The history of Oswestry

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Page 26 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 42 - Hotspur having placed himself at their head, he perceived that an engagement was unavoidable, on which he called for his favourite sword. His attendants informed him that it was left behind at Berwick, of which village it does not appear that he had till then learned the name. At these words he turned pale, and said, " I perceive that my plough is drawing to its last furrow ; for a wizard told me in Northumberland, that I should perish at Berwick, which I vainly interpreted of that town in the north.
Page 144 - Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
Page 142 - His faith follow, considering the end of his conversation ; Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever.
Page 141 - Sacred to the memory of THOMAS TREVOR, clerk, MA, son of Roger Trevor, of Bodynfol, in the county of Montgomery, Esq., Vicar of this parish 50, and of Ruabon, 15 years; chaplain to Sir W. Williams Wynne, baronet; and one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the counties of Salop and Denbigh, who died the 29th of February, 1784, aged 76. Of manners unaffected, he performed the service of the church with a peculiar grace ; and by a propriety of elocution, attracted the attention, and raised the...
Page 140 - MDCCCXII. In memory of LEWIS JONES, Esq., for fourteen years town-clerk of Oswestry: he died June 5th, in the 56th year of his age. This tablet was erected by the corporation of this town, in token of their affectionate remembrance of a man, who was remarkable for his knowledge of the laws of his country, and for his readiness in imparting that knowledge, with a view to prevent litigation among his neighbours.
Page 37 - ... proffered submission of Northumberland. The army of Glyndwr, amounting to twelve thousand men, had remained inactive at Oswestry during the battle. There is a tradition that he himself quitted that place in disguise, and hastening to Shrewsbury, hid himself in a gigantic oak, which commanded a full view of the field ; and that after witnessing the discomfiture of his friends, returning with speed to Oiwestry,, Vot.
Page 258 - ... an age there, and think it a day. If you have a mind to live long, and renew your youth, come with Mrs.
Page 45 - Royalists, victory seemed inclined to favour the rebel army; they fought with renewed ardour, from an opinion naturally derived from the overthrow of his standard, that the King himself had fallen, and animated each other to the combat with cheering and redoubled shouts of
Page 249 - ... an ancient one ; and the inhabitants of Shropshire and Wales are attached to it from many old historical, personal, and feudal recollections. Halston is called in ancient deeds Haly Stone or Holy Stone. Near it stood the abbey, taken down above a century ago. Meyric Lloyd, Lord of some part of Uch Ales, in the reign of Richard I. would not yield subjection to the English government, under which the hundred of Dyffryn Clwyd, and several others were then ; and having taken some English officers...

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