View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1899 - Europe
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Page 1101 - ... by the law of the land ; it is accorded, assented, and established, that from henceforth none shall be taken by petition or suggestion made to our lord the king, or to his council, unless it be by indictment or presentment of good and lawful people of the same neighbourhood...
Page 572 - Moreover, we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth...
Page 692 - For he is appointed to protect his subjects in their lives, properties, and laws; for this very end and purpose he has the delegation of power from the people...
Page 978 - Scabiniis, quod ita et fecit. Et omnes in uno consenserunt, quod ipsi voluissent omni tempore observare usque in posterum. Etiam omnes Scabinii, Episcopi, Abbates, Comites manu propria subter signaverunt.
Page 601 - But in the very second year of the son's reign they granted the twenty-fifth penny of their goods, " upon this condition, that the king should take advice and grant redress upon certain articles wherein they are aggrieved.
Page 800 - ... perhaps hardly so soon as the reign of Edward IV. It is unnecessary to add, that neither libraries of books nor pictures could have found a place among furniture. Silver plate was very rare, and hardly used for the table. A few inventories of furniture that still remain exhibit a miserable deficiency/ And this was incomparably greater in private gentlemen's houses than among citizens, and especially foreign merchants. We have an inventory of the goods belonging to Contarini, a rich Venetian trader,...
Page 1009 - And if a merchant thrived, so that he fared thrice over the wide sea by his own means; then was he thenceforth of thane-right worthy.
Page 506 - AGES political institutions can confer been diffused over so extended a population ; nor have any people so well reconciled the discordant elements of wealth, order, and liberty. These advantages are surely not owing to the soil of this island, nor to the latitude in which it is placed, but to the spirit of its laws, from which, through various means, the characteristic independence and industriousness of our nation have been derived.
Page 505 - NO unbiassed observer, who derives pleasure from the welfare of his species, can fail to consider the long and uninterruptedly increasing prosperity of England as the most beautiful phenomenon in the history of mankind. Climates more propitious may impart more largely the mere enjoyments of existence ; but in no other region have the benefits that political institutions can confer been diffused over so extended a population ; nor have any people so well reconciled the discordant elements of wealth,...
Page 692 - A king of England cannot at his pleasure make any alterations in the laws of the land, for the nature of his government is not only regal but political.

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