Bye-gones, Relating to Wales and the Border Counties

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Page 109 - Kings may learn from him that their safest study, as well as their noblest, is the interest of the people ; the people are taught by him that there is no despotism so stupendous against which they have not a resource; and to those who would rise upon the ruins of both, he is a living lesson that if ambition can raise them from the lowest station, it can also prostrate them from the highest.
Page 17 - And all Priests and Deacons are to say daily the Morning and Evening Prayer either privately or openly, not being let by sickness, or some other urgent cause.
Page 68 - TAFFY WAS A WELSHMAN Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to my house, and stole a piece of beef.
Page 293 - (Extracted from the Principal Registry of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice.) " In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Page 1 - Third, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four.
Page 7 - The Black Book Of St. David's. An Extent of all the Lands and Rents of the Lord Bishop of St. David's, made by Master David Fraunceys, Chancellor of St. David's in the time of the Venerable Father the Lord David Martyn, by the grace of God Bishop of the place, in the year of our Lord 1326.
Page 58 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden -flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year...
Page 42 - The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be ; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 56 - With the woman one loves, with the friend of one's heart, and a good study of books, (says Lord Lyttleton to his friend Mr. Bower,) one might pass an age in this vale, and think it a day.
Page 24 - By the laws of Wales, a harp was one of the three things that were necessary to constitute a gentleman, or a freeman : and none could pretend to that character who had not one of these favorite instruments, or could not play upon it.

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