Sussex Archaeological Collections, Illustrating the History and Antiquities of the County; Published by the Sussex Archaeological Society Volume 9

Sussex Archaeological Collections, Illustrating the History and Antiquities of the County; Published by the Sussex Archaeological Society Volume 9

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...was sent to school to be taught free, notwithstanding the list was full before, by the order of old Kent, for no other reason than his father was poor. I told him I had enow without him, and he might tell the old man, that when I had two of his family I had as many as were appointed. "29th.--The old man entered the school with George Wihuhurst and Eliz. Hook, and said they should be taught free. I asked him how many I was to teach free; without any further ado, he flew into a violent passion. Among other abusive and scurrilous language, he said I was an upstart, runnagate, beggarly dog; that I picked his pocket, and that I never knew how to teach a school in my life. He again called me upstart, runnagate, beggarly dog, clinched his fist in my face, and made a motion to strike me, and declared he would break my head. He did not strike me, but withdrew in a wonderful heat, and ended all with his general maxim, 'The greater scholler, the greater rogue.' "30th.--I told Mr. Dungate of my entering on the assistant hop business at Rotherfield with the approbation of Mr. Baker, of which he also approved. I then delivered a paper which ran thus: --"' Whereas the deplorable situation of the schollers of the free school, arising from their being confined in a close room with a charcoal fire, hath been made to appear, it is thought absolutely necessary to do something whereby the pernicious vapour which arises thence may be vented and carryed off, for which purpose a cupola has been proposed; it appears by an estimate that the charge will amount to 3. 3.; it is proposed to raise that sum by subscription.' "3rd Sept.--Set out as hop assistant for Rotherfield, and surveyed the short ride.--4th. The ride being of extraordinary...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893980
  • 9781236893987