Annals of Hyde and district; containing historical reminiscences of Denton, Haughton, Dukinfield, Mottram, Longdendale, Bredbury, Marple, and the neig by Thomas MiddletonAnnals of Hyde and district; containing historical reminiscences of Denton, Haughton, Dukinfield, Mottram, Longdendale, Bredbury, Marple, and the neig by Thomas Middleton

Annals of Hyde and district; containing historical reminiscences of Denton, Haughton, Dukinfield…

byThomas Middleton

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...and David. They were antique specimens of manhood with an old-world gait, not devoid of the picturesque, and the arabs of the streets trooped after them in crowds chorusing their common names "Robin and Jam." Which was "Robin," and which was "Jam," would have puzzled most people to tell. They were as much alike as two peas in a pod, and it was often said of them that when one died the other would not long survive him. A character of another class was popularly known as "The King of Hyde." He was a self-styled king, but the people adopted the title and so it stuck. His name is needless. He was a character of the wealthy class, to whom a cotton lord of a former generation left well nigh half a million sterling. The cotton lords of Hyde, in days gone by, were men of "shekels" with vast store of "corn and oil and wine," as the old book says, or what is equally to the purpose, they possessed the modern equivalent. They could have made some of the landed gentry look "blue " in the matter of hard cash. Those who made the cash sometimes hoarded it. The "King of Hyde" spent it, and his reckless spending of the thousands earned him a title without a crown. Hyde still boasts a character whose deeds deserve some mention. His great point was the practical joke in all its fulness, and that nature of a joke never had a more devoted follower than he. His exploits are told in local ballads, and in the stories of the crony-circle round many a chimney corner. One specimen will suffice, and it will serve to show that the boisterous merry-making of our ancestors has not died out with the passing of the old generation. The character in question sought the graveyard when the publichouses closed their ...
Title:Annals of Hyde and district; containing historical reminiscences of Denton, Haughton, Dukinfield…Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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