The Rights and Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Chester, the Earls Palatine, the Chamberlain, and Other Officers: And Disputes Concerning the Jurisdiction of the Court of Exchequer with the City of Chester, &c., Now First Printed from the Original Manuscript in the Possession of the Editor, Issues 1-5 (Google eBook)

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Joseph Brooks Yates
Chetham Society, 1856 - Cheshire (England) - 37 pages
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Page iv - Book I., and which was probably the last that was ever written in this kind of metre in its original simplicity unaccompanied with rhyme. It should have been observed in No. VI. above that in this poem the lines are throughout divided into distichs, thus : Grant gracious God, grant me this time, &c. It is entitled
Page iv - Grant gracious God, grant me this time That I may 'say, or I cease, thy selven to please ; And Mary his mother, that maketh this world; And all the seemlie saints, that sitten in heaven ; I will carpe of kings that conquered full wide, That dwelled in this land, that was alyes noble ; Henry the seventh, that soveraigne lord, &c.
Page 78 - Let no man despise thy youth ; but be thou an example of the believers
Page 5 - heirs enjoy the same power and authority over the minstrelsy of Cheshire even to this day ; who, in memory hereof, keep a yearly court upon the feast of St. John Baptist at Chester, where all the minstrels of the county and city are to attend and play before the lord of
Page 5 - debauched persons, both men and women, out of the city of Chester (for 'twas then the fair-time in that city), marcheth immediately towards the earl. The Welsh, perceiving a great multitude coming, raised the siege and fled. The earl, coming back with his constable to Chester, gave him power over all the
Page 120 - Therefore his sisters sent unto Him saying, Lord, behold he whom Thou lovest is sick.
Page v - He laments the death of James Stanley, Bishop of Ely, as what had recently happened when this poem was written ; which serves to ascertain its date, for that prelate died March 22, 1514^-5.
Page 30 - the uncertain estate of this transitory life, and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call and being desirous to settle things in order
Page 31 - and these our letters shall be your sufficient Warrant and discharge in this behalfe. Given under our signet
Page 30 - and finding nothing to accuse him of they seized his almanack in which he kept his diary for that year, and it not being written very legibly, they made what malicious readings and comments they pleased