The history of Northampton and its vicinity; brought down to the present time

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Birdsall and Sons, 1815 - 151 pages
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Page 24 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 151 - Time made thee what thou wast, king of the woods And Time hath made thee what thou art — a cave For owls to roost in. Once thy spreading boughs O'erhung the champaign ; and the numerous flocks, That grazed it, stood beneath that ample cope Uncrowded, yet safe-shelter'd from the storm.
Page 141 - Here lie the Remains Of the REV. JAMES HERVEY, AM (Late Rector of this Parish,) That very pious man, and much admired Author, who died, Dec.
Page 142 - Dec. 25, 1758, In the 45th year of his age. Reader, expect no more to make him known, Vain the fond elegy and figur'd stone : A name more lasting shall his writings give ; There view display'd his heavenly soul, and live.
Page 108 - ... on the west, a quarter of a mile from the same house. To conclude, the state of the same house is such and so beautiful...
Page 94 - The first of an octogonal form, is fourteen feet in height. Against four of the sides alternately, on two separate escutcheons, are the arms of Castile and Leon, and of the county of Ponthieu, in Picardy. Under the arms, in high relief, is a book open, and lying on a kind of desk. On the four other sides are two distinct shields, on one of which are the arms of England, and in the other alternately the arms of Castile and Leon, and those of the county of Ponthieu. The second story of a like shape...
Page 92 - Pre, a house of Cluniac nuns, founded by Simon de St. Liz, the younger, Earl of Northampton, in the reign of King Stephen. It had in it ten nuns at the time of the dissolution. The last Abbess, Clementina Stokes, governed it thirty years, and obtained the king's charter for the continuance of her convent ; but fearing to incur the displeasure of the tyrant, resigned it into the hands of Doctor London, the king's commissioner, and got from him the character of a gudde agyd woman ; of her howse being...
Page 107 - In the hall there are raised three peramides very high standing instead of a shryne, the midst whereof ascendeth unto the roofe of the hall, the other two equal with the syde walls of same hall, and on them are depainted the arms of all the gentlemen of the same shire, and of all the noblemen of this land. The situation of the same house is very pleasantlie contrived, mounting on...
Page 140 - Cainbridge, and took his degree of Master of Arts, and entered on the family livings of Weston Favel and Collingtree, near Northampton, of the annual value of 180. He discharged his duties as a minister of the gospel, in such a manner as would have done honour to one of the primitive fathers ; and his compassion to the miserable will be long remembered by many persons, besides those of his parish. His health gradually declining, he fell into a lingering consumption, and died on Christmas day, in...
Page 151 - O'erhung the champain; and the numerous flock That graz'd it stood beneath that ample cope Uncrowded, yet safe-shelter'd from the storm. No flock frequents thee now. Thou hast outliv'd Thy popularity and art become (Unless verse rescue thee awhile) a thing Forgotten, as the foliage of thy youth.

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