Searching for "GREAT BITTERING"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BEESTON, or Beeston-next-Litcham Norfolk Bittering; and its Post Town is Great Dunham, under Swaffham. Acres, 2,073. Real property, £4,491. Pop., 645. Houses Imperial
    Cassillis House Ayrshire bitter satire against the Franciscan friars. Gilbert, fourth Earl, the so-called ' King of Carrick,' is infamous for his cruelty to the commendator of Crossraguel; as is John, his successor, for the part that he played in the Auchendrane Tragedy. But of Cassillis' memories none is so celebrated as that enshrined in the ballad of Johnnie -Faa. It tells how the Gipsies came to Lord Cassillis' gate, and oh ! but they sang bonnie; how the lady, with all her maids, tripped down the stair, and, yielding to glamour, followed the Gipsy laddie; how her lord, coming home at even, pursued Groome
    Dunbar East Lothian bitterly of Darnley's conduct in the late assassination; and on 19 April, in parliament, she, ` taking regard and consideration of the great Groome
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    greatly increased in latter times, and Messrs Tennent, of the Wellpark Brewery in Duke Street, are among the largest exporters of porter and bitter Groome
    Lanarkshire Lanarkshire great tracts of moor in the upper districts afforded many places of shelter, both to those who were in danger of their lives and to those who wished to hold meetings for worship. The Revolution of 1688 brought more peaceful times, and Glasgow was the first place in Scotland where the Declaration of the Prince of Orange was published. The people were bitterly Groome
    Leith Midlothian great cruelty and harshness were practised. Men and women were burned on the cheek, whipped through the town, drowned and hanged on the most trivial grounds. Even to belong to Edinburgh or Leith was crime enough to cost a man his life. It required very strong representations on the part of the French and English ambassadors to repress these barbarous acts, and to secure a cessation of hostilities between the Queen's men and the King's men. In 1572 Leith was the scene of a meeting very different from any that had previously taken place Groome
    Leven, Loch Kinross Shire bitterly, sometimes she acknowledged her unadvisedness and misgovernment; some things she did confess plainly, some things she did excuse, some things she did extenuate.' In conclusion, the Earl of Murray left her that night 'in hope of nothing but of God's mercy, willing her to seek that as her chiefest refuge.' Next morning she 'took him in her arms and kissed him, and showed herself very well satisfied, requiring him in any ways not to refuse the regency of the realm, but to accept it at her desire. "For by this means," said she, "my son shall be preserved Groome
    MITFORD Norfolk Bittering, Kempston, Great Dunham, Little Dunham, Great Fransham, East Lexham, West Lexham, Rougham, Weasenham-All Saints, Weasenham-St. Peter, Wellingham Imperial
    Montrose Angus bitter feud against the Erskines of Dun, seemingly on account of oppression endured at their hands, but this was changed by the well-known laird who figured among the Reformers, and who possessed great Groome
    Shetland Shetland Great Britain, the total average range of temperature being as in Orkney about 16°, while at Thurso it is 20°, at Leith 22°, and at London 25°. The general remarks made as to the temperature of Orkney apply equally here, except that the averages are from 1° to 2° lower, except for August, when they are higher in the same proportion. The variations of temperature are, however, very rapid, and even at midsummer wind from the N or NW causes a fall at once. The mean average rainfall is considerably above that of Orkney Groome
      great many more of these pretended Pushtu radicals to Indian roots. The Afghan must now differ very considerably from what it was before the introduction of Islamism. In its present form it occupies an intermediate place between Persian and Hindustani. It assimilates to the former in its conjugations, and to the latter in its declensions. The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal contains a small Afghan grammar by Lieut. R. Leich; and the Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg [6th series, vol. 5th] contains grammatical remarks on the Pushtu by Prof. Bernhard Dorn, who gives numerous RussianGaz
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