Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester

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Chetham Society., 1845 - Cheshire (England)

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Page 323 - But to a post for scrubbing. His sword would serve for battle, or For dinner, if you please ; When it had slain a Cheshire man 'Twould toast a Cheshire cheese.
Page 182 - he was a person of a most pious life, exemplary conversation, of great charity, hospitality, and so zealous a man for the Church of England, that he was accounted, by precise persons, Popishly affected, and a Papist in masquerade.
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 14 - He was no great read man ; but one of much and deepe thinking, and of a working head ; and a prudent man as well as ingeniose. He was one of Seth, lord bishop of Sarum's most intimate friends.
Page 147 - ... it were both and neither, the names of the nymphs who were with him shall be printed ;• therefore he is desired, as he tenders the reputation of his ladies, to repent. žžž Mr. Bickerstaff has received information, that an eminent and noble preacher* in the chief congregation of Great Britain...
Page 58 - Burnet, who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that "She was more likely to have maintained the post (of Protector) 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.
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...
Page 67 - Whalley, p. 99, third ed. In the reign of Henry VIII. the necessity of supporting indigent youths at College was a frequent topic in the writings of the Reformers. Becon, 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...
Page 119 - Cowell) is a benefice that, being void is commended to the charge and care of some sufficient clerk, to be supplied, until it may be conveniently provided of a pastor.
Page 211 - ... cousin, Sir Thomas Mainwaring, of Badelly ; and Stanley, of Houghton ; and Chemley, of Vale Royal ; and forty more of my relatives there, if you please to do them the honour of visiting their innocent, clownish habitations; and when you have viewed Stoak Hall, where I was born (for so it is vulgarly called), then I must beg of your Lordship to tell me whether you don't think it was an agreeable portion for me to be attended from your door by a Constable and a Beadle.1 Gaysworth, too, will be...

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