Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Volume 1

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Constable, 1830 - Scotland
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Page 80 - that he had been invited to York to marry the princess of England, not to treat of affairs of state : and that he could not take a step so important without the knowledge and approbation of his parliament.
Page 147 - ... before, open on both sides, with a square collar, winged at the shoulders ; a stately garment, of old time commonly worne of noblemen and others, both at home and abroad in the wars ; but then (to wit, in the...
Page 147 - Amongst the which, the most ancient • is the Tabard, so called of the sign, which, as we now term it, is of a jacket, or sleeveless coat, whole before, open on both sides, with a square collar, winged at the shoulders ; a stately garment of old time, commonly worn of noblemen...
Page 41 - ... from the sea to the city ; but let them seek for fish in their own ships, and permit foreigners to bring it, and to sell when they are come in their own ships. Because by such partnership they who are of the city, and have known the state of the city, and the defect of victuals, will hold the fish at a greater dearness than foreigners who shall not have known it. And also that...
Page 269 - When his pride or his patriotism had provoked the displeasure of his sovereign, he met the storm with firmness, and had the fortune or the address to emerge from disgrace and difficulty with added rank and influence. His high birth gave him a natural claim to power, and he possessed every popular and splendid quality which could command obedience or excite admiration. His courage and constancy were shown in the service of his sovereign.
Page 124 - Except old saws do feign, And wizards' wits be blind, The Scots in place must reign, Where they this stone shall find," another being — " Consider, Scot, where'er you find this stone, If fates fail not, there fixed must be your throne.
Page 274 - Pontchardon that was afore deid, on a wythe horse ; and the said Hugh loked earnestly on the Busshop, and the Busshop said unto him, ' Hughe, what makethe thee here?' and he spake never word, but lifte up his cloke, and then he shewed Sir Anton his ribbes set with bones, and nothing more ; and none...
Page 115 - Et sunt ibidem divers' reddit' servic' & custum', &c." ' The usage of ecclesiastical banners was very common at public white velvet, half a yard square every way, and a cross of silver velvet over it, and within the said white velvet was the holy relique wherewith St. Cuthbert covered the chalice when he said mass, and the residue of the banner-cloth was of crimson velvet, embroidered all over with gold and green silk most sumptuously. It was not carried out but on his anniversary, and some other...
Page 124 - Walter the painter, for a step to ihe foot of the New Chair, in which the Stone of Scotland was placed, near the altar, before the shrine of St Edward, in Westminster Abbey, and to the carpenters and painters painting the said step ; and the gold and colours to paint it with ; and making a case to cover the said chair, LI : 19:7.
Page 153 - OF hall, she arose from her seat, and advanced to meet him so easily and gracefully, that he doubted of her being wholly blind. At his desire she embraced and kissed him. Her attendant assured him that she was wholly blind ; but that, from long custom, she had acquired these easy movements.

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