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Page 86 - For indeed, to say it in a word, in those days there was no King in Israel, and every man did that which was right in his own eyes, f Such things has an august National Assembly to hear of, as it goes on regenerating France.
Page 88 - If two or three men came riding to a town, all the township fled before them, imagining them to be robbers. The bishops and clergy constantly cursed them, but nothing came of it, for they were all accursed, and forsworn, and lost. However a man tilled, the earth bare no corn ; for the land was all foredone by such deeds, and they said openly that Christ and His saints slept.
Page 248 - A few days after they appeared in his presence, armed, and attended with armed followers ; and they accused, by name, the Archbishop of York, the Duke of Ireland, the Earl of Suffolk, Sir Robert Tresilian, and Sir Nicholas Brembre, as public and dangerous enemies to the state.
Page 271 - Her avauntage is, that thei lerneth her gramer in lasse tyme than children were wont to do. Desavauntage is, that now children of gramer scole kunneth no more Frensch that can her lifte (knows their left) heele. And that is harm for hem, and thei schul (an they shall) passe the see and travaile in strange londes, and in many other places also.
Page 74 - He made a regulation for the followers of his court, at whichever of his possessions he might be resident, stating what they should accept without payment from the country folks, and how much, and at what price, they should purchase, punishing the transgressors by a heavy pecuniary fine, or loss of life.
Page 271 - Certes there ben some that speke thyr poysy mater in Frenche, of whyche speche the Frenche men have as good a fantasye as we have in hearing of French mennes Englyshe.
Page 74 - A good man he was, and there was great awe of him. No man durst misdo against another in his time. He made peace for man and beast.
Page 10 - ... better plan than any before erected, became also in many instances the origin from which towns sprang ; for laws were passed creating them into markets, and forbidding bargains to be made without the walls. Some sort of monopoly of trade was thus secured for fortified posts. On the death of jEthelflsed, Mercia, both Anglian and Danish, submitted to Eadward's authority. He continued the active government of his sister, and went on with her work of fortress-building. An invasion by the Danes of...
Page 88 - ... they spared neither church nor churchyard, but they took all that was valuable therein, and then burned the church and all together. Neither did they spare the...