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Сторінка 60 - ... for years, lives, and at will, whereupon much of the yeomanry lived, were turned into demesnes. This bred a decay of people, and, by consequence, a decay of towns, churches, tithes, and the like.
Сторінка 203 - They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Сторінка 352 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air...
Сторінка 63 - Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes...
Сторінка 436 - ... to be inconvenient and oppressive, inasmuch as it often prevents an industrious poor person from receiving such occasional relief as is best suited to the peculiar case of such poor person, and inasmuch as in certain cases it holds out conditions of relief injurious to the comfort and domestic situation and happiness of such poor persons.
Сторінка 426 - A Discoverie for Division or Setting out of Land, as to the best Form. Published by Samuel Hartlib...
Сторінка 203 - A more dreadful road cannot be imagined. I was obliged to hire two men at one place to support my chaise from overturning. Let me persuade all travellers to avoid this terrible country, which must either dislocate their bones with broken pavements, or bury them in muddy sand.
Сторінка 422 - Cavelarice, or the English Horseman: contayning all the Arte of Horsemanship, as much as is necessary for any man to understand, whether he be Horse-breeder, horse-ryder, horse-hunter, horse-runner, horse-ambler, horsefarrier, horse-keeper, Coachman, Smith, or Sadler.
Сторінка 447 - Pease or Beans. If the produce of and imported from any British Possession out of Europe; Wheat, Barley...
Сторінка 235 - The vicinity is filled with poachers, deer-stealers, thieves, and pilferers of every kind ; offences of almost every description abound so much, that the offenders are a terror to all quiet and well-disposed persons ; and Oxford gaol would be uninhabited, were it not for this fertile source of crimes.

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