An history of the ancient town and borough of Congleton, with an appendix, containing a brief history and description of Astbury church [&c.].

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Seite 106 - CHAPTER I. A Confirmation of Liberties. " FIRST, we have granted to God, and by this our present Charter have confirmed for us and our heirs for ever, that the Church of England shall be free, and shall have all her whole rights and liberties inviolable.
Seite 150 - Gentlemen, if you are met here as private persons, you shall not be disturbed ; but, if as a Council of State, this is no place for you. And since you cannot but know what was done at the house this morning, so take notice that the parliament is dissolved.
Seite 150 - Sir, we have heard what you did at the House in the morning, and before many hours all England will hear it : but, Sir, you are mistaken to think that the Parliament is dissolved ; for no power under heaven can dissolve them but themselves : therefore take you notice of that.
Seite 153 - WHITEHURST. so than of conversing with the maker. On his arrival, however, he could neither procure a sight of the former, nor draw the least hint from the latter concerning it. Thus disappointed, he thought of an expedient to accomplish his design.
Seite 108 - ... according to the quantity of the offence. And that they shall grind their grist at our mill of Congleton at the twentieth grain, while the mill shall be sufficient. And that our burgesses aforesaid may choose for themselves, by themselves, a mayor and catchpole, and ale-taster, and shall present them at the appearance of our great court there, upon Tuesday next after the Feast of St. Michael ; and our bailiff shall take their oath, for their faithful service to the lord and commonalty. Also,...
Seite 17 - Edward by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland and duke of Aquitaine...
Seite 94 - In the year 1718 he procured a patent to enable him to secure the profits, thus arising from his address and ingenuity, for the term of fourteen years; but his days verged to a close, and, before half this period had elapsed, treachery and poison had brought him to the grave. The Italians, whose trade rapidly decreased, from the success of the new establishment, were exasperated to vengeance, and vowed the destruction of the man whose ingenuity had thus turned the current of their business into another...
Seite 93 - ... denotes the power of genius, and the vast influence which even the enterprises of an individual has on the commerce of a country. The Italians were long in the exclusive possession of the art of silk throwing, and the merchants of other nations were consequently dependent on that people for their participation in a very lucrative article of trade, and were frequently deprived of their fair profits by exorbitant prices charged for the original material. This state of things continued...
Seite 93 - Italy he remained some time; but, as admission to the silkworks was prohibited, he could only obtain access by corrupting two of the workmen, through whose assistance he inspected the machinery in private ; and whatever parts he obtained a knowledge of, during these visits, he recorded on paper before he slept. By...
Seite 97 - ... the casual visitant. All is whirling, and in motion, and appears as if directed and animated by some invisible power; yet mutually dependent as every part is, any one of them may be stopped and separated at pleasure. This arises from every movement being performed by two wheels, one of which is turned by the other ; but when separated, the latter preserves its rotorary motion^ while the other stops as the impelling power no longer operates.

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