The History of Lincoln: Containing an Account of the Antiquities, Edifices, Trade, and Customs, of that Ancient City ; an Introductory Sketch of the County ; and a Description of the Cathedral. To which is Added, an Appendix, Comprising the Charter, and a List of Mayors and Sherrifs

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Drury and sons, 1816 - 223 Seiten
 

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Seite 120 - But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll; Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the souL Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Seite 156 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all state courts having competent jurisdiction, and in any circuit court of the United States...
Seite 156 - York, be and shall be, forever hereafter, persons able and in law capable to have, get, receive, and possess lands, tenements, rents, liberties, jurisdictions, franchises, and hereditaments to them and their successors in fee simple...
Seite 164 - ... that the common council of the city, aforesaid, for the time being, or the major part of them, shall and may have power, from time to time, to...
Seite 155 - York, for the time being, and their successors, forever hereafter be, and shall be, by force of these presents, one body corporate and politic, in deed, fact and name, by the name of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York...
Seite 74 - Whitsunday, and when the judges arrive to try the prisoners,— another fit occasion would be at executions, to which it would give great solemnity, for the sound is heard far and wide over the fens. On other occasions it was disused, because it shook the tower, but the stones have now been secured with iron cramps. — Tom, which is the familiar abbreviation of Thomas, seems to be the only name which they give to a bell in this country.
Seite 72 - It opened upon a marsh, and we once more beheld the cathedral upon its height, now two leagues distant. This magnificent building stands at the end of a long and high hill above the city. To the north there are nine windmills in a row. It has three towers, the two smaller ones topped with the smallest spires I have ever seen ; they were beautiful in the distance, yet we doubted whether they ought to have been there, and in fact they are of modern addition, and not of stone, so that on a near view...
Seite 73 - L the country— •-it was one wide fen, — but the more beautiful the city, and the more majestic the cathedral : Never was an edifice more happily placed; it overtops a city built on the acclivity of a steep hill, — its houses intermingled with gardens and orchards. To see it in full perfection, it should be in the red sunshine of an autumnal evening, when the red roofs, and red brick houses would harmonize with the sky and with the fading foliage.
Seite 122 - Whose barren bosom starves her generous birth, Nor genial warmth, nor genial juice retains, Their roots to feed, and fill their verdant veins : And as in climes, where Winter holds his reign, The soil, though fertile, will not teem in vain, Forbids her gems...
Seite 176 - BOOK ii. it ^ n d we d 0 w il l an d command, for us, our heirs, and successors, that the aforesaid mayor, sheriffs, citizens, and commonalty of the city aforesaid, and their successors, may have, hold, and enjoy, for ever, all and singular the courts aforesaid, fairs, markets, liberties, goods, exemptions, chattels of felons condemned to die, convicted, outlawed, fugitives, and also all treasures found on waste, as strays, fines, licences, and compounding fines and forfeitures ; and also all and...

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