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tion only, by E. S. Keir, 1852, 16 pages, that Mr. Phillips was born
in Jan. 1813, educated in Gloucestershire, Curate of Egglingham,
Laithkirk and Brighouse successively, died at Bidford, Warwick, 21
Dec, 1851, and was buried at Blockley, Worcester. Mr. H. J. Barber
has lately given me a pamphlet of 16 pages printed by Whitley and

Booth, Halifax, in 1892, entitled
"Reminiscences of the Rev. John
Phillips," by the Rev.G.Sowden,
M.A., Vicar of Hebden Bridge,
and Rural Dean of Halifax. It
is a welcome addition to our
local bibliography, doubly so
because the author is a native.

The late Rev.Sutclifle Sowden,
B.A., friend of the Bronti'S, and
the Rev. George Sowden, now
of Hebden Bridge, brothers,
belonged to the family located
at Thornhill Briggs and Sutcliffe



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Su TCLIFFE WOODBOTTOM.

Wood. Rev. Sutcliffe Sowden, B.A., was of Magdalen College, Cam
bridge; ordained priest in 1841 ; accidentally drowned in the Calder,
and was succeeded in the incumbency of Heptonstall by the above-
named brother. Their father, Samuel, lived to a great age, and was




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AND HIPPERHOLME. 299

blind some years. He married Martha, daughter of Mr. Wm.Sutcliffe,
who settled at Woodbottom in 1780, having previously been huntsman
for Mr. Thompson, of Chapel-le-Brier.

Samuel was son of John Sowden, of Thornliill Briggs, a leading
Methodist, who died March 21, 1829, aged 91 years, leavmg six out of
ten children then living, 45 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren
■of whom 23 were married. He died in the liouse where he was born,
and never lived a month in any other. The Sowdens left Woodbottom
in 18G5. On a window in Dewsbury Town Hall may be seen inter alia
the arms of Peebles. A notice of the notorious 'Devil of Dewsbury,'
son of John Peebles, curate of Lightcliffe, with copy of the arms,
belongs rather to the ecclesiastical history. The history of the
Priestley family, (Surtees Society), by Jonathan Priestley, of Winter-
edge, Oliver Heywood's friend, must be included in local bibliography.
"William Priestley, Esq., just referred to as a musician, was born in
Oct., 1779, and resided at Lightcliffe many years. He was the son of
John Priestley and Elizabeth his wife, second daughter of Wm.
Walker, Esq., J. P., D.L., Crow Nest. Wm. Priestley was educated
at Hipperholme Grammar School. He was eminent as an amateur
musician, antiquary and literary gentleman. He married Eliza,
daughter of Dr. Paley, Carlisle. He died in 18G0, at Thorp Arch.
Joseph Paekixsox, farmer. Pond, had reached 90 years at his death in
1867. Several of his sons, farmers, lived over 70 years. • Lieutenant
Henry Pitt, P.M., born 179G, died 1874, was a well-known resident
at Slead Syke Mill and Lane Head. George Fredk. Augustus Parry,
sou of a private schoolmaster at Brighouse, died in 1890, aged G3. He
was the eccentric bellman of his day, rather more than half-witted.
Wm. Pearson, of Hoyle House, the farmer and country pig-killer, was
a splendid type of the West Riding race ; robust, oval face, full rounded
visage, aquiline nose, florid complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, deli-
berate in speech, slow in movement, snappish in retort, appetite like
a hunter, digestion like an ostrich. Would there wei'e more such !

Dr. Pollard- and Dr. Pritchett are well-known Eastrick names. The
pedigree of the former we have not seen, but that of Pritchett appears
in Miscell. Genealoi/ica, 1892. The Yorkshire branch starts with James
Pigott Pritchett, Architect, of York, born in 1789, died at York in
18G8. He was one of the sons of the Rev. Chas, P. Pritchett, and
several of his brother? were clergymen. He married (1) Peggy Maria,
dau. Robert Terry, Esq., at Beckenhain in Kent. She died in 1827 at
York, leaving issue (n) Rev. Richard Charles Pritchett, born at York,
1814, died at Bristol, 1881 ; (/>) Chas. Pigott Pritchett, born at York,
1818, died at Hastings, 1891 ; (c) Maria Margaret, born at York, 1817;
married John Middleton, Esq., whose son, John Henry ]\Iiddleton,
M.A., D.C.L., F.S.A., &c., Cambridge, was born at York in 184G.
J. P. P. married (2) Caroline, dau. Jolin Benson, Esq., Thorne, co.
York, by Anne Atkinson his wife. She died at York in 1879. aged 7G,
leaving issue (d) James Pigott Pritchett, Architect, Darlington, born
at York in 1830. His Congregational Churches are specially renowned.

