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Page 89 - On the north are cornfields, pastures, and delightful meadows, intermixed with pleasant streams, on which stands many a mill, whose clack is so grateful to the ear. Beyond them an immense forest extends itself, beautified with woods and groves, and full of the lairs and coverts of beasts and game, stags, bucks, boars, and wild bulls.
Page 83 - But, besides these feudal provisions, care was also taken therein to protect the subject against other oppressions, then frcquenlly arising from unreasonable amercements, from illegal distresses, or other process for debts or services due to the crown ; and from the tyrannical abuse of the ^prerogative of purveyance and preemption. It fixed the forfeiture of lands for felony in the...
Page 84 - And, lastly (which alone would have merited the title that it bears, of the great charter), it protected every individual of the nation in the free enjoyment of his life, his liberty, and his property, unless declared to be forfeited by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Page 22 - Born out of your dominions ; having here No judge indifferent, nor no more assurance Of equal friendship and proceeding. Alas, sir, In what have I offended you? what cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, That thus you should proceed to put me off And take your good grace from me?
Page 37 - I grant you to be law-worthy, as you were in the days of King Edward ; and I grant that every child shall be his father's heir, after his father's days, and I will not suffer any person to do you wrong. God keep you.
Page 84 - To none will we sell, to none will we deny, to none will we delay right or justice.
Page 83 - ... for life or member; prohibited the king's inferior ministers from holding pleas of the crown, or trying any criminal charge, whereby many forfeitures might otherwise have unjustly accrued to the exchequer ; and regulated the time and place of holding...
Page 84 - No free man shall be taken, or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor will we send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Page 76 - ... profaned, and might pollute them by its contact, the priests carefully covered them up, even from their own approach and veneration. The use of bells entirely ceased in all the churches; the bells themselves were removed from the steeples, and laid on the ground...