The History of Gloucester: And a Descriptive Account of the Same City and Its Suburbs; Including Its Various Streets, Public Institutions and Buildings, &c


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Seite 96 - I perceived the fire kindled, till at last, though so young, and amidst a crowd of those who knew me in my childish days, I trust I was enabled to speak with some degree of gospel authority. Some few mocked, but most for the present seemed struck, and I have since heard, that a complaint had been made to the bishop, that I drove fifteen mad, the first sermon ; the worthy prelate, as I am informed, wished that the madness might not be forgotten before next Sunday.
Seite 18 - We, the inhabitants, magistrates, officers, and soldiers within the garrison of Gloucester, unto his majesty's gracious message, return this humble answer: that we do keep this city, according to our oaths and allegiance, to and for the use of his majesty and his royal posterity; and do accordingly conceive ourselves wholly bound to obey the commands of his majesty, signified by both houses of parliament, and are resolved, by God's help, to keep this city accordingly...
Seite 17 - ... assure them, in the word of a king, that they, nor any of them, shall receive the least damage or prejudice by our army in their persons or estates...
Seite 74 - Gloster towre." who died in 1457. The ornamental members and perforated pinnacles are of the most delicate tabernacle work, very full, but preserving an air of chasteness and simplicity. * " Its peculiar perfection, which immediately strikes the eye, is an exact symmetry of component parts, and the judicious distribution of ornaments. The shaft of the tower is equally divided into two stories, correctly repeated in every particle ; and the open parapet and pinnacles so richly clustered, are an example...
Seite 96 - And soon found the advantage of having been accustomed to public speaking, when a boy at school ; and of exhorting and teaching the prisoners, and poor people at their private houses, whilst at the University. By these means, I was kept from being daunted over much.
Seite 17 - ... our army in their persons or estates : but that we will appoint such a governor, and a moderate garrison, to reside there, as shall be both for the ease and security of that city and the whole country.
Seite 17 - Out of our tender compassion to our city of " Gloucester, and that it may not receive prejudice " by our army, which we cannot prevent if we be " compelled to assault it, we are personally come " before it to require the same ; and are graciously " pleased to let all the inhabitants of, and all other " persons within that city, as well soldiers as others, " know, that if they shall immediately submit " themselves, and deliver this...
Seite 96 - I was comforted by a heartfelt sense of the divine presence, and soon found the unspeakable advantage of having been accustomed to public speaking when a boy at school, and of exhorting...
Seite 94 - Gloucester we had a peaceable meeting, though the town was very rude, and divided; for one part of the soldiers were for the king, and another for the parliament. As I passed out of the town, over the bridge, Edward Pyot being with me, the soldiers there said,
Seite 103 - Continent, had not been able to effect; nay, not even the waters of Carlsbad and Marienbad. I wish to have another Box and a Pot of the Ointment, in case any of my family should ever require either. Your most obliged and obedient Servant, (Signed) ALDBOROUGH.

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