The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County...

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Page 601 - England, for purposes of private interest or emolument, sums issued to him as treasurer of the navy, and placed to his account in the bank, according to the provisions of the 25th Geo. III. chap. 31. has been guilty of a gross violation of the : law, and a high breach of duty.
Page 439 - It was proposed to lay an imposition upon playhouses: the courtiers objected, that the players were the king's servants, and a part of his pleasure.
Page 124 - Moorfields, at the north wall of the city, is frozen over, great companies of young men go to sport upon the ice...
Page 427 - ... the water, and went away, and carried the keys with him. So when the fire broke out next morning, they opened the pipes in the streets to find water, but there was none.
Page 394 - From hence they passed along and took in other dead bodies, till, as honest John Hayward told me, they almost buried him alive in the cart; yet all this while he slept soundly. At length the cart came to the place where the bodies were to be thrown into the ground, which, as I do remember, was at...
Page 329 - And no less unjust projects of all kinds, many ridiculous, many scandalous, all very grievous, were set on foot; the envy and reproach of which came to the king, the profit to other men...
Page 370 - ... continued very easy. But at the other end of the town their consternation was very great ; and the richer sort of people, especially the nobility and gentry from the west part of the city, thronged out of town with their families and servants...
Page 626 - That with regard to these patents, she hoped that her dutiful and loving subjects would not take away her prerogative, which is the chief flower in her garden, and the principal and head pearl in her crown and diadem ; but that they would rather leave these matters to her disposal...
Page 259 - very foul, and full of pits and sloughs, very perilous and noyous, as well for the king's subjects on horseback as on foot, and with carriages.
Page 566 - Board, that it is indispensably necessary for the Public service, that the Directors of the Bank of England should forbear issuing any Cash in payment, until the sense of Parliament can be taken on that subject, and the proper measures adopted thereupon, for maintaining the means of Circulation, and supporting the public and commercial credit of the Kingdom at this important conjuncture...