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a citizen of an English borough


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The burghers shook their muskets, repeating their cry, --
This troop, the only defence of the prison, overawed by its firm attitude not only the disorderly riotous mass of the populace, but also the detachment of the burgher guard, which, being placed opposite the Buytenhof to support the soldiers in keeping order, gave to the rioters the example of seditious cries, shouting, --
Well, gentlemen of the burgher guard, what are you advancing for, and what do you wish?
The troopers obeyed orders with a precision which immediately caused the burgher guard and the people to fall back, in a degree of confusion which excited the smile of the cavalry officer.
here was a sight for the honest burghers of Vondervotteimittiss!
To speak plainly, the fellow had, in spite of his grinning, an audacious and sinister kind of face; and as he curvetted right into the village, the old stumpy appearance of his pumps excited no little suspicion; and many a burgher who beheld him that day would have given a trifle for a peep beneath the white cambric handkerchief which hung so obtrusively from the pocket of his swallow-tailed coat.
Andrew's was a large square crowded with priests, soldiers, women, friars, and burghers, who made it their common centre for sight-seeing and gossip.
Some one of the worthy burghers now spoke of the dreadful pestilence that had raged in the country a few years back, meaning that of 1484.
And that union, to attain which the burghers of the Middle Ages, with their miserable highways, required centuries, the modern proletarians, thanks to railways, achieve in a few years.
As many of the burghers had brought spades with them, supposing that they might possibly be called upon to disinter a corpse, the drain was easily and speedily effected; and no sooner was the bottom visible, than right in the middle of the mud that remained was discovered a black silk velvet waistcoat, which nearly every one present immediately recognized as the property of Mr.
But now all the benches were filled with guests, lord and lady, burgher and dame, when at last the Sheriff himself came with his lady, he riding with stately mien upon his milk-white horse and she upon her brown filly.
But public opinion has found the wealthy burghers in the wealthiest borough in the wealthiest city of one of the wealthiest nations guilty of treating survivors with contempt.
I don't make art for motorways," he told the burghers of Gateshead at the time.
Pontypridd Lido given thumbs up by first swimmers to use the pool Here's hoping the good burghers of pontypridd use their pool 2 good advantage Kevin William Chubb Hope the good tax payers of Pontypridd enjoy their new 6 Million pound pool, built at the expense of the rest of the pools throughout the valleys Huw Bond Great, and from October till March it can be used as a skating rink Gareth Allsopp Looks like a good place for the children Leanne, Marie and Clare xx Melanie Thomas Didn't Aberdare have a new leisure centre, school and running track.
Rodin's Monument to the Burghers of Calais, of 1889, has been brought up from London, and the suffering and distress of the brave burghers, offering themselves as hostages in the 100 years war, is plain to see.