The Stranger in Shrewsbury; Or, An Historical and Descriptive View of Shrewsbury and Its Environs. [With a Plan.]

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T.J. Howell, 1816 - 214 pages

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Page 185 - The span of the arch is one hundred feet six inches, and the height from the base line to the centre is forty feet. The weight of iron in the whole is three hundred and seventy-eight tons ten hundred weight : each piece of the long ribs weighs five tons fifteen hundred weight.
Page 18 - ... utmost of my power, defend and maintain the true reformed protestant religion, established in the church of England, and, by the grace of God, in the same will live and die.
Page 18 - God, to maintain the just privileges and freedom of parliament, and to govern, to the utmost of my power, by the known statutes and customs of the kingdom ; and particularly to observe inviolably the laws to which I have given my consent this parliament.
Page 161 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied.
Page 87 - And they, who to be sure of Paradise, Dying, put on the weeds of Dominic, Or in Franciscan think to pass disguised.
Page 13 - Piercy supported that fame which he had acquired in many a bloody combat. And Douglas, his ancient enemy, and now his friend, still appeared his rival amidst the horror and confusion of the day.
Page 45 - ... after the Revolution, and was rewarded by King William with a flag. Some curious particulars respecting him, maybe found in a pamphlet, printed in 1702 (the year of his death), entitled " The Present Condition of the English Navy." During the life-time of the admiral, his sister presented his picture to the corporation of Shrewsbury, who caused it to be hung up in their town-hall, where it still remains, as a testimony of the regard his countrymen had for this worthy officer and true patriot.—...
Page 76 - The spirits of the good, who bend from high Wide o'er these earthly scenes their partial eye, When first...
Page 60 - Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next, and next all human race...

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