■"His son, A. T. Pollard, Esq.,M.A., is Head Master of the City of Loiulou School.



300 BRIGHOUSE, KASTRICK

He married Ellen Mary, eldest dau. Kicliard D'Ewes, Esq., of Knares-
borough, and has numerous issue, mostly residing in New Zealand;
(e) John Benson Pritchett, Surgeon, Huddersfield, born at York, 1831,
died at Huddersfield in 188-i. He married Annie, third daughter of
Eichard D'Ewes, Esq. Numerous family. (_/') Henry Pritchett,
Surgeon, Eastrick, born at York in 1832, married Maria, dau. Thos.
Plint, Esq., of Leeds ; issue, two sons and a daughter, all born at
Eastrick.

The PiNDERs' are an old Brighouse family connected with the iron
industry.

The outline of the first Eichardsons is as much as we can give to
that family. Nicholas, of Bierley, was father of Eichard, born in
157G, the father of Eichard, born 1004. They had estates at Bierley,
Woodhall in Calverley, Hipperholme, &c. Six of the latter Eichard-
sons must be named.

(1) William, (father of Wm. born 1066, died 1716, who married
Mary, d. of John Kershaw, of Hoyle House, merchant, and of Dr..
Eichard Eicliardson.)

(2) Eichard married Susanna Field. (3) John.

(4) George, of Woodhall, b. 1644, d. 1696, married Sarah, dau. of
Eichard Langley, of Priestley Green, gent. She was buried at Bradford
in 1709, and their grandson, George, the last male heir, was buried at
St. Clement Danes, London, in 1748.

(5) Samuel, rector of Barnham.

(6) Joseph, rector of Dunsfold, married Elizabeth Peebles, Dewsbury.
The Brighouse Eadcliffes commence with Abraham, born at

Meltham in 1696. He married Betty, dau. Joshua Holmes, of Smith
House, gent., heir of her brother John. Wm. E., the eldest son, was
a merchant at Brighouse ; born, 1733, buried, like his father, at Liglit-
clifi'e in 1778. Charles, the fifth child, was born at Brighouse, July
31, bap. at Eastrick Aug. 29, 1739. He died at Smith House in 1817,
buried at Lightcliffe. He married Charlotte, dau. Chas. Eadcliffe, of
York, who was cousin of Abraham, of Brighouse. She was cousin to
the first Sir Joseph (Pickford) Eadcliffe, and was buried at Lightcliffe
in 1797. Wm. Towne Eadchffe their son, an imbecile, b. 1789, d. 1862.
The Eayners, of Eastrick, have not yet traced their ancestry, but
there is little doubt they are of the ancient stock, once influential in
Clifton and Liversedge. The family or person that introduces a new
industry into a district must be regarded amongst the local benefactors.
When Mr. W. EoHtNsoN opened the calico print works, there was much
curiosity evinced in the district, and since then the business has gradu-
ally developed under the guidance of his successor and son-in-law, Mr.
F. Laxton, as will be seen when the statistical chapter appears. Mr.
Laxton's services on the Local Board have been appreciated by all,
and he has recently been re-elected the chairman. His additional
labours pending the Incorporation question must have been specially
exacting, but bis business tact has enabled him to wield them cheer-
fully. Presumably he will be Provisional Mayor on the arrival of the
Charter.





