The History of Essex: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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proprietors, and sold, 1814 - 280 pages

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Page 209 - There are no regular openings like gateways or entrances, only two places where the bank has been cut through, and the ditch filled up very lately, in order to make a straight road from Debden Green to Epping Market. The...
Page 105 - Wales, under the hands and seals of five or more of the trustees in the said Act named and appointed.
Page 209 - EppinR runs exactly through the middle of this entrenchment ; whether carried so casually by the first settlers of those boundaries, or on purpose, as it was then a remarkable spot of ground, I leave to better judgments to conjecture. As I can find no reason to attribute this entrenchment either to the Romans, Saxons, or Danes, I cannot help concluding it to have been a British oppidum, and perhaps had some relation to other remains of that people, which are discoverable in our forest. It is distant...
Page 55 - Be of good comfort, my brother ; for my lord of London is our good physician. He will heal us both shortly ; thee of thy blindness, and me of my lameness.
Page 125 - London and the knight-marshal to the well within Aldgate, there to be executed upon a gibbet set up that morning, where, being on the ladder, he had words to this effect:— "Good people, I am come hither to die, but know not for what offence, except for words by me spoken yesternight to Sir Stephen, curate and preacher of this parish, which were these. He asked me, 'What news in the country?
Page 34 - ... versed in the science of antiquity, and richly possessed of the curious productions of nature, but who modestly desired no other inscription on his tomb than what he had made the rule of his life — to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with his God.
Page 80 - ... several rough and broken pieces of hard stone, some part of which, when polished, proved to be Egyptian granite; two large deep wells, covered over, with stone; and in digging a pond, after the workmen had sunk through a bed of clay, about ten feet, they met with a great, quantity of oak timber, eight...
Page 49 - ... man to attend the abbess and her steward when going upon the business of the convent anywhere within the four seas ; and lastly, that the abbess should have by way of heriot, upon the death of every tenant, his best horse and accoutrements.1 BARNEBY, Co.
Page 16 - Lue (for she herself had been well washed in the water) caused two stone bridges to be builded, of the which, one was situated over Lue, at the head of the towne of Stratford, now called Bow, because the bridge was arched like a bow ; a rare piece of worke ; for before that time, the like had never been seen in England.
Page 209 - ... entrenchment is now entirely overgrown with old oaks and hornbeams. It was formerly in the very heart of the forest, and no road near it, till the present turnpike-road from London to Epping was made, almost within the memory of man, which now runs within a hundred yards of it ; but the entrenchment cannot be thence perceived, by reason of the wood that covers it.

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