Notitia Cestriensis: Or Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, Volume 19

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Page 329 - In my time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot, as to learn me any other thing, and so I think other men did their children...
Page 329 - I think other men did their children : he taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms as divers other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me according to my age and strength; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger, for men shall never shoot well, except they be brought up in it: it is a worthy game, a wholesome kind of exercise, and much commended in physic.
Page 293 - Sir John de Davenport Knt. granted by Deed, dated Sunday next after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, in the year 1390, four messuages and sixty acres of land, in the vill of Merton, to maintain a fit Priest celebrating mass in the Chapel of Merton, for the souls of himself, his parents, and successors, and all faithful people deceased, for ever.
Page 178 - And that was the reason, indeed ; for where I found a Crown, a Church, and a people spoiled, I could not imagine to redeem them from under the pressure with gracious smiles and gentle looks ; it would cost warmer water than so.
Page 58 - Falconbridge, a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post than either of her brothers; according to a saying that went of her, that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better, but if those in petticoats had been in breeches they would have held faster v . The other daughter was married, first to the earl of Warwick's heir, and afterwards to one Russel.
Page 67 - Chaplain to Archbishop Cranmer, says — " It were very expedient to remember the poor Scholars of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, for if they be not maintained, all learning and virtue will decay, and a very barbary shall brast in among us, and at the last, bring this our realm to destruction. We see daily many good wits compelled, from lack of exhibition, to forsake the Universities and to become serving men.
Page 218 - H, now considerably reduced in its dimensions. 11 Tilston Hall, a house of the Wilbrahams of Woodhay, is now destroyed. Tilston Lodge is a temporary residence of John Tollemache Esq. MP u Wardle Hall was anciently the seat of the Prestlands, afterwards sold, 44th Elizabeth, to the Wilbrahams of Woodhay, and now used as a farm house. 13 Ridley Hall, the seat of the Egerton family from the time of Henry VIII. who granted the estate to Sir Ralph. Egerton, second son of Philip Egerton of Egerton Esq....
Page 121 - III. for life, and the reversion to John of Eltham, brother to the King and his heirs for ever.
Page 301 - To save the opulent from oblivion the sculptor unites his labours with the scholar or the poet, whilst the rustic is indebted for his mite of posthumous renown to the carpenter, the painter, or the mason. The structures of fame are, in both cases, built with materials whose duration is short. It may check the sallies of pride to reflect on the mortality of men ; but for its complete humiliation, let it be remembered, that epitaphs and monuments decay."] All this of Jacob Holmes ? for his the name...
Page 87 - Connected with this important subject every reader may consult with advantage, a series of Essays on " The Dark Ages," 2d edition, Rivingtons, by the Rev. SR Maitland, FRS and FSA Librarian to His Grace the Archbishop of...