History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancaster: With a Variety of Commercial & Statistical Information ... Illustrated by Maps and Plans, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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W. Wales & Company, 1821 - Lancashire (England)
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Page 28 - Margaret, flying with her son into a forest, where she endeavoured to conceal herself, was beset, during the darkness of the night, by robbers, who, either ignorant or regardless of her quality, despoiled her of her rings and jewels, and treated her with the utmost indignity.
Page 56 - Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service; and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decorating of it, according to their old custom.
Page 131 - If the suit is instituted on behalf of the Crown, or of those who partake of its prerogative, or whose rights are under its particular protection, such as the objects of a public charity, the matter of complaint is offered to the Court, not by way of petition...
Page 30 - Prince, after an insulting manner, how he dared to invade his dominions. The young Prince, more mindful of his high birth than of his present fortune, replied that he came thither to claim his just inheritance.
Page 56 - Church: and as for our good people's lawful recreation, our pleasure likewise is, that after the end of divine service our good people be not disturbed, letted or discouraged from any lawful recreation, such as dancing, either men or women; archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any other such harmless recreation, nor from having of May-games, Whitsun-ales, and Morris-dances; and the setting up of May-poles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without...
Page 113 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 56 - ... that, under pretence of taking away abuses, there hath been a general forbidding, not only of ordinary meetings, but of the feasts of the dedication of the churches, commonly called Wakes...
Page 114 - Smyrna, and work the same into fustians, vermillions, and dimities, which they return to London, where they are sold; and from thence not seldom are sent into such foreign parts where the first materials may be more easily had for that manufacture.
Page 56 - Our pleasure likewise is, that they to whom it belongeth in office, shall present and sharply punish all such, as in abuse of this our...
Page 9 - Obscure as are all the events which happened between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of the Normans their influence upon the inhabitants of the area was most marked.

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