Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 3

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American Antiquarian Society., 1885 - United States

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Page 213 - Little remains : but every hour is saved From that eternal silence, something more, A bringer of new things; and vile it were For some three suns to store and hoard myself, And this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
Page 86 - To the end the body of the commons may be preserved of honest and good men, it was ordered and agreed, that, for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same.
Page 351 - For that it would professedly transgress the limits of our charter, which provide we shall make no laws repugnant to the laws of England, and that we were assured we must do. But to raise up laws by practice and custom had been no transgression...
Page 347 - Company, and their successors for ever, to be holden of us, our heirs and successors, as of our manor of East Greenwich, in our County of Kent, in free and common soccage...
Page 346 - Company (no date or pub ijsher's name) : ' to be holden of us, our heirs and successors as of the manor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent...
Page 499 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Page 356 - ... without any opening, and soldered fast round his neck, so loose as to form no impediment to his breathing, yet so tight as to be incapable of being removed, excepting by the use of the file. On this singular gorget was engraved in Saxon characters, an inscription of the following purport:—" Gurth, the son of Beowulph, is the born thrall of Cedric of Rotherwood.
Page 354 - They are the root of a noble plant, the free socage tenants, or English yeomanry, whose independence has stamped with peculiar features both our constitution and our national character.
Page 266 - The Trades-man's Jewel : or A safe, easie, speedy and " effectual Means, for the incredible advancement of Trade, • And Multiplication of Riches...
Page 353 - I am surprised that ancient and modern jurists have not attributed to this law a greater influence on human affairs.* It is true that these laws belong to civil affairs : but they ought nevertheless to be placed at the head of all political institutions ; for, while political laws are only the symbol of a nation's condition, they exercise an incredible influence upon its social state.

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