The antiquities of Stamford and St. Martin's: compiled chiefly from the annals of ... Francis Peck ... to which is added their present state including Burghley, Band 1

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Seite 61 - As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Seite 302 - I have set my walls but upon the old foundation. Indeed, I have made the rough stone walls to be of square ; and yet one side remaineth as my father left it me. I trust my son shall be able to maintain it, considering that there are in that shire a dozen larger, of men under my degree.
Seite 183 - Which being spoken at midnight, when he was all alone, so amazed him, as drove him into a sweat for fear. Most penitent and heavy, the next day, in presence of the youths, he told with trembling what a fearful voice spake to him at midnight, vowing never to play again ; and calling for Mr. Cecil, asked him forgiveness on his knees, and restored him all his money, bedding, and books. So two gamesters were both reclaimed with this merry device, and never played more.
Seite 230 - Katherine his wife, accompanied with many lords and ladies, rode a-Maying from Greenwich to the high ground of Shooter's Hill ; where, as they passed by the way, they espied a company of tall yeomen clothed all in green, with green hoods, and with bows and arrows, to the number of two hundred.
Seite 204 - Lords-Lieutenant, and from their musters, and for having the militia of the town commanded by their own officers, the Mayor being the King's Lord -Lieutenant, and immediately under his Majesty's command, and to be...
Seite 61 - And bring all heav'n before mine eyes. And may at laft my weary age, Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mofly cell, Where I may fit and rightly fpell Of ev'ry ftar that heav'n doth mew, And ev'ry herb that fips the dew : Till old experience do attain To fomething like prophetic ftrain.
Seite 40 - For elles mote we oure bokes selle, And if ye lacke oure predication, Than goth this world all to destruction.
Seite 49 - And after him the fatal Welland went, That if old saws prove true (which God forbid!) Shall drown all Holland* with his excrement, And shall see Stamford, though now homely hid, Then shine in learning more than ever did Cambridge or Oxford, England's goodly beams.
Seite 291 - Exeter of this family, who built it, thought it fo inferior to the other, that he pleafantly faid ' that he built it only ' to retire to out of the duft, while ' his great houfe at Burleigh was ' fweeping.* WOTTON, orWooDTON, (Hanf.) is alfo called Walton at Stone, on the W.
Seite 264 - The next four, that is, the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth, shall be named and admitted by the vicar of St. Martin's for the time being, the bailiff of the manor of Stamford Baron, in the county of Northampton, and the eldest churchwarden of St. Martin's, and by them that shall be (a) in the nunnery otherwise called St. Michael's, and in the inn called the George, in Stamford Baron, or the greater number of them.

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