Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events, Volume 1

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J. Hodges, 1874 - Folklore - 279 pages

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Page 257 - But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up, 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Page 100 - There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thoughts to any other.
Page 76 - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : And let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloke. 29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth : And praise him among the multitude.
Page 96 - Thursday following, and should be whipped by the hangman through the streets from Westminster to the Old Exchange, London...
Page 96 - B ; and that he be afterwards sent to Bristol, and be conveyed into, and through the said city on horseback, with his face backward, and there also publicly whipt the next marketday after he comes thither ; and that from thence he be committed to prison in Bridewell, London, and there restrained from the society of all people, and there to labour hard till he shall be released by parliament ; and during that time, be debarred the use of pen, ink, and paper, and shall have no relief but what he earns...
Page 100 - Its crown is meekness ; its life is everlasting love unfeigned, it takes its kingdom with entreaty and not with contention, and keeps it by lowliness of mind. In God alone it can rejoice, though none else regard it, or can own its life. It is conceived in sorrow, and brought forth without any to pity it ; nor doth it murmur at grief and oppression. It never rejoiceth but through sufferings — for with the world's joy it is murdered. I found it alone, being forsaken. I have fellowship therein with...
Page 58 - ... walked by her as he went to the pond ; and as he returned with the pail from the pond, looking sideways to see whether she continued in the same place, he found she did ; and that she seemed to dandle something in her lap, that looked like a white bag (as he thought) which he did not observe before. So soon as he had emptied his pail, he went into his yard, and stood still to try whether he could see her again, but she was vanished.
Page 174 - When informed of this she exclaimed, with a smile, " I will see it acted, as I live." She did, and expressed her satisfaction that the character in the play did her justice. She frequently catered for herself, making her own purchases, and taking them home in her carriage. Once, having purchased some eels, she put them in her pocket, entered her coach, and called on a lady friend and invited her to come out with her for an airing. The warmth of Peg's pocket revived the seemingly dead eels, and they...
Page 61 - Tuesday last, about half an hour after twelve of the clock, in the day time, he was watering quickwood, and as he was going for the second pail, there appeared walking before him, an apparition in the shape of a woman, soon after she sat down over against the pond, on a green hill, he walked by her as he went to the pond, and as he came with the pail of water from the pond, looking side-ways to see if she sat in the same place, which he saw she did...
Page 145 - His actions are so singular, and his spirit so manly and enterprising, that I could not help it.' It is worthy of note that he was the first to set up for the public accommodation of visitors to Harrogate a four-wheeled chaise and a one-horse chair ; these he kept for two seasons.

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