Edward Colston, the Philanthropist, His Life and Times: Including a Memoir of His Father; the Result of a Laborious Investigation Into the Archives of the City

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J. Chilcott, 1852 - Bristol (England) - 507 pages

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Page 227 - The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Page 168 - ... that James Nayler was guilty of horrid blasphemy, and that he was a grand impostor and seducer of the people " ; and his sentence was, " that he should be set on the pillory, in the Palace Yard, Westminster, during the space of two hours, on Thursday next...
Page 149 - He went forth in that state and equipage as the like hath hardly been seen; himself in a coach with six gallant Flanders mares, whitish gray; divers coaches accompanying him ; and very many great Officers of the Army; his Life-guard consisting of eighty gallant men, the meanest whereof a Commander or Esquire, in stately habit; — with trumpets sounding, almost to the shaking of Charing Cross, had it been now standing. Of his Lifeguard many are Colonels; and, believe me, it's such a guard as is hardly...
Page 168 - ... with his head in the pillory, for the space of two hours, between the hours of eleven and one, on Saturday next, in each place wearing a paper containing an inscription of his crimes ; and that at the Old Exchange his tongue be bored through with a hot iron and that he be there also stigmatized in the forehead with the letter B...
Page 135 - They have set fire upon thy holy places, and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy name, even unto the ground. 9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether: Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.
Page 180 - ... powers are great. He looks after the Good of the Commonwealth, spiritual and temporal, as he finds wisest. Ejects, or aids in ejecting, scandalous ministers ; summons disaffected, suspected persons before him ; demands an account of them ; sends them to prison, failing an account that satisfies him ; — and there is no appeal except to the Protector in Council. His force is the Militia of his Counties ; horse and foot, levied and kept in readiness for the occasion ; especially troops of horse....
Page 199 - Commissioners formerly sent to you, and putting them in a readiness for the purpose aforesaid. Letting you also know that, for your better encouragement herein, you shall have a Troop of horse sent you to quarter in or near your Town. We desire you to let us hear from you from time to time what occurs to you touching the Malignant party : and so we bid you farewell. Given at Whitehall, this 2d of December, 1657...
Page 231 - An ingenious projector, named Edward Heming, obtained letters patent conveying to him, for a term of years, the exclusive right of lighting up London. He undertook, for a moderate consideration, to place a light before every tenth door, on moonless nights, from Michaelmas to Lady Day, and from six to twelve of the clock.
Page 328 - House has met before that day, or will meet on the day of the issue), issue his warrant to the clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for electing another member in the room of the member whose seat has so become vacant.
Page 439 - ... I make and ordain my dear son Thornton sole executor of this my last will and testament, desiring him to perform the same and those poor goods I have given that they may have them when I die, and the money I have given, that it may be paid to every one at the end of six months. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed the day and year above written...

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