A collection of curious discourses written by eminent antiquaries upon several heads in our English antiquities ... (Google eBook)

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B. White, 1775 - Great Britain
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Page 339 - Montreuil gates, hopeless of all recure, Thine Earl, half dead, gave in thy hand his will; Which cause did thee this pining death procure, Ere summers four times seven thou couldst fulfill.
Page 311 - Weever, in his discourse of funeral Monuments, says rightly, "proceeded from the presage or fore-feeling of Immortality, implanted in all men naturally, and is referred to the Scholars of Linus the Theban Poet, who flourished about the year of the World two thousand seven hundred...
Page 54 - Windesbne ; and at that time were liveries of coats of arms first given unto heralds, with the king's arms embroidered thereon, as the king himself had his robe royal set with lions of gold. In France also, as the said Froissart writeth, the same time Philip de Valois increased greatly the state royal...
Page 313 - Deos, As for fuch as bury themfelves living, and fay they live to themfelves, when they live neither to themfelves nor to others, but to their belly, eafe, and pleafure, well worthy are they to have while they live, that epitaph which Seneca devifed for Vatia their fellow, to be infcribed upon his houfe, Hicfttus eft Vatia, and no memoriall at all
Page 187 - Thefe towers or fortes weere at the firft of fmale content, and fuffyced to hold a fmall garryzou to keep in awe a whole countreye of unarmed people, and fo contynued without enlarginge anye wayes all the time of the Brittons and the Saxons, yea, and of the Danes alfo. For I read in the hiftorye of Normandye, wrytten in Frenche, that when Sweyne king of Denmark entered this realme...
Page 339 - The noble Henry Earl of Surrey, Father to Thomas late Duke of Norfolk, and the right honourable and nobly learned late Earl of Northampton, in the time of King Henry the eighth, firft refining our homely Englifh Poefie, among many other, made this Epitaph, comparable with the beft, for Thomas Clere, Efquire, his friend and follower, buried at Lambeth, 1545 :
Page 139 - N° XLVI. A Difcourfe of the Duty and Office of an Herald of Arms, written by FRANCIS THYNNE, Lancafter Herald, the Third Day of March, Anno 1605. My very good Lord, THAT cruel tyrant the unmerciful gout, which triumpheth over all thofe that are...
Page 309 - ... out of that great body, ferving for that great parliament, where their perfons are the reprefentations of that body. 2. For the matters they ought to treat of, they ought therefore to be general, and rather of fuch matters as cannot well be performed without the...
Page ix - I exampled it in the uttermost parts of the North, where the prayers of the common people are more like spells and charms than devotions. The same blindness and ignorance is in divers parts of Wales, which many of that country do both know and lament. " I declared also, that to plant good ministers in good livings was the strongest and surest means to establish true religion ; that it would prevail more...
Page 318 - Concerning that name of Havering, from taking the ring, the hiftory is commonly known, which is, how king Edward having no other thing to give an aged pilgrim, who demanded an...

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