The Vale of Mowbray: A Historical and Topographical Account of Thirsk and Its Neighbourhood

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1859 - Mowbray, Vale of (England) - 370 pages

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Page 126 - All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Page 319 - When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn That ten day-labourers could not end, Then lies him down, the lubber fiend, And, stretched out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength; And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings.
Page 28 - I saw ,two beings in the hues of youth Standing upon a hill, a gentle hill, Green and of mild declivity, the last As 'twere the cape of a long ridge of such, Save that there was no sea to lave its base, But a most living landscape, and the wave Of woods and cornfields, and the abodes of men Scatter'd at intervals, and wreathing smoke Arising from such rustic roofs...
Page 146 - And, when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble, where no mention Of me more must be heard of, say, I taught thee; Say, Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory, And sounded all the depths and shoals of honour...
Page 49 - The sacred banners of St. Cuthbert of Durham, St. Peter of York, St. John of Beverley, and St. Wilfrid of Ripon, hung from a pole fixed in a fourwheeled car, which stood in the centre of the host. ' I who wear no armour,' shouted the chief of the Galwegians, 'will go as far this day as any one with breastplate of mail ; ' his men charged with wild shouts of
Page 166 - Church was erected in the year 1835, containing 323 sittings, and in consequence of a grant from the incorporated Society for promoting the enlargement, building and repairing of Churches and Chapels , 193 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever.
Page 39 - April ; 5, May ; 6, June ; 7, July ; 8, August ; 9, September ; 10, October ; 11, November ; 12, December.
Page 6 - Alfred, who, to prevent the rapines and disorders which formerly prevailed in the realm, instituted tithings, so called from the Saxon, because ten freeholders, with their families composed one. These all dwelt together, and were sureties or free pledges to the king for the good behaviour of each other; and, if any offence was committed in their district, they were bound to have the offender forthcoming.
Page 66 - ... half: he daily gave at his gates, besides bread and drink, warm meat to two hundred poor people. The housekeeping of Edward, late Earl of Derby, is not to be forgotten, who had two hundred and twenty men in check roll: his feeding aged persons twice every day, sixty and odd, besides all comers, thrice a week, appointed for his dealing days, and every Good Friday two thousand seven hundred, with meat, drink, and money.
Page 280 - ... struggles, and of their manly bearing at the bar and in the cart. Thus it was related of William Nevison, the great robber of Yorkshire, that he levied a quarterly tribute on all the northern drovers, and, in return, not only spared them himself, but protected them against all other thieves ; that he demanded purses in the most courteous manner ; that he gave largely to the poor what he had taken from the rich ; that his life was once spared by the royal clemency, but that he again tempted his...

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