An Impartial History of the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Its Vicinity: Comprehending an Account of Its Origin, Population, Coal, Coasting, & Foreign Trade, Together with an Accurate Description of All Its Public Buildings, Manufactories, Coal Works, &c
Vint & Anderson, 1801 - 612 pages
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Page 237 - When I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Page 237 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Page 18 - At the first appearance of any person, they set off in full gallop ; and, at the distance of two or three hundred yards, make a wheel round, and come boldly up again, tossing their heads in a menacing manner ; on a sudden, they make a full stop, at the distance of forty or fifty yards, looking wildly at the object of their surprise ; but upon the least motion being made they all again turn round, and fly off...
Page 86 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Page 26 - As I foretold you, were all fpirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air ; And, like the bafelefs fabric of this vifion, The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The folemn temples, the great globe itfelf, Yea, all which it inherit, fhall diffolve ; And, like this infubftantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind ! We are fuch fluff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a Deep.
Page 452 - ... palaces, navigation, &c. ; but now sallow, &c., are rejected, and nothing but oak any where regarded ; and yet see the change ; for when our houses were builded of willow, then had we oaken men ; but now that our houses are come to be made of oak, our men are not only become willow, but a great many altogether of straw, which is a sore alteration.
Page 312 - Sifter be naked, and deftitute of daily food, and one of you fay unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled : notwithftanding ye give them not thofe things which are needful to the body : what doth it pro-.
Page 464 - Master Beaumont, a gentleman of great ingenuity, and rare parts, adventured into our mines with his thirty thousand pounds ; who brought with him many rare engines...
Page 451 - ... and our heads did never ache. For as the smoke in those days was supposed to be a sufficient hardening for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good man and his family from the quacke or pose, wherewith, as then, very few were acquainted.