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301



In past times, more than modern ones proliably, Yorkshire people
have been of a provident disposition. Hove Edge, Brighouse, Kastrick,
&c. had each sick and funeral societies in George Ill's, days. I have
a tract of 10 pages, with 24 pages of Act for Encouragement of Friendly
Societies, printed by Jacobs, at Halifax, 1817, giving the " Rules and
Agreements to be observed by Members of the Union Society, estab-
lished at the House of Mr. Jonas Broughton, Star Inn, Rastrick, July
7, 1704 ; with alterations, Oct. 4, 1817." This was Thomas Burgess'
copy, who joined in July, 1810. Meetings were held quarterly ; maxi-
mum age at entrance, 30 ; non-benefits first 18 months, then 5s.
weekly ; Os. after three years' membership ; 7s. after 7 years. Half-
pay if sickness lasted more than months. Ten bearers had to attend
the funeral of a member. Easter Monday was tne annual feast day.
The Society box had five different locks for safety. I have Rules of
an earlier association at Rastrick, whose members were landowners
and farmers mostly. This was for the Prosecution of trespassers,
thieves, &c. Co-operative principles are not new to our inhabitant?
evidently.

Bishop Spaxgen-
BERG, the Moravian
Author and Mis-
sionary, was head
of the settlement
when at Smith
House. Rev. Joseph
SwAINE, B.D., of
Farnley, in 1783,
Vicar of Beeston,
1804, second master
of Leeds Grammar
School, a Leeds
benefactor, who
died in 1831, aged
77, was a poor lad
at Hoyle House.
The Swaines were
descended from the
Anglian Sweyns.

Gawbutt Hall and
Till Carr were the
birthplace and resi-
dence of the late
Mr. Lumb Stocks,
R.A. Just before
his death, I obtain-
ed from him his
portrait and a list
of his artistic




Mi:. LuMi; Stocks.



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BRianOUSE, RASTEICK



productions, chiefly in line-
drawing, which will be found in
Yorks. Counti/ Magazine. In
1839, he married Ellen, eldest
daughter of Mr, Wm. Fryer,
of Rastrick. He died April 28,
1892, aged 80, and was buried
in Highgate Cemetery, London.
He became A.R. A. in 1853, and
R.A.inl872. SirF.Leighton,
at the Academy Meeting, said
"How much the calling lost in
him it need not be said. How
sterling and gentle a man had
ceased to live in him his many
friends best knew." In biblio-
graphy, Mr. F. Smith, Tops
Grove, Rastrick, compiler of
Bradford, Halifax and Wake-
field Directories, must be
mentioned for his "Directory
of Dewsbury and Batley, with
Birstall, Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Mirfield, &c." 140 pages,
1878. The ancient Sunderlands of High Sunderland and Coley, as a




Mr. Lumb Stocks.







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Gkanny Hall



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county family, will require special space. Their relatives, the
Saltonstalls, of America, have had a separate volume devoted to their
genealogy. Other branches should be noted, — as, the present family
at Coley who migrated from Elland, and a race of farmers who have
resided at Rookes, Lightclift'e, and Granny Hall, a place high in my
esteem as my birth-place. Rufus Sunderland, of Rookes, removed to




Mrs. Sundeeland.

Granny Hall farm. His son John, of Barnsley, died in 187G, aged 68.
Another son, Henry, married Susan Sykes, of Sphng Gardens, a foot-
path then crossing the three fields from one house to the other. A
wide road, with villa residences near, have driven elsewhere the



