Questions and Notes on the Constitutional History of England: For the Use of Advanced Students and Postgraduates in the Historical Seminary

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Sheehan, 1879 - Constitutional history - 35 pages
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Page 1 - THE History of Institutions cannot be mastered, — can scarcely be approached, — without an effort. It affords little of the romantic incident or of the picturesque grouping which constitute the charm of History in general, and holds out small temptation to the mind that requires to be tempted to the study of Truth. But it has a deep value and an abiding interest to those who have courage to work upon it.
Page 31 - Silence, ye wolves ! while Ralph to Cynthia howls And makes night hideous — Answer him, ye owls ! " Sense, speech, and measure, living tongues and dead, Let all give way, and Morris may be read.
Page 1 - But it has a deep value and an abiding interest to those who have the courage to work upon it. It presents, in every branch, a regularly developed series of causes and consequences, and abounds in examples of that continuity of life the...
Page 29 - To Sir W. Batten's to dinner, he having a couple of servants married to-day ; and so there was a great number of merchants, and others of good quality, on purpose after dinner to make an offering, which, when dinner was done, we did, and I did give ten shillings and no more, though I believe most of the rest did give more, and did believe that I did so too.
Page 31 - A Letter to the Editor of the Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism, the Idea of a Patriot King...
Page 21 - And so he was buried in the Tower. No stone marks the spot where he lies, but as long as freedom continues in England he will not be without a monument.
Page 24 - Book ; the mournfullest torpedo rubbish-heap, of jewels buried under sordid wreck and dust and dead ashes, one jewel to the wagon-load; — and let the reader try to make a visual scene of it as he can. Here, we say, is an old Letter, which ' old Mr. Chamberlain of the Court of Wards...
Page 34 - Commands" (Paul Elder & Co.), by Agnes Greene Foster. Prof. Harald Höffding, of Copenhagen, who, according to Prof. William James, is " one of the wisest as well as one of the most learned of living philosophers," has summed up his philosophical views in a little volume, under the title "The Problems of Philosophy.
Page 15 - These letters, passing between the members of a family of some note, are probably the best account now extant of social life in England during the latter half of the fifteenth century. . . . The great value of the collection is in the fact that the letters...
Page 27 - a man most sincere in his religion and singularly devoted to the cause of good morals.

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