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YORKSHIRE AND LANCASHIRE;
THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PERSONS
THAT HAVE BEEN BORN IN, OR CONNECTED WITH,
Hic manus ob patriam pugnando vulnera passi,
VIRGIL. ÆVEID. VI.
BY HARTLEY COLERIDGE.
WHITTAKER AND CO. ; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND (0.;
JOHN CROSS, LEEDS ;
BANCKS AND CO. MANCHESTER; GRAPEL, LIVERPOOL,
The Lives contained in this volume were originally intended to form part of a much longer series of provincial Biography. From causes, in which the Author alone is concerned, and for which he alone is responsible, the publication is for a time suspended. The sample here offered, is, however, independent and complete in itself: and should it meet with approbation, the Author hopes at no distant period, to resume and fulfil the original design.
He trusts that few inaccuracies or deficiencies will be found in the detail of facts. One or two inadvertencies he takes this opportunity of correcting The “Mercunis Rusticus” mentioned page 16, was not a Newspaper; but an account of the sufferings of the Episcopal Clergy, during the Commonwealth, written by Bruno Ryves, some time Rector of Acton, and published soon after restoration, probably with a view to justify or filliate the “Bartholoma Act.” The dates of Roger Ascham's degrees, were 1534, and 1536, not, as given in his life, 1538, and 1544. It was not the Earl of Carnarvon that fell at the battle of Edge-hill, as stated in the life of Roscoe, but the Earl of Lindsey. Robert Earl of Carnarvon, was slain at the first battle of Newbury.
As to the principles on which the work has been conducted, and the sentiments which it breathes, explanation is needless, and apology would be base. The Author finds nothing to retract, nothing which he is resolved to dilute into no meaning, and nothing with which any sect, party, or person, can be justly offended.