The Wedgwoods: Being a Life of Josiah Wedgwood; with Notices of His Works and Their Productions, Memoirs of the Wedgewood and Other Families, and a History of the Early Potteries of Staffordshire

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Virtue Brothers and Company, 1865 - 435 pages

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Page 35 - O'ershadowed by thy rough beard like a wood ; Or like a larger jug that some men call A Bettarmine, but we a Conscience: Whereon the lewder hand of pagan workman Over the proud ambitious head hath carved • An idol large, with beard episcopal, Making the vessel look like tyrant Eglon.
Page 251 - The bill passed the house of commons, and was sent up to the lords, by whom it was read a second time, and committed : but the ministry employing their whole strength against it, on the report it was thrown out by a majority of two voices.
Page 188 - Jasper; a white porcelain biscuit 'of exquisite beauty and delicaey, possessing the general properties of the basaltes, together with the singular one of receiving through its whole substance, from the admixture of metallic calces with the other materials, the same colours which those calces communicate to glass or enamels in fusion ; a property which no other porcelain or earthenware body of ancient or modern composition has been found to possess. This renders it peculiarly fit for making...
Page 174 - Peak, or one of his own carters ; but when he speaks all ears listen, and every mind is filled with wonder at the things he pronounces to be practicable. He has cut a mile through bogs, which he binds up, embanking them with stones, which he gets out of other parts of the navigation, besides about a quarter of a mile into the hill Yelden, on the side of which he has a pump...
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Page 212 - I am just returned from viewing the Wedgewood-ware that is to be sent to the Empress of Russia. It consists I believe of as many pieces as there are days in the year, if not hours. They are displayed at a house in Greek-street, Soho, called
Page 200 - WHEREAS His Most Excellent Majesty King George the Third, by His Letters Patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain, bearing date at Westminster, the...
Page 78 - In the name of God, Amen. I, William Shakspere, of Stratford-on-Avon, in the County of Warwick, gent., in perfect health and memory (God be praised) do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following...
Page 416 - ... together with interest for the same in the mean time after the rate of 51.
Page 82 - AB, of in the county of gentleman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

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