History and Antiquities of the Town and Neighbourhood of Uttoxeter, with Notices of Adjoining Places

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Page 180 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
Page 393 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; Defenders of the Faith ; Princes of Spain and Sicily ; Archdukes of Austria ; Dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant ; Counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol...
Page 233 - I to the Church the living call, and to the grave do summon all, AR 1728.
Page 238 - The peaceful virtues lov'd to dwell. Affection warm, and faith sincere, And soft humanity were there. In agony, in death, resign'd, She felt the wound she left behind, Her infant image here below, Sits smiling on a father's woe: Whom what awaits, while yet he strays Along the lonely vale of days? A pang, to secret sorrow dear; A sigh; an unavailing tear; Till time shall every grief remove, With life, with memory, and with love. EPITAPH ON A CHILD HERE, freed from pain, secure from misery, lies A...
Page 238 - Beneath this stone four infants' ashes lie: Say, are they lost or saved ? If death's by sin, they sinned; for they are here; If heaven's by works, in heaven they can't appear. Reason, ah, how depraved ! Revere the Bible's sacred page; the knot's untied: They died, for Adam sinned; they live, for Jesus died.
Page 31 - These Midsummer fires and sacrifices were to obtain a blessing on the fruits of the earth, now becoming ready for gathering ; as those of the first of May, that they might prosperously grow : and those of the last of October were a thanksgiving for finishing their harvest.
Page 242 - April, in the 17th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Charles the Second by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.
Page 397 - English money, at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, and the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary...
Page 164 - Madam, I beg your pardon for the abruptness of my departure from your house this morning, but I was constrained to it by my conscience. Fifty years ago, Madam, on this day, I committed a breach of filial piety, which has ever since lain heavy on my mind, and has not till this day been expiated. My father...
Page 276 - Fox paid a very high compliment to his virtues and integrity. *' A noble admiral (said he) has been proposed to you. I certainly cannot boast of agreeing with him in political opinions ; but whom could the electors pitch upon more worthy of their choice than the noble lord, in his private character universally respected, and a man who has served his country with a zeal, a gallantry, a spirit, and a splendour that will ever reflect upon him immortal honour?

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