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Page 708 - The king then dictated a letter to Lanfranc, setting forth his wishes with regard to the kingdom. He sealed it and gave it to his son William, and bade him, with his last blessing and his last kiss, to cross at once into England. William Rufus straightway set forth for Witsand, and there heard of his father's death. Meanwhile Henry, too, left his father's bedside to take for himself the money that was left to him, to see that nothing was lacking in its weight, to call together his comrades on whom...
Page 508 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Page 691 - ... from the shire. Also he had a record made of how much land his archbishops had, and his bishops and his abbots and his earls...
Page 691 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 433 - Legatus tuus, religiose pater, ad me veniens ex tua parte, me admonuit, ut tibi et successoribus tuis fidelitatem facerem, et de pecunia quam antecessores mei ad Romanam ecclesiam mittere solebant melius cogitarem. Unum admisi, alterum non admisi ; fidelitatem facere nolui, nee volo, quia nee ego promisi nee antecessores meos antecessoribus tuis id fecisse comperio.
Page 396 - God, craving his mildness,2 for that they could get no mildness from men. What may we say, but that they shot sorely, and that others brake down the doors there, and went in, and slew some of the monks to death, and many wounded therein, so that the blood came from the altar upon the grees and from the grees upon the floor.3 Three were slain to death and eighteen were wounded.
Page 619 - King let it to that man's hands that bade most of all ; and he recked not how very sinfully the reeves got it of poor men, nor how many unlaws they -did. And as man spake more of right law, so man did more unlaw. They reared up unright tolls, and many other unright things they did that are hard to reckon.
Page 708 - ... whom he could trust, and to take measures for stowing the treasure in a place of safety. And now those who stood around the dying king began to implore his mercy for the captives whom he held in prison. He granted the prayer. . . . The last earthly acts of the Conqueror were now done. He had striven to...
Page 711 - The great men mounted their horses and rode with all speed to their own homes, to guard their houses and goods against the outburst of lawlessness which was sure to break forth now that the land had no longer a ruler. Their servants and followers, seeing their lords gone, and deeming that there was no longer any fear of punishment, began to make spoil of the royal chamber. Weapons, clothes, vessels, the royal...