The History of Cheshire: Containing King's Vale-royal Entire, Volume 1

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J. Poole, 1778 - Cheshire (England) - 994 pages

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Page x - During these military enterprises, he neglected not the arts of peace. He introduced laws and civility among the Britons, taught them to desire and 'raise all the conveniences of life, reconciled them to the Roman language and manners, instructed them in letters and science, and employed every expedient to render those chains, which he had forged, both easy and agreeable to them.
Page ix - Boadicea herself, rather than fall into the hands of the enraged victor, put an end to her own life by poison.
Page viii - Druids, he resolved to attack it, and to subject a place which was the centre of their superstition, and which afforded protection to all their baffled forces. The Britons endeavoured to obstruct his landing on this sacred island, both by the force of their arms and the terrors of their religion.
Page xxxiv - Deiri ! (replied he) that is good ! They are called to the mercy of God from his anger (de ira). But what is the name of the king of that province ?" He was told it was JElla or Alia. " Alleluia ! (cried he) We must endeavour that the praises of God be sung in their country.
Page 18 - And furthermore, the King willeth, that the faid befeechers, their fucceflbrs and heirs, have and enjoy all their liberties, freedoms, and franchifes, as freely and entirely as ever they, their predeceffors or anceftors in his time, or in time of his progenitors, had and enjoyed it.
Page lxxxvi - With regard to the manners of the Anglo-Saxons, we can say little, but that they were in general a rude, uncultivated people, ignorant of letters, unskilled in the mechanical arts, untamed to submission under law and government, addicted to intemperance, riot, and disorder.
Page 16 - ... to hold pleas, as well of the crown, as of common pleas. And by authority of which parliament, to make or to admit laws within the fame, fuch as...
Page xxvi - Angles, the counties of Cambridge, Suffolk, and Norfolk; Mercia was extended over all the middle counties, from the banks of the Severn to the frontiers of these two kingdoms.
Page 33 - Touching their House-keeping, it is bountiful, and comparable with any other shire in the Realm, and that is to be seen at their Weddings and Burials, but chiefly at their Wakes, which they yearly hold (although it be of late years well laid down).
Page 27 - Physicians nothing so much as in other countries ; for when any of them are sick, they make him a posset, and tye a kerchieff on his head, and if that will not amend him, then God be merciful to him.

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