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feathery inhabitants that har-
boured in the hedgerows. Mr.
James Sykes, of Spring Gar-
dens, died in May, 1846, aged
64. Hannah, his widow, in
1855, aged 70. Their daughter,
Susan, was born April 30, 1819,
and the Sykes family, like many
more local ones, had strong
musical tastes. She was taught
by J. Denham and Luke Settle,
followed by the training of Dan
Sugden, of Halifax. At 15, she
made her debut at Deighton.
On June 7, 1838, she married
Mr. Henry Sunderland. She
soon became renowned as the
Yorkshire Queen of Song. She
had a rich, powerful soprano
voice, with wonderful flexibility
and depth of feeling. Profes-
sionals and novices were cap-
tivated and entranced. Her
rendition of sacred song was
marvellously sublime, especi-
ally "I know that my Redeemer
liveth." In 1842 she appeared
in London, and was personally complimented by the Prince Consort
and the Duke of Cambridge. She took the leading part in the
^'Messiah" in London, Nov. 2, 1849, Dec. 22, 1851 ; in the "Creation,"
Dec. 31, 1855; and in "Elijah," Jan. 30, 1856, and the "Messiah,"
Dec. 10, 1858. The highest critics ransacked their vocabularies for
expressive superlative adjectives. At organ openings and festivals in
the provinces as well as the metropolis, in Scotland and Ireland, as
"well as in England, her services were sought and rendered. A special
festival in her honour was held at Hnddersfield. The Queen was so
delighted with her singing, at the opening of the Leeds Town Hall,
that she sent a command tor her to sing at Buckingham Palace, when
she was personally complimented. In the midst of her popularity she
retired into private life, her farewell concerts being highly successful.
Mrs. Sunderland never lost her good graces, and she is to-day as ever
the kindly neighbour and respected friend by rich and poor. A pre-
sentation was made to her at a musical festival, June 2 and 3, 1864,
at Huddersfield, where she had regularly assisted the Parish and St.
Paul's choirs. A concert was promoted in honour of her Golden
Wedding, in the Brighouse Town Hall, June 7, 1888, when an illu-
minated address, enclosed in a silver casket, bearing the letters S. S.
and the white rose of York, and signed by Mr. T. Ormerod as chairman




Mks. Sunderland.




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AND HIPPERHOLME. 305

of a committee, was presented to her. The "Mrs. HuiiderlanJ
Musical Competition" was estabhshed, at her suggestion, with the
funds raised at her golden w^edding celebration. The competition
takes place annually in Huddersfield, and is open to Yorkshire natives,
or residents of five years recent standing, the maximum age being 25.
Two vocal and one instrumental prizes are awarded yearly, and though
the value is about five guineas each, they are highly coveted. Her
son, Mr. Charles Sykes Sunderland,- solicitor, died in 18H9, aged 45.
Her daughter, Agnes, wife of Mr. Joseph Wheatley, died in 1HG4.

The Shaws, of Kastrick, were also noted musicians, vocal and
instrumental. They were amongst the founders of Pratt's Brass
Band, the great Christmas attraction of former times, along with its
rival the Waterloo Band. Choral Societies, Halifax Sunday School
Jubilees, great Oratorios, were the delight of Mathias Shaw, of Eas-
trick, who was recently gathered to his fathers. The Sliaws, of
Hipperholme, were a well-known family. The Eev. Frank Shaw,
son of Henry, of Girlington, was laid in Lightcliffe churchyard in
1890, aged only 25. Hardly another family has made so much im-
pression on various Brighouse industries, or taken so active a part in
civil afiairs, as the Sugdens. Mr. Thomas Sugden, the founder of the
corn-mills, stands pre-eminently out amongst leading Yorkshire busi-
ness men. Perseverance Mill was erected in 1832, and additions were
constantly being made. Brighouse Old Mill, rebuilt and enlarged,
was added to the immense concern when Mr. Thos. Richard
Sutcliffe, who died in 1864, aged 03, retired, and to these Mr.
Brooke's corn mill was added. The turn-out of waggons, each
drawn by four powerful horses, was worthy of observation.

Mr. Thomas Sugden died in November, 187G, aged 78. His
son, Mr. David Goldthorpe Sugden, a most capable business man, and
a musician withal, died in 1871, aged 51. Another son, Mr. William,
of Slead House, previously of Rastrick, died in 1884, aged 54. Mr.
Henry Sugden, another son, is the one who has taken most hold in
public and philanthropic matters, and his neighbours of every political
shade give him deserved respect. Sunday School and Temperance
work receive his attention as scrupulously as the calls of Local Board
and Politics. He is a County Alderman, and Justice of Peace.

The Sharps, of Hove Edge, are numbered amongst our oldest exist-
ing families. John Sharp was the great supporter of Methodism there
and at Brighouse a hundred years ago. David Sharp was the town-
ship's road surveyor, &c. He died in 1878, aged 80. From Ripponden
came Mr. Henry Stott and Mr. Jonathan Stott, cousins, whose names
will henceforth be remembered as founders of the cotton mills in
Brighouse. The former died in 1879, aged 04, leaving several sons to
carry on the business. The latter died in 1871, aged 58. His son,
Mr. Jas. Maude Stott died in 1875, aged 30. Ann Smith, spinster, of
Hove Edge, and her brother, Joshua Smith, alias Lee, (d. 1877, aged
82,) were descendants of General Guest's mother.

