New History of Dover & Dover Castle During the Roman, Saxon, and Norman Governments; With a Short Account of the Cinque Ports, Compiled from Ancient Records, and Continued to the Present Time. to Which Is Added a New Dover Guide, and a

New History of Dover & Dover Castle During the Roman, Saxon, and Norman Governments; With a Short Account of the Cinque Ports, Compiled from Ancient Records, and Continued to the Present Time. to Which Is Added a New Dover Guide, and a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... consumed 2514 lb. of beef, 362 loaves, and 4752 pints of ale. And 684 plates, 104 salts, 74 mustards, 200 tumblers, and 350 mugs, were provided for the purpose. How short, how transient are all human joys, and human devices! and how soon are these festivities to be followed by a very different scene! How soon were sorrow and mourning to surround this seat of hospitality; and, instead of music, flags, and torches, dancing in the train of cheerfulness and mirth, scarfs, and palls, and plumes of black, are seen gliding through the same streets, and followed by the same people, with countenances downcast and sorrowful. Before he had time to put his benevolent design in execution, of providing for the aged and infirm, and of cheering the declining years of poverty, he was suddenly taken hence on the 12th of June, 1821. _ His funeral was attended by the whole town and neighbourhood; and the mournful procession extended from his venerable mansion to Saint James's church yard, where he lies buried in a mausoleum, built for that purpose.19 May his son, in the course of a few years, succeed to his ample fortune, and to the many virtues that have long adorned this worthy family. Among other improvementslately introduced, an act was obtained in 1822, to light the town with gas, which is now in pretty general use, not only in the streets, but in most of the principal shops and inns, and in some private houses. Another flying exhibition took place at Dover on the 5th of September, 1825. Arope was extended across the pent, from the highest point of the cliff, under the Redoubt, to the Ropewalk, and a person, whose name was Courtney, descended amidst the cheerings of the people. In the course of afew days he repeated the dangerous enterprise, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534123
  • 9781236534125