Stoneleigh abbey, thirty four years ago, containing a history of the claims to the peerage and estates, and a catalogue of the confessed and suspected crimes, &c

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Page 82 - In the corrupted currents of this world, Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice ; And oft 'tis seen, the wicked prize itself Buys out the law : but 'tis not so above : There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature ; and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence.
Page 82 - Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then ? what rests ? Try what repentance can : what can it not ? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent ? O wretched state ! O bosom, black as death ! 0 limed soul, that, struggling to be free, Art more engaged ! Help, angels, make assay ! Bow, stubborn knees ! and, heart, with strings of steel, Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe : All may be well ! [retires and kneels.
Page 8 - Kirby and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten; and for want of such issue, then to the use of the said John Wilkinson Junior, his heirs and assigns for ever, according to the true intent of these presents.
Page 8 - ... name' if otherwise construed" (3 Jarm. (8th ed.) 1643 etseq.). (2) In Leigh v. Leigh (15 Ves. 92), the remainder was to the "first and nearest of my kindred, being male and of my name and blood"; held (15 Ves.
Page 79 - The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day Big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
Page 81 - Him, who has graciously promised that the gift of a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple shall not lose its reward.
Page 19 - ... quite into the stone, for when the cloth went over it, it went over it very rough from the right corner to the middle of it...
Page 32 - ... never saw in any part of the church, except the chancel, any monument to the memory of the Leigh family.
Page 29 - then saw also a small tablet on the south wall of the " chancel to the memory of Lord Edward Leigh : I found " fault with the size of it, considering it such a small one" for such a nobleman as he was.
Page 10 - Abbey, Cheshire, by whom he had issue, Mary, Catherine, Roger, and Ferdinand. He married secondly Constance Clent daughter of John Clent, Esqr.

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