A Portion Of The Journal Kept By Thomas Raikes, Esq., From 1831 To 1847 (volume 1); Comprising…

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byThomas Raikes

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... is unsatisfactory; and Sir Hussey Vivian , the commander-in-chief, has been sent back to his post at a minute's warning. The public funds are declining; for which various reasons are alleged. It is stated from Ireland, that, for some days past, many of the country people are seen running over the midland counties, carrying with them pieces of burning turf, a small piece of which they leave at every house, with the following exhortation: "The plague has broken out; take this, and, while it burns, offer up seven paters, three aves, and a credo, in the name of God and the holy St. John, that the plague may be stopped." The person leaving it lays each householder under an obligation to set fire to his piece of turf and run to seven other houses where no holy fire has been left, and leave it to each, under a penalty of falling a victim to the cholera himself. Men, women, and children are seen scouring the country in every direction with this charmed turf: one man had to run thirty miles before he could perform his task. The priests, however, pretend entire ignorance of the matter; and when we recollect the bearing of the fiery cross in Scotland previous to a rising, there is too much reason to fear that the ceremony has more of a political than a sanatory tendency. Monday, 18/A.--Anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. The Duke, on returning from the Tower this morning on horseback, was assailed in the streets by a mob of ruffians, who hissed and abused him. Their conduct at last became so violent, that a band of the police were obliged to escort him to his house. He was raised to the peerage in 1841, and died in 1842. In the evening he gave the annual banquet at Apsley House to all the field officers who were present at the battle, and it was deemed necessary...

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... is unsatisfactory; and Sir Hussey Vivian , the commander-in-chief, has been sent back to his post at a minute's warning. The p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217154557

ISBN - 13:9780217154550

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