An Enquiry Into the Foundation of the English Constitution: Or, An Historical Essay Upon the Anglo-Saxon Government Both in Germany and England ... (Google eBook)

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C. Bathurst, 1753 - Anglo-Saxons - 427 pages
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Page 201 - Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel ; and they said, Nay ; but we will have a king over us ; that we also may be like all the nations ; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
Page 96 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 32 - Gradus quin etiam et ipse comitatus habet judicio ejus, quem sectantur: magnaque et comitum aemulatio, quibus primus apud principem suum locus, et principum, cui plurimi et acerrimi comites. Haec dignitas, hae vires, magno semper electorum juvenum globo circumdari, in pace decus, in bello praesidium.
Page 117 - ... quamvis robuftior alligari fe ac venire patitur. ea eft in re prava pervicacia ; ipfi fidem vocant. fervos conditionis hujus per commercia tradunt, ut fe quoque pudore victoriae exfolvant. Es gab aber gewis manche andere veranlaßung , zb armuth und hungersnoth : fubdebant fe pauperes fervitio, ut quantuluncunque de alimento pon-igerent.
Page 61 - Mos est civitatibus ultro ac viritim conferre principibus vel armentorum vel frugum, quod pro honore acceptum, etiam necessitatibus subvenit.
Page 135 - J'ai' parlé de ces volontaires qui, chez les Germains, suivaient les princes dans leurs entreprises; le même usage se conserva après la conquête. Tacite les désigne par le nom de compagnons ; la loi salique, par celui d'hommes qui sont sous la foi du roi; les formules de Marculfe, par celui fi!
Page 320 - Parliament, or that ho leave out of the said returns any cities or boroughs which be bound, and of old time were wont to come to the Parliament, he shall be [amerced or otherwise] punished in the manner as was accustomed to be done in the said case in times past.
Page 379 - ... planet, attract, repel, influence, and direct their motions by his own. He and they are parts of the same system, intimately joined and cooperating...
Page 282 - Conquest the cities and towns of England were vested either in the Crown, or else in the Clergy, or in the Baronage or great men of the Laity. Thus the king was immediate lord of some towns, and particular persons, either of the clergy or laity, were immediate lords of other towns.
Page 43 - Ct *5' plained by a paflage in Ca:far's Commentaries concerning the Germans. He fays, " Neque quif" quam agri modum certum, aut fines proprios *' habet ; fed magiftratus ac principes, in annos " fingulos, gentibus, cognationibufque hominum " qui una coierurit, quantum eis et quo loco vi" fum eft, attribuunt agri, at anno poft alio tranf." ire cogant, cujus rei multas afferunt caufas,

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