The World's Progress: a Dictionary of Dates

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Page 492 - 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 477 - Barons' eldest Sons. Knights of the Garter. Privy Councillors. Chancellor of the Exchequer. "Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench. Master of the Rolls.
Page 511 - May, 1700, and was buried in Westminster abbey, where a monument was erected to his memory by John, duke of Buckingham.
Page 455 - Bc in commemoration of their coming out of Egypt ; because, the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who put to death the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over...
Page 197 - If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young...
Page 454 - The power and jurisdiction of parliament, says Sir Edward Coke, is so transcendent and absolute that it cannot be confined. either for causes or persons, within any bounds.
Page 291 - Jan. are designated by the first seven letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G; and the one of these which denotes Sunday is the Dominical letter.
Page 591 - If there were as many devils in Worms as there are tiles on the housetops I would go.
Page 289 - An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments^), do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will not exercise any (d) The 9 Geo.
Page 471 - THE poor of England, till the time of Hen. VIII., subsisted entirely upon private benevolence, and the charity of welldisposed Christians. For though it appears by the mirrour ', that by the common law the poor were to be " sustained by " parsons, rectors of the church, and the parishioners ; so " that none of them die for default of sustenance;" and though by the statutes 12 Ric.II.

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