The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Under King Charles II. and King James II. The Hon. Sir Dudley North, Commissioner of the Customs, and Afterwards of the Treasury, to King Charles II. and the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Clerk of the Closet to King Charles II.
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Page 281 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 184 - His skull-caps, which he wore when he had leisure to observe his constitution, as I touched before, were now destined to lie in a drawer, to receive the money that came in by fees. One had the gold, another the crowns and half-crowns, and another the smaller money. When these vessels were full, they were committed to his friend (the Hon. Roger North), who was constantly near him, to tell out the cash and put it into the bags according to the contents ; and so they went to his treasurers, Blanchard...
Page 134 - Quaker's counsel pretended, that it was no marriage that had passed between them, since it was not solemnized according to the rules of the Church of England ; he declared, that he was not willing on his own opinion to make their children bastards ; and gave directions to the jury to find it special.
Page 374 - After dinner, I walked to Ham, to see the house and garden of the Duke of Lauderdale, which is indeed inferior to few of the best villas in Italy itself ; the house furnished like a great Prince's ; the parterres, flower-gardens, orangeries, groves, avenues, courts, statues, perspectives, fountains, aviaries, and all this at the banks of the sweetest river in the world, must needs be admirable.
Page 405 - Club. It was their beast of burden, and called first ' mobile vulgus,' but fell naturally into the contraction of one syllable, and ever since is become proper English."* Yet we find considerably later a writer in The Spectator speaking of ' mob' as still only struggling into existence.
Page 20 - He, also, diligently common-placed the' substance of his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand—" for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or semi-uncial letters to look like pigs
Page 319 - There came in my time to the College one Nathaniel Conopios, out of Greece, from Cyrill, the patriarch of Constantinople, who, returning many years after, was made (as I ,understand) Bishop of Smyrna. He was the first I ever saw drink coffee; which custom came not into England till thirty years after.
Page 288 - And because the hideous road along by the Tyne, for the many and sharp turnings and perpetual precipices, was for a coach, not sustained by main force, impassable, his lordship was forced to take horse, and to ride most part of the way to Hexham.
Page 45 - He is a young man, with a very handsome face, a good head of hair, a pretty big voice, well set, and a good round leg.
Page 315 - I have read somewhere of an, eastern king, who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal for the son to sit on, who was preferred to his father's office. I fancy, such a memorial might not have been unuseful to a son of sir William Scroggs, and that both he and his successors would often wriggle in...