Henry VIII and the English Monasteries: An Attempt to Illustrate the History of Their Suppression, Part 2

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Page 516 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Page 422 - ... parlours were hung with altar-cloths ; their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlids ; and many made carousing cups of the sacred chalices, as once Belshazzar celebrated his drunken feast in the sanctified vessels of the Temple. It was a sorry house, and not worth the naming, which had not somewhat of this furniture in it, though it were only a fair large cushion made of a cope or altar-cloth, to adorn their windows, or make their chairs appear to have somewhat in...
Page 68 - How presumptuous then are ye, the rude commons of one shire, and that one of the most brute and beastly of the whole realm...
Page 446 - Yet it is certain, that, in this age, small merits of courtiers met with a prodigious recompence for their service. Not only all the cooks, but the meanest turn-broach in the king's kitchen, did lick his fingers.
Page 492 - We will not receive the new service, because it is but like a Christmas game; but we will have our old service of matins, mass, even-song, and procession in Latin, as it was before. And so we the Cornish men, whereof certain of us understand no English, utterly refuse this new English.
Page 54 - Masters, there is a statute made whereby all persons be restrained to make their will upon their lands; for now the eldest son must have all his father's lands; and no person, to the payment of his debts, neither to the advancement of his daughters' marriages, can do nothing with their lands, nor cannot give to his youngest son any lands.
Page 517 - Competition, in fact, has only become in any considerable degree the governing principle of contracts, at a comparatively modern period. The farther we look back into history, the more we see all transactions and engagements under the influence of fixed customs. The reason is evident. Custom is the most powerful protector of the weak against the strong ; their sole protector where there are no laws or government adequate to the purpose.
Page 172 - March ne^t, because the days are now so very short ; and from such time as I begin I trust shortly to dispatch it after such fashion, that when all is finished, I trust your lordship hath appointed me to do : and thus the Holy Ghost ever preserve your lordship in honour. At York, this 14th day of November, 1558, by Your lordship's most bounden headman, Richard Bellyeys.
Page 318 - Visitors caused to be brought into their presence: and when they had so done, turned the Abbot with all his convent and household forth of the doors. Which thing was not a little grief to the Convent, and all the Servants of the House departing one from another, and especially such as with their conscience could not break their profession: for it would have made...
Page 348 - Thomas Moyle. Item. To see that the evidence be well sorted and. the indictments well drawn against the said abbots and their accom* According to Wriothesley's " Chronicle " they were arraigned in the "Counter.

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