The Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, &c, Volume 2

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Whittaker, Treacher, Arnot, & Company, 1834 - Channel Islands
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Page 259 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 262 - Know ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant unto...
Page 269 - Bay may be encouraged to undertake and effectually to prosecute the said design of our more especial grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, we have given, granted, and confirmed, and by these presents for us, our heirs and successors, do give, grant, and confirm unto the said...
Page 194 - ... station upon its edge so that the margin passes between her legs. With her strong mandibles she cuts without intermission in a curve line so as to detach a triangular portion. When this hangs by the last fibre, lest its weight should carry her to the ground, she balances her little wings for flight, and the very moment it parts from the leaf flies off with it in triumph; the detached portion remaining bent between her legs in a direction perpendicular to her body. Thus without rule or...
Page 232 - French received them at their landing ; and searching every of them so narrowly as they could not hide a penknife, gave them leave to draw their coffin up the rocks with great difficulty : some part of the French took the Flemish boat, and rowed aboard their ship, to fetch the commodities promised, and what else they pleased ; but being entered, they were taken and bound. The Flemings on the land, when they had carried their coffin into the chapel, shut the door to them ; and taking their weapons...
Page 193 - ... over the other, is kept on the outside, and that which has been cut within. The little animal now forms a third coating of similar materials, the middle of which, as the most skilful workman would do in similar circumstances, she places over the margins of those that form the first tube, thus covering and strengthening the junctures. Repeating the same process, she gives a fourth and sometimes a fifth coating to her nest, taking care, at the closed end or narrow extremity of the cell, to bend...
Page 192 - King; but we are indebted for the most complete account of their procedure* to Reaumur. The mother bee first excavates a cylindrical hole eight or ten. inches long, in a horizontal direction, either in the ground or in the trunk of a rotten willow-tree, or occasionally in other decaying wood. This cavity she fills with six or seven cells wholly composed of portions of leaf, of the shape of a thimble, the convex end of one closely fitting into the open end of another.
Page 272 - ... in any wise notwithstanding. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 23d day. of May, in the seventh year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the * * * * Per ipsum Regem.
Page 272 - ... express mention of the true yearly value, or of the certainty of the premises or any of them, or of other gifts or grants, by us or by any of our progenitors...
Page 133 - England, when he seemed to he abandoned by it, that he chose rather to suffer those places of great importance to fall into Cromwell's power, than to deposit them, upon any conditions, into French hands; which, he knew, would never restore them to the just owner, what obligations soever they entered into.

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