East Anglian, Or, Notes and Queries on Subjects Connected with the Counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk, Volume 2

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Samuel Tymms
S. Tymms, 1866 - Cambridgeshire (England)

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Page 61 - A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child ; a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide : for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers...
Page 61 - This is the reward of an unsanctified condition, and a greatness ill gotten or ill administered. 2. Let no man extend his thoughts or let his hopes wander towards future and far-distant events and accidental contingencies. This day is mine and yours, but ye know not what shall be on the morrow; and every morning creeps out of a dark cloud, leaving behind it an ignorance and silence deep as midnight, and undiscerned as are the phantasms that make a chrisom-child to smile...
Page 158 - Loud quack the ducks, the peacocks cry; The distant hills are looking nigh. How restless are the snorting swine ! The busy flies disturb the kine ; Low o'er the grass the swallow wings, The cricket, too, how sharp he sings ! Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws, Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws.
Page 158 - The hollow winds begin to blow : The clouds look black, the glass is low ; The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep ; And spiders from their cobwebs peep. Last night the sun went pale to bed, The Moon in halos hid her head ; The boding shepherd heaves a sigh, For see ! a rainbow spans the sky. The walls are damp, the ditches smell, Closed is the pink-eyed pimpernel.
Page 158 - And nimbly catch the incautious flies. The glowworms, numerous and bright, Illumed the dewy dell last night. At dusk the squalid toad was seen. Hopping and crawling o'er the green : The whirling wind, the dust obeys, And in the rapid eddy plays ; The frog has changed his yellow vest, And in a russet coat is dressed.
Page 349 - ... encouraged the circulation by giving twenty-one shillings in farthings for twenty shillings in silver ; by this means many unprincipled persons were induced to purchase them, and would force five, ten, and even twenty shillings' worth of them at a time on all with whom they had dealings. In a short time, not only the City of London, but the whole kingdom, and especially the counties adjacent to the metropolis — Kent, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk — were so burdened with them, that in many places...
Page 61 - Take this white vesture, for a token of the innocency, which by God's grace in this holy Sacrament of Baptism is given unto thee; and for a sign whereby thou art admonished so long as thou livest to give thyself to innocency of living; that after this transitory life, thou mayest be partaker of the life everlasting.
Page 95 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day : and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.
Page 199 - I think that I have discovered, with the assistance of a friend, the origin of Windham's statement respecting Martello towers. An attack was made on the tower of Mortella, in Corsica, by the British forces both by sea and land, in February 1794. The tower was taken after an obstinate defence, but the two attacking ships were beaten off. This circumstance is likely to have given rise to the confusion between Martello towers generally and this tower of Mortella.
Page 61 - Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath regenerated thee by water and the Holy Ghost, and hath given unto thee remission of all thy sins : He vouchsafe to anoint thee with the unction of His Holy Spirit, and bring thee to the inheritance of everlasting life. Amen.

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