The Fothergills of Ravenstonedale: Their Lives and Their Letters

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W. Heinemann, 1905 - 250 pages
 

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Page 58 - God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God...
Page 234 - You had an uncle, Dr. Denis Granville, Dean of Durham, whose memory I shall ever revere ; make him your example. Sanctity sat so easily, so unaffected, and so graceful upon him that in him we beheld the very Beauty of Holiness.
Page 11 - ... and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose...
Page 9 - Of our own knowledge, and within our own memory, no felon, though a murderer, was to be carried out of the parish for trial, and one Holme, a murderer, lived and died in Ravenstonedale, whose posterity continued there for two generations, when the family became extinct...
Page 233 - Wrightson Jun'- and Martha Railton both of Bowes, Buried in one grave : He Died in a fever, and upon tolling his passing Bell, she cry'd out My heart is broke, and in a Few hours Expired, purely thro
Page 15 - He knew that a reward of a hundred pounds had been offered by the Government for the apprehension of Burton. But the honest man was incapable of betraying one who, in extreme peril, had come under the shadow of his roof. Unhappily, it was soon noised abroad that the anger of James was more strongly excited against those who harboured rebels than against the rebels themselves. He had publicly declared that, of all forms of treason, the hiding of traitors from his vengeance was the most unpardonable....
Page 6 - Here's a large and handsome church ; the quire part the worst, but all repair'd (as one continued pile of building) at the common charge of the parish. The altar has no rails, and stands at a distance from ye east window, having two rows of seats, or benches, betwixt it and that for the scholars. They have a tradition that ye steward and jury of ye mannour sate formerly on these benches in judgment (of life and death) upon such malefactors as were arraign'd for any capital crime...
Page 16 - He afterwards related that, when she calmly disposed the straw about her in such a manner as to snorten her sufferings, all the bystanders burst into tears. It was much noticed that, while the foulest judicial murder which had disgraced even those times was perpetrating, a tempest burst forth, such as had not been known since that great hurricane which had raged round the death bed of Oliver.
Page 58 - Virginia, being sick of body but perfect of mind and memory, do make, constitute, and appoint this, my last Will and Testament...

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