"His grandfather was Jonas, not Rutus, p. 303.



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BRIGHOUSE, EASTRICK




Sib Titus Salt's Birthplace.

The fame of Sir Titus Salt,
Baronet, ex-M.P. for Bradford,
is world-wide. He was born at
Morley in 1803. His father, Mr.
Daniel Salt, removed to Bradford
when the future baronet was an
infant, and he laboured with his
father in the staple trade till 21.
By 1850 he had become a rich
man, and might have retired into
indolence. He meditated on a
large project instead, and it is
asserted that he offered to pur-
chase a slice of the valley from
Brighouse Gas Works to Alegar
Well. He fixed upon Airedale,
near Shipley, however, and plan-
ned out the town of Saltaire,
named after himself and the
river, a place deservedly renown-
ed throughout the world. Its
conception, construction, and
Siu TiTcs Salt, Bakt. history take more of the romance

than the money-grubbing notion. Mr. Titus became a tenant of Crow
Nest for some years, under Mr. Sutherland Walker, but the OAnier
requiring possession, he had to remove to Methley. However, at Mr.
Sutherland Walker's sale, he became the purchaser of Crow Nest, and
came to reside there again.





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AND IIIPPEEHOLME.



307



Of his monuments at Saltaire we need not write, but Liglitcliffe
Congregational Church owes its existence to him as a substitute for
the old Bramley Lane Chapel. Great and good men like Dr. IMofi'att
and Dr. Livingstone were welcome visitors to Crow Nest. His life
story has often been told in magazines, and books like Balgarnie's
"Life of Sir Titus Salt;" Holroyd's "Saltaire and its Founder;"
Holroyd's "Life of Sir Titus Salt," 1871, 24 pages ; " Li Memoriam,—
the late Sir Titus Salt, a Study for Young Men," by Kev. B. Wood,
Bradford, 11 pages ; &c. A statue to his memory has been reared








Sir Titus Salt, Bart.
near Bradford Town Hall, which was unveiled by the late Duke of
Devonshire in 1874. Great alterations about the conservatories but
not the house, were made by him at Crow Nest Park when he be-
came 0"svner. Saltaire was opened on his fiftieth birthday. Great
banquets to his thousands of workpeople took place at Crow Nest on
Sep. 20, 185G, Sep. 20, 1873 (his 70th birthday,) &c. He died at Crow
Nest, Dec. 29, 187G. He had given away a quarter of a million to



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Saltaike Congregational Church.

benevolent institutions in thirty years,
besides his special erections. His body was
conveyed to the mausoleum at Saltaire
Congregational Church, the funeral proces-
sion being witnessed by 100,000 people
probably. Lady Salt's remains have recently
been interred there too.

" Joseph Terry, member of the Mechan-
ics' Institute, Brighouse," published his
" Cottage Poems " in 1817, consisting of 22
short pieces, on Temperance, local scenery,
Sec, 32 pages, printed by John Siddal.
Terry was book-keeper at a
worked energetically for
Brethren Sunday School
Common, the Temperance
Mechanics' Institute. He



corn-mill, and

the Christian

on Rastrick

Society, and

was a Chartist



Salt Arms.



also. He removed to Birstall Co-operative
mill. His portrait appears in "Poems, by
Joseph Terry," Dewsbury, 1874, pp. xv., 160. Mr. J. J. Lane, now
residing at Brighouse, has also issued several Temperance and Poetic
pamphlets. Under the commercial history, besides those named as
pioneers in the stone-trade, must be named the Cliffes, Robinsons,
Farrers, Bentleys, Thwaites. Mr. B. H. Thwaite, C.E., A.M.I.C.E.,
F.C.S., of London and Liverpool, is son of Mr. Benjamin Thwaite,
quarry owner, who was killed in a quarry near Brighouse Wood in
1855.' The Thorntons, of Rastrick, are of an old sturdy yeomanry,
combining, as was usual, manufacturing with farming, and taking
their share in public duties on Local, School, and Burial Boards. Mr.
John Taylor has probably been the most industrious and trustworthy




