Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King
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Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

By Alfred Kingston
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  • King George III.
  • FRAGMENTS OF TWO CENTURIES.
    • GLIMPSES OF COUNTRY LIFE WHEN GEORGE III. WAS KING.
      • ILLUSTRATED.
        • WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 45 PARISHES IN THE ROYSTON DISTRICT, IN HERTS., CAMBS., AND ESSEX, FROM 1801 TO 1891.
        • BY
      • WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 45 PARISHES IN THE ROYSTON DISTRICT, IN HERTS., CAMBS., AND ESSEX, FROM 1801 TO 1891.
      • BY
      • ALFRED KINGSTON.
        • ROYSTON: WARREN BROTHERS. 1893.
      • ROYSTON: WARREN BROTHERS. 1893.
    • ILLUSTRATED.
      • WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 45 PARISHES IN THE ROYSTON DISTRICT, IN HERTS., CAMBS., AND ESSEX, FROM 1801 TO 1891.
      • BY
    • WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 45 PARISHES IN THE ROYSTON DISTRICT, IN HERTS., CAMBS., AND ESSEX, FROM 1801 TO 1891.
    • BY
    • ALFRED KINGSTON.
      • ROYSTON: WARREN BROTHERS. 1893.
    • ROYSTON: WARREN BROTHERS. 1893.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • FRAGMENTS OF TWO CENTURIES.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • INTRODUCTION.—"THE GOOD OLD TIMES."
      • CHAPTER II.
      • GETTING ON WHEELS—OLD COACHES, ROADS AND HIGHWAYMEN—THE ROMANCE OF THE ROAD.
      • OLD STAGE WAGON, A.D. 1800.
      • TO THE PUBLIC. THE OLD ROYSTON COACH ONCE MORE REVIVED. CALLED THE TELEGRAPH.
      • THE "FOX AND HOUNDS," BARLEY, HERTS.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • SOCIAL AND PUBLIC LIFE—WRESTLING AND COCK-FIGHTING—AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DEBATING CLUB.
      • LADY IN REIGN OF GEORGE III.
      • OLD JOCKEY HOUSE—KING JAMES' STABLES.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE PAROCHIAL PARLIAMENT AND THE OLD POOR-LAW.
      • STAIRCASE INTO THE CAVE.
      • Illustration of a portion of the Interior of Royston Cave
      • CHAPTER V.
      • DOGBERRY "ON DUTY."
      • DOGBERRY "ON DUTY."
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • THE DARK NIGHT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY—THE SHADOW OF NAPOLEON.
      • NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • DOMESTIC LIFE AND THE TAX-GATHERER—THE DOCTOR AND THE BODY-SNATCHER.
      • TINDER-BOX, FLINT, STEEL, AND MATCHES.
      • A LADY OF THE PERIOD.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • OLD PAINS AND PENALTIES—FROM THE STOCKS TO THE GALLOWS.
      • THE OLD PARISH STOCKS AT MELDRETH.
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • OLD MANNERS AND CUSTOMS—SOLDIERS, ELECTIONS AND VOTERS—"STATTIES," MAGIC AND SPELLS.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • TRADE, AGRICULTURE AND MARKET ORDINARIES.
      • READING THE NEWS.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • ROYSTON IN 1800-25.—ITS SURROUNDINGS, ITS STREETS, AND ITS PEOPLE.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • PUBLIC WORSHIP AND EDUCATION—MORALS AND MUSIC.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • SPORTS AND PASTIMES—CRICKET, HUNTING, RACING, AND PRIZE-FIGHTING—THE BUTCHER AND THE BARONET, AND OTHER CHAMPIONS.
      • THE HUNT BREAKFAST.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • OLD COACHING DAYS—STAGE WAGONS AND STAGE COACHES.
      • THIRD-CLASS TO LONDON.
      • A CAMBRIDGE ELECTION PARTY.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • NEW WINE AND OLD BOTTLES.—A PAROCHIAL REVOLUTION.—THE OLD POOR-HOUSE AND THE NEW "BASTILLE."
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • WHEN THE POLICEMAN CAME.—WHEN THE RAILWAY CAME.—CURIOUS AND MEMORABLE EVENTS.
      • TRIUMPHAL ARCH AT BUNTINGFORD.
      • TRIUMPHAL ARCH AT ROYSTON.
      • WIMPOLE MANSION.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THEN AND NOW.—CONCLUSION.
      • APPENDIX.
      • INDEX.
    • INTRODUCTION.—"THE GOOD OLD TIMES."
    • CHAPTER II.
    • GETTING ON WHEELS—OLD COACHES, ROADS AND HIGHWAYMEN—THE ROMANCE OF THE ROAD.
    • OLD STAGE WAGON, A.D. 1800.
    • TO THE PUBLIC. THE OLD ROYSTON COACH ONCE MORE REVIVED. CALLED THE TELEGRAPH.
    • THE "FOX AND HOUNDS," BARLEY, HERTS.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • SOCIAL AND PUBLIC LIFE—WRESTLING AND COCK-FIGHTING—AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DEBATING CLUB.
    • LADY IN REIGN OF GEORGE III.
    • OLD JOCKEY HOUSE—KING JAMES' STABLES.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE PAROCHIAL PARLIAMENT AND THE OLD POOR-LAW.
    • STAIRCASE INTO THE CAVE.
    • Illustration of a portion of the Interior of Royston Cave
    • CHAPTER V.
    • DOGBERRY "ON DUTY."
    • DOGBERRY "ON DUTY."
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • THE DARK NIGHT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY—THE SHADOW OF NAPOLEON.
    • NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • DOMESTIC LIFE AND THE TAX-GATHERER—THE DOCTOR AND THE BODY-SNATCHER.
    • TINDER-BOX, FLINT, STEEL, AND MATCHES.
    • A LADY OF THE PERIOD.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • OLD PAINS AND PENALTIES—FROM THE STOCKS TO THE GALLOWS.
    • THE OLD PARISH STOCKS AT MELDRETH.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • OLD MANNERS AND CUSTOMS—SOLDIERS, ELECTIONS AND VOTERS—"STATTIES," MAGIC AND SPELLS.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • TRADE, AGRICULTURE AND MARKET ORDINARIES.
    • READING THE NEWS.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • ROYSTON IN 1800-25.—ITS SURROUNDINGS, ITS STREETS, AND ITS PEOPLE.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • PUBLIC WORSHIP AND EDUCATION—MORALS AND MUSIC.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • SPORTS AND PASTIMES—CRICKET, HUNTING, RACING, AND PRIZE-FIGHTING—THE BUTCHER AND THE BARONET, AND OTHER CHAMPIONS.
    • THE HUNT BREAKFAST.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • OLD COACHING DAYS—STAGE WAGONS AND STAGE COACHES.
    • THIRD-CLASS TO LONDON.
    • A CAMBRIDGE ELECTION PARTY.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • NEW WINE AND OLD BOTTLES.—A PAROCHIAL REVOLUTION.—THE OLD POOR-HOUSE AND THE NEW "BASTILLE."
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • WHEN THE POLICEMAN CAME.—WHEN THE RAILWAY CAME.—CURIOUS AND MEMORABLE EVENTS.
    • TRIUMPHAL ARCH AT BUNTINGFORD.
    • TRIUMPHAL ARCH AT ROYSTON.
    • WIMPOLE MANSION.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • THEN AND NOW.—CONCLUSION.
    • APPENDIX.
    • INDEX.
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