Proceedings - Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Volume 3

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Page 78 - ... after they arrived without him and credit seems to be claimed, for " our ancestors " of the sinister half of our pedigree, for the * Of the fact, that the greater examples of what are now only known as " camps," were identical in purpose and origin with those that have survived as cities, we have an actual comparative exemplification within easy reach of us. The name of
Page 42 - Richardson called attention to a paper by himself, in the ' Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club," on the subject of Dorset Lepidoptera in 1892 and 1898.
Page 21 - In former times there was a platform for cannon. On. the east and west sides there are embrasures for guns, and below them two tiers of loop-holes for small arms, the lowest almost level with the ground. The north part is nearly destroyed, but the remains of an arch or gateway shew that the entrance was on that side.
Page 21 - At its north end was a tower, on which were the arms of England supported by a wivern and a unicorn. The north part seems to have been the governor's apartment, and is all vaulted. Near its south end there is a lower building, said to have been the gunroom. This being broader than the other part of the edifice, forms flanks, which defend its east and west sides, and on the south part it is semicircular.
Page 55 - Thanks louing friends and my kind country-men, and here I vow in presence of you all, to root abuses from this common welth, which now flowes faster then the furious tyde that ouerflowes beyond the bankes of Nile.
Page 75 - ... afforded to the new-comers a comparatively easy conquest, and the means of reproducing at liberty on new ground the institutions under which they had lived at home. This new race was the main stock of our forefathers : sharing the primeval German pride of purity of extraction ; still regarding the family tie as the basis of social...
Page 47 - VI., — and now made him Lord Chancellor. He continued in this office, and in the unabated favour and confidence of his royal master, down to the time of his death, a period of thirteen years ; — during which he greatly contributed to the steadiness of the government, and the growing prosperity of the country. Although he appeared merely to execute the measures of the King, he was in reality the chief author of the system for controlling the power of the great feudal barons, and he may be considered...
Page 47 - a court of criminal equity," and which, not being governed by any certain rules, they consider superior to any other court to be found in this or any other nation. It was certainly found a very useful instrument of arbitrary government during the whole continuance of the Tudor dynasty ; but its authority being still stretched in opposition to a growing love of freedom, it mainly led...
Page 51 - He was a man of middle size, and in the full vigour of a green old age. Though serious and grave in his deportment, he was nevertheless easy of access ; and though his manner was...
Page 48 - For he had couched an article in the instructions to the commissioners who were to levy the benevolence ; " That if they met with any that were sparing, they should tell them, that they must needs have, because they laid up : and if they were spenders, they must needs have, because it was seen in their port and manner of living.

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