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Page 259 - Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
Page 96 - This Book of Articles before rehearsed is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 288 - The town of Bywell is builded in length all of one street upon the river or water of Tyne, on the north and west part of the same ; and is divided into two several parishes, and inhabited with handicraftsmen, whose trade is all in ironwork for the horsemen and Borderers...
Page 200 - Ethelfridf being informed of the occasion of their coming, said, "If then they cry to their God against us, in truth, though they do not bear arms, yet they fight against us, because they oppose us by their prayers.
Page 288 - ... with basket hilts, hanging in broad belts, that their legs and swords almost touched the ground ; and every one, in his turn, with his short cloak, and other equipage, came up cheek by jowl, and talked with my lord judge. His lordship was very well pleased with their discourse ; for they were great antiquarians in their own bounds.
Page 288 - ... are subject to the incursions of the thieves of Tynedale, and compelled winter and summer to bring all their cattle and sheep into the street in the night season, and watch both ends of the street, and when the enemy approacheth to raise hue and ciy, whereupon all the town prepareth for rescue of their goods, which is very populous, by reason of their trade, and stout and hardy by continual practice against the enemy.
Page 288 - The tenants of the several manors are bound to guard the judges through their precinct ; and out of it they would not go, no, not an inch, to save the souls of them.
Page 1 - ... proposition is drawn, and, with possibly some trifling alterations of detail, will be executed within the next few days, for the lease of the Black Gate. The Council has been induced to take this course for more reasons than one. The Museums Act not having been adopted in Newcastle, the preservation and exhibition of objects of interest depend entirely on the efforts of private societies. The building itself, in its best parts of the time of Henry III., the erector of Westminster Abbey, presents...
Page 164 - But these provincial synods do not appear, as a constant and regular institution, fixed to definite times, until about the end of the second or the beginning of the third century...
Page 47 - The Case of Mr. James Oliphant, Surgeon, respecting a Prosecution which he, together with his Wife and Maid Servant, underwent in the year 1764, for the Suppos'd Murder of a Female Domestic." Brought before the Court at Durham on the 17th of August in that year, the prisoners were on the same day acquitted by the jury ; whereupon Mr. Justice Bathurst, after a few words from Mr. Oliphant, sorrowed for him in his misfortune, and declared his belief "that he was as innocent of the crime laid to his...

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