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You don't have to walk far in Whittingham before coming across evidence of the latter: the various benefactions of the Ravensworth family, who not only once paid for the restoration of the village's Saxon church and splendidly-gaunt tower, but also on a smaller scale, a stone figure of an elderly man with stick and hat, small dog looking pleadingly up at him: a drinking fountain in memory of the 3rd Earl of Ravensworth, scion of the Liddell family, wealthy Newcastle merchants who in the 19th century became richer still through their ownership of mines around Gateshead.
Infinite are the gifts of God that encompass us, unbounded the graces of God that overwhelm us, words can never express, thanks equal to His benefactions.
This may fall on deaf ears on some who have been responsible for benefactions which do not appear to have been appreciated.
Philanthropists may have specific and sometimes eccentric intentions about the desired use of their benefactions that do not necessarily align with the mission a college has set for itself.
The London Arts Council had requested an Embassy official to attend and to make a few apposite remarks at the dedication of one of its benefactions.
Then there were the benefactions to churches: to Corbett's native parish at Brierley Hill, to the local churches at Dodderhill and Stoke Prior, to the restoration of the medieval churches at Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and even towards the building of Truro Cathedral.
He enjoys giving benefactions, and because of this he can count on the willing, not forced, obedience of the population.
David said: "If this did happen then the citizens would have compared Hugh's exactions with the benefactions and devoutness of Godiva and Leofric.
The small "chained library" of the university's clerical medieval past was transformed during the early modern period into not only one of the most famous repositories of knowledge in Europe but also into a major node of exchange between university and court, with the university relying on the court for benefactions and the court relying on the university to provide educated servants to the state, as well as to reproduce Royalist ideology.
23) Further, the plethora of inscriptions commemorating benefactions to do with bathing-facilities and the water-supply in Roman cities testifies to the immense importance--and the immense undertaking--of constructing such facilities.
I have, as a benefactor, given much to this city, but now I will have to revise my policy with regard to benefactions.