Preston Town Council; Or, Portraits of Local Legislators. Together with a List of All the Mayors, Aldermen, and Councillors, Elected for the Borough of Preston, Between 1835 and 1870

Preston Town Council; Or, Portraits of Local Legislators. Together with a List of All the Mayors, Aldermen, and Councillors, Elected for the Borough of Preston, Between 1835 and 1870

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...has been married twice; twelve children being the consequence. In religious belief he is a ('huroh of England man; in politics a warm sometimes a fierce'y eushing Conservative, defending, whether sitling or standing, the British Constitution, and consigning to the most tropical of region! all the " Radical crew." Mr. Grime is a gentleman of considerable physical magnitude--looks jolly, dense, lightcomplexioned; has neat yellow whiskers; has a will of his own. with low of murage; does not say much in the Council Chamber; has spoken three times 1here--once for two seconds, once for four, and once for six; and he was not mentally exhausted after all had been said. Mr. Grime a.vs no claim to anything special in the region of erudition; he is intellectually phlegmatic; rough, ready, homely; has never been burnished up by mental tuition, and must on that account be weighed up considerately; he is better qualified for reedmaking, and " taking mine ease in mine inn" with the evergreen Falstafi, than for legislating in a Town Counpil; still he is always willing to exercise the sagaoity he possesses upon questions under discussion, and as the Christians of Trinity Ward have decided to elect him as one of their representatives, we must remain quiet, on the ground that they have a right to do as they like as well as other people.----Mr. John Gudgeon was born at Longridge in 1804. His father was Robert Gudgeon, a weaver, who was press-ganged into the navy, and died in it above 60 years ago. The Gudgeon family came from the north, and settled at Longridge. in the hand-loom weaving trade, at the commencement of this century. When Robert Gudgeon was pressganged he left behind him a wife and three chil, lren, John, whose...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950615
  • 9781236950611