England

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Findlay Muirhead
Macmillan & Company, 1920 - 598 pāgines
 

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Pāgina 473 - far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.
Pāgina 252 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
Pāgina 204 - THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE EXPLOIT OF WILLIAM WEBB ELLIS WHO WITH A FINE DISREGARD FOR THE RULES OF FOOTBALL, AS PLAYED IN HIS TIME, FIRST TOOK THE BALL IN HIS ARMS AND RAN WITH IT, THUS ORIGINATING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF THE RUGBY GAME AD 1823 This establishment of the running or Rugby game, as contrasted with the earlier, kicking game, had several important results.
Pāgina 181 - The tortuous wall — girdle, long since snapped, of the little swollen city, half held in place by careful civic hands — wanders in narrow file between parapets smoothed by peaceful generations, pausing here and there for a dismantled gate or a bridged gap, with rises and drops, steps up and steps down, queer twists, queer contacts, peeps into homely streets and under the brows of gables, views of cathedral tower and waterside fields, of huddled English town and ordered English country.
Pāgina 266 - The library is one of the six that enjoy a right to a copy of every book published in the United Kingdom.
Pāgina 209 - converted a rude and inconsiderable Manufactory into an elegant Art and an important part of National Commerce.
Pāgina 204 - He expatiated in praise of Lichfield and its inhabitants, who, he said, were ' the most sober, decent people in England, the genteelest in proportion to their wealth, and spoke the purest English.
Pāgina 29 - Abbey, one of the most interesting arid venerable historical monuments in England, was founded by William the Conqueror in fulfilment of a vow made by him during; the battle fought here with Harold, the English king, in 1066. Though generally known as the 'Battle of Hastings', the battle is more accurately named after the heights of Senlac , on which William found the Saxons entrenched behind a stockade on his march from Pevensey (p.
Pāgina 189 - THE Reform Act of 1832 and the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 were alike the result of hard struggle between the middleclass manufacturing interests and the landlords.
Pāgina 114 - the fairest, the goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.

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