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309



Poor Law Guardian and honorary servant Rastrick has had in modern
times. The Turners, of course, are ubiquitous ; they are found in
various businesses, one has introduced felhnongering, another an iron-
foundry, a third, confectionery and pubHc baking, with oft'shoots to
Bradford, Hahfax, Sec, another, house-painting, but was even wider
known as a vocahst. Mr, W. Marshall Turner, Mr, 0, Sladdin and
his sons, Mr, Keighley, &c., are only a few more local musicians to
add to previous names.



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Upper Green, Lightcliffe.

Messrs, Wood, of Wilkin Eoyd Mills, wire manufacturers, have a
reputation that has reached several distant countries. Their appro-
priate trade-mark, " The Old Oak Tree," bespeaks in any market the
highest quality of goods. The wire trade came to us from Clifton,
where cardmaking was carried on before 1G81, for in that year
" Samuell Brooke, of Clifton, cardmaker, was bound to appear at
Quarter Sessions, Wakefield, Jan, 1G81, by Wm, Farrar, J.P,, for
buying severall quantities of ftbraigne yron wyre for making of wool!
bands, ymported from pts beyond ye seas, contrary to ye statute."

Thornhill Briggs passed from the Thorpes. Listers, and Bedfords to
Newsteads, In 171)2, Messrs, Cartledgo, of Elland, bought part of
Newsteads estate and built thereon the mill, since owned by Messrs.
Michael Waller and Sons, a firm that has a large establishment here
since the old mill was destroyed by fire in 1858, If space had allowed,
a list of the confiagrations around Brighouse would have appeared in
this volume. It must be reserved for another work, but our thanks
are none the less due to Mr.Hopkinson, who supplied it at our request.
A long and interesting pedigree of the Wadwngtons, of Lightcliffe, is



310 BRIGHOUSE, EASTRICK

not quite completed. Notices of old tradesmen by the score, such as
Messrs. Richard Wheatley, Wm. Navey, Benjn. Tiffany; and more
recent commercial firms, as Messrs. Wilson, Smith, &c., Rastrick, are
necessarily left over at present.

Wm. Howorth, Brighouse, (p. 284,) pubHshed " The Cry of the
Poor, a Poem." London, 1837; pp. iv., 68; and "The Redeemer,
a Poem." London, 1840 ; pp. 300. Extracts from the former :—
The bustling mother plied her busy wheel.
And only paused to spread each frugal meal.
Or nicely sand the floor ; or range, with pride.
Her crockery in the ' delf case ' side by side ;
Or rub the oaken chest till she might trace
Reflected on its polished sides her face ;
Or trim the myrtle and geranium red.
That gaily o'er the narrow windows spread ;
Or caUed, reminded by its grunting cry,
To feed the hog that fattened in the sty ;
Or roused to whirl the good-man's worn out hat
To scare the chickens from the garden plat. . . .
In nice prim cap, blue apron, kerchief fair,
His partner sate in her well-cushioned chair.
With feigned sternness in her look, the while
Lurked on her lip a kind good-humoured smile,
Teaching the girls to sew, and darn, and knit,
That they might be for thrifty housewives fit ;
And when those great accomplishments were gained.
To work the sampler only then remained, —
That they, with honour crowned, the school might leave, —
Its subject sure — " The Serpent tempting Eve ;"
Full in the front the fatal apple there
With all the hues of Joseph's coat did glare ;
There too was Eve, for uncouth rhymes below,
To those who doubted did the fact avow.
And none could miss the Tempter to behold.
With scarlet eyes, blue body, tail of gold ;
Then last, the needle's triumph to complete.
And give to Fame, as surely was most meet.
The skilful sempstress, letters small and great,
With strange queer things for figures, did relate
Her name and age ; thenceforth in jet-black frame
Extended out, th' achievement grand did claim,
Chief ornament, the cottage walls to grace,
Above King Charles's rules — its rightful place —
To be at once the wonder and the praise
Of gossips born and rear'd in less learned days.




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Aspinall, J., Ravensthorpe
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