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Page 313 - As for nobility in particular persons, it is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect; how much more to behold an ancient noble family, which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time!
Page 329 - They were taken by virtue of writs, directed to the escheator of each county; when any grant of a market, fair, or other privilege or licence of alienation of lands was solicited, to enquire by a Jury whether such grant or alienation was prejudicial to the King, or to others, in case the same should be made.
Page 37 - Another while, the Sheriff Toftes and Alderman Linsey, attended with many zealous followers, came into my chapel to look for superstitious pictures and relics of idolatry; and sent for me, to let me know they found those windows full of images, which were very offensive, and must be demolished. I told them they were the pictures of some ancient and worthy bishops, as St. Ambrose, Austin, &c.
Page 158 - The clay was previously mixed with about one-third of rye in the chaff, which, being consumed by the fire, left cavities in the room of the grains. This might have been intended to modify expansion and contraction, as well as to assist the gradual distribution of the colouring vapour. The mouth of the furnace and top of the kiln were, no doubt, stopped ; thus we find every part of the kiln, from the inside wall to the earth on the outside, and every part of the clay wrappers of the dome, penetrated...
Page 37 - I perceived afterwards) would take upon him to defend that every diocesan bishop was pope. I answered him with some scorn; and obtained leave that I might, with the least loss and defacing of the windows, give order for taking off that offence ; which I did by causing the heads of those pictures to be taken off, since I knew the bodies could not offend.
Page 158 - I was led to the conclusion that the blue and slate-coloured vessels met with here in such abundance, were coloured by suffocating the fire of the kiln at the time when its contents had acquired a degree of heat sufficient to ensure uniformity of colour.
Page 300 - BY THE REV. GH DASHWOOD, MA, FSA ON looking over some old rentals and terriers of lands ' preserved in the Muniment-room at Stow Bardolph, a Field Book of the lands of Simeon Fyncham was discovered, unfortunately much injured by damp. It is dated on the feast of St. John the Baptist in the fifth year of King Henry VI. Near the middle of the book occurs the following entry in a very similar handwriting, and, although somewhat later, still I should say of the time of Henry VI. Following this entry...
Page 158 - I submitted them to a process similar to that I have described. The clays, dug near the kilns, whitened in firing, probably from being bituminous. I also put some fragments of the blue pottery into the kiln ; they came out precisely of the same colour as the clay fired with them, which had been taken from the site of the kilns. The experiment proved to me that the colour could not be attributed to any metallic oxide, either existing in' the clay, or applied externally ; and this conclusion is confirmed...
Page 227 - ... villains, was still claimed as an inherent right of the AngloNorman crown, and was of itself an abundant source of vexatious oppression. To show the galling nature of this exaction, we may instance the levy made by Henry II., on pretext of a crusade, in 1087, one of the last years of his reign : — He had a list made out of the richest citizens and burgesses of all the municipal towns, and had them individually summoned to appear before him at an appointed time and place. The honour of being...