Painter of Pedigree

Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution

Author: Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

Publisher: Unicorn

ISBN: 9781910787670

Category: Animal painters

Page: 300

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"The industrial and agricultural revolutions transformed the face of Britain. Fiery blast furnaces, pit-head steam engines and fuming lime-kilns scarred a landscape cut across by canals and turnpikes. Within enclosed pasture and parkland farm, sporting animals of improbable proportions and striking dimensions grazed by serpentine lakes before Palladian piles. One of the artists who depicted these prize bulls, pedigree sheep and thoroughbred stallions in Arcadian surroundings of bucolic tranquillity was Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury. Travelling from country house to house to paint pedigree animals for pedigree people his journeys map the networks of kinship, patronage and social aspirations that linked the landed families and gentry of Georgian England."--

The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty

Together with the Observations Upon the Bills of Mortality, More Probably by Captain John Graunt

Author: William Petty,John Graunt,Charles Henry Hull

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781375647830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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The English Emersons

A Genealogical Historical Sketch of the Family from the Earliest Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century, Including Various Modern Pedigrees, with an Appendix of Authorities

Author: Peter Henry Emerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 168

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The Smith Family

Being a Popular Account of Most Branches of the Name--however Spelt-- from the Fourteenth Century Downwards, with Numerous Pedigrees Now Published for the First Time

Author: Compton Reade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 280

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The Social Conscience of the Early Victorians

Author: F. David Roberts

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804780935

Category: History

Page: 584

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In 1830, the dominant social outlook of the early Victorians was a paternalism that looked to property, the Church, and local Justices of the Peace to govern society and deal with its ills. By 1860, however, the dominant social outlook had become a vision of a laissez faire society that relied on economic laws, self-reliance, and the vigorous philanthropy of voluntary societies. This book describes and analyzes these changes, which arose from the rapid growth of industry, towns, population, and the middle and working classes. Paternalism did not entirely fade away, however, just as a laissez faire vision had long antedated 1830. Both were part of a social conscience also defined by a revived philanthropy, a new humanitarianism, and a grudging acceptance of an expanded government, all of which reflected a strong revival of religion as well as the growth of rationalism. The new dominance of a laissez faire vision was dramatically evident in the triumph of political economy. By 1860, only a few doubted the eternal verities of the economists’ voluminous writings. Few also doubted the verities of those who preached self-reliance, who supported the New Poor Law’s severity to persons who were not self-reliant, and who inspired education measures to promote that indispensable virtue. If economic laws and self-reliance failed to prevent distress, the philanthropists and voluntary societies would step in. Such a vision proved far more buoyant and effective than a paternalism whose narrow and rural Anglican base made it unable to cope with the downside of an industrial-urban Britain. But the vision of a laissez faire society was not without its flaws. Its harmonious economic laws and its hope in self-reliance did not prevent gross exploitation and acute distress, and however beneficent were its philanthropists, they fell far short of mitigating these evils. This vision also found a rival in an expanded government. Two powerful ideas—the idea of a paternal government and the idea of a utilitarian state—helped create the expansion of government services. A reluctant belief in governmental power thus joined the many other ideas that defined the Victorian’s social conscience.

Early Britain

Anglo-Saxon Britain

Author: Grant Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 237

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Sybil

Or, The Two Nations

Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 438

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A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family

Author: Samuel Bradlee Doggett

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781296521011

Category: History

Page: 776

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Fifty-Four Conceits

A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic

Author: Martin Armstrong

Publisher: Unicorn

ISBN: 9781910787946

Category: English poetry

Page: 72

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Originally published in 1933, this is a charming book of verse written by Martin Armstrongand illustrated with wood-engravings from the skilled hands of Eric Ravilious.

The Annals of Manchester

A Chronological Record from the Earliest Times to the End of 1885

Author: William Edward Armytage Axon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 456

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A-Z of Typography

Classification, Anatomy, Toolkit, Attributes

Author: Karen Wilks,Liz Wyse

Publisher: Unicorn

ISBN: 9781910787922

Category: Type and type-founding

Page: 272

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We are surrounded by type. Onscreen, in the newspaper, in books, on signage--everywhere we look we encounter a dizzying array of typefaces, myriad styles put to countless purposes. This visual introduction to typography can help us make sense of that welter--and, by making sense of it, begin properly to appreciate it. The book opens with an alphabetical run-through of a number of significant fonts, chosen to represent the typographic spectrum. In addition to looking at each font's historical context and design ethos, a pangram--a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet--showcases the entire alphabetic range of each font, while also offering pithy, amusing insights into its history and use. A later chapter dissects the letters of the English alphabet to reveal the anatomical structure of the letterforms, explaining terms such as bowl, crossbar, finial, ligature, and spur. An examination of the typographer's toolkit explains how type can be manipulated and arranged on the page to create an arresting design, while the final chapter examines the many signs, symbols, and punctuation marks that litter the printed page, created to endow printed text with additional meaning and nuance. A celebration of type in all its splendor, A-Z of Typography will educate novices while being guaranteed to enchant designers and type fans.

The Durham ox

Author: Norman Comben,John Day (stock-breeder.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shorthorn cattle - Great Britain - History

Page: 64

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Hemp Bound

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

Author: Doug Fine

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585443

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet’s strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States–even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp’s psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry. In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy—Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative. Fine’s journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop, it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself, for the nation’s economy, and for the planet.