The Northern star, or Yorkshire magazine, ed. by A. Jewitt

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Arthur Jewitt

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Page 166 - When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory...
Page 308 - British Monachism; or, Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England.
Page 429 - ... floggings, 209,000 custodes, 136,000 tips with the ruler, 10,200 boxes on the ear, and 22,700 tasks by heart. It was further calculated that he had made 700 boys stand on peas, 6000 kneel on a sharp edge of wood, 5000 wear the fool's cap, and 1,700 hold the rod.
Page 271 - ... each picks up a sweetheart, conducts her to a dancing-room, and treats her with punch, wine, and cake. Here they spend their afternoon, and part of their half-year's wages, in drinking and dancing, unless, as it frequently happens, a girl becomes the subject of contention, when the harmony of the meeting is interrupted, and the candidates for her love settle the dispute by blows.
Page 430 - This was called hand-fasting, or hand in fist. If they were pleased with each other at that time, then they continued together for life: if not, they separated, and were free to make another choice as at the first.
Page 439 - HIM, whose loving-kindness is better than life, and all its pleasures, if all its pleasures could be enjoyed for ever. A creature, an intellectual creature, may be debarred from communion with every thing and every being in the universe, except the Creator. The venerable father of the British people, we have reason to believe, whatever else may have failed him, is happily conscious of that presence, which is the hope of earth and the joy of heaven. The hand of mercy may have shut him up from the...
Page 295 - To see a commander, of his eminence, throw himself into a hollow square of infantry as a secure refuge, till the rage and torrent of the attack was past ; and that not once only, but twice or thrice in the course of the battle, proved that his confidence was placed not in any one particular corps, but in the whole British army.
Page 405 - The building consists of two square courts ; one of which, to the north, has been built on all sides, and the south side of it forms the north side of the south court, which has also ranges of buildings on the east and west sides, and on part of the south : the latter court seems principally to have consisted of offices. The first entrance is under an arched gateway on the east side of the south court...
Page 438 - Europe; beautiful and affectionate, accomplished and intelligent ; esteeemed, admired, courted, and revered by her family, her associates, her dependents, and her future subjects ; above all, loving and beloved, (a bliss so rare in palaces,) the spouse of the man whom she had chosen for herself, and about to become the mother of a line of Princes who might reign...
Page 330 - This they take out, and giving it a few strokes with their sledges, they carry it to a great weighty hammer, raised likewise by the motion of a water-wheel: where applying it dexterously to the blows, they presently beat it out into a thick short square.

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