The Diary (1677-1724). Now First Published from the Original Manuscript, by Joseph Hunter Volume 1

The Diary (1677-1724). Now First Published from the Original Manuscript, by Joseph Hunter Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...workmen, till noon; read Hall; after received a kind visit from good cousin Whitaker's; then with Mr. Ib. Evening, read little. Dec. 12. Evening, at the Free School, seeing the boys act an ingenious comedy. 27. Morning, at mill; then at New Church, where Mr. Bright Dixon made an excellent and suitable discourse to the occasion, Mr. Harrison's commemoration sermon; very well recommending charity in its different kinds and degrees;-but being rest of day busied, was prevented of entering the heads till too much forgot. 29. Morning, ut prius; then transcribing pollbill, and presenting it to commissioners; afternoon, with many others at the auction, (the first that ever was at this town, ) by Mr. Simmons, which took up rest of day and evening. 30. Afternoon, at the auction. ' A book auction. Mr. Simmons, the salesman, was a bookseller at Sheffield. The auction was held at a great stone house in Briggate, where Dr. Skelton afterwards lived. At this auction, Thoresby bought the Scala Mandi, an historical manuscript, which he highly valued, --No. 13, of the folio MSS. in his library A. D. 1693. Jan. 4. In return, had Mr. Simmons' company, the ingenious auctioneer. 7. Morning, read Hall; was at mill; rest of day at the auction, where in the evening had like to have been a dismal conclusion, but for the watchful providence of a merciful Saviour. The large chamber, being overcrowded with the press of people, in an instant sunk down about a foot at one end; the main beam breaking, gave so terrible a thunder-like crack, and the floor yielding below their feet, the people set up such a hideous noise, apprehending the fall of the whole house, at least the sinking of the room, (which, in all probability, had been the death of most...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698689X
  • 9781236986894