Memories Of Our Great Towns; With Anecdotic Gleanings Concerning Their Worthies And Their Oddities

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Doran

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... PLYMOUTH. 1877. The Scientific Association, established in 1831 by Sir David Brewster and Sir Roderick Murchison, and set going in that year at York, will assemble next week at Plymouth, where the members previously met in 1841. In the latter year Plymouth succeeded to Glasgow. The same order of succession is now observed; but the Association has twice visited Glasgow since 1840, whereas the impending meeting will be held at Plymouth, where there has been no such Congress of Science for six-and-thirty years. During that space of time a great change has come over the ancient town. The population of Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport cannot now be much, if any, less than a hundred and fifty thousand. What were three towns are now, to all intents and purposes, one. The impulses communicated to them in the days of the great French war tended, so to speak, to weld them together, and to give them that force and cohesion which render them of such importance at the present time. From the dockyard to the citadel there is an endless and extremely significant succession of illustrations of the naval and military power of Great Britain. The nursing-mother of the present triple town has gone to decay; at least, it may be said that Plympton has become a sort of Sleepy Hollow, undisturbed as the remains of its once famous Augustinian Priory, and only existing in the memories of some of its distinguished sons, while Plym-mouthe has grown into the active restless town which we now behold. Here a solitary fisherman was wont to set his nets, and carry what the hauling of them brought in to the prior and brethren at St. Augustine's. How great is the contrast between the single priory fisherman in the earliest days of the brotherhood, and the admirals and captains, knights, pr...

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... PLYMOUTH. 1877. The Scientific Association, established in 1831 by Sir David Brewster and Sir Roderick Murchison, and set going ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021751393X

ISBN - 13:9780217513937

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