Essays Upon the History of Meaux Abbey: And Some Principles of Medieval Land Tenure : Based Upon a Consideration of the Latin Chronicles of Meaux (A. D. 1150-1400)

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A. Brown, 1906 - Land tenure - 192 pages

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Page 8 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his Ways, and we will walk in his paths:" for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Page 109 - He hath put down the mighty from their seats," suddenly, there was felt a great movement of the earth, which in an instant became so violent as to hurl the monks from their stalls, and they being thrown on to the ground lay there prostrate in great fear.
Page 10 - ... the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts by their blood. The country folk flocked to them from all sides, some to help, others for conversion ; for the dull people wondered at the hooded race performing i.
Page 112 - The greater part of the tenants were dead, rents were not paid, crops lay rotted on the ground, stock had perished, for there had been no one to gather in the harvest, no one to water or feed the animals, the future was gloomy, no one remained to begin the autumn ploughing.
Page 9 - In this quality of utter dreariness of situation, therefore, the first condition required by the constitution of the Cistercian order was amply fulfilled. The population, whatever it amounted to, was hardly within reach of any influence of civilization. There was no town of note in the whole district east of the river Hull ; the port of Hedon, about seven miles south of Meaux, being the nearest place of any importance. Of religious houses there was only the college of Beverley in the neighbourhood,...
Page 2 - Under the dates are references to volume and page of the Chronicles as published by the Record Office.
Page 21 - Meaux 11BO in a mud hut and a chapel, the upper floor of which was used for Divine service, the basement as a dormitory.

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