Local gleanings relating to Lancashire and Chesire, ed. by J.P. Earwaker

John Parsons Earwaker

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Pagina 36 - And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare...
Pagina 61 - And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.
Pagina 205 - ... become, without one exception, opulent and happy. My father may be truly said to have been the founder of our family ; and he so accurately appreciated the importance of commercial wealth in a national point of view, that he was often heard to say, " that the gains to the individual were small, compared with the national gains arising from trade.
Pagina 116 - We next commenced an examination of the various weapons, and found them to consist of one old blunderbuss, one pistol, two old swords, a few rusty pokers, and sticks, stones, squibs, and gunpowder in abundance. The firearms were immediately loaded with blank powder ; the swords were sharpened, and the pokers heated in the fire. These weapons were assigned to the most daring company, who had to protect the principal window. The missiles were for the light infantry, and all the rest were armed with...
Pagina 121 - ... have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant to the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of our City of London all that our manor capital messuage...
Pagina 233 - And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
Pagina 118 - Some proposed to drill a hole in the windowscat, fill it with gunpowder, and explode it, if any one attempted to enter. Others thought we had better prepare to set fire to the school sooner than surrender unconditionally. But the majority advised, what was perhaps the most prudent resolution, to wait for another attack ; and, if we saw no hopes of sustaining a longer defence, to make the best retreat we could. The affair of the...
Pagina 117 - The cheers were tremendous. Our courage revived ; the blood flushed in our cheeks; the parson was breaking in; the moment was critical. Our captain undaunted sprang to the fire-place —seized a heated poker in one hand, and a blazing torch in the other. The latter he gave to the captain of the sharp-shooters, and told him to prepare a volley; when with the...
Pagina 62 - That for the time to come no man shall be admitted to be a master printer until they who are now actually master printers, shall be by death or otherwise, reduced to the number of twenty, and from thenceforth the number of twenty master printers shall be continued, and no more, besides the...
Pagina 36 - And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

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