Seventeen Lectures on the Study of Mediaeval and Modern History and Kindred Subjects: Delivered at Oxford, Under Statutory Obligation in the Years 1867-1884; with Two Addresses Given at Oxford and Reading

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Clarendon Press, 1900 - Armenia - 492 pages
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Page 256 - It is the land that freemen till, That sober-suited Freedom chose. The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will ; A land of settled government, A land of just and old renown, Where Freedom broadens slowly down From precedent to precedent...
Page 122 - ... the value of a thing is just as much as it will bring...
Page 237 - And I said, This is my infirmity : but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
Page 10 - The study of Modern History is, next to Theology itself, and only next in so far as Theology rests on a divine revelation, the most thoroughly religious training that the mind can receive.
Page 147 - Pardon me for not writing. I have been on the Mount of Jove ; on the one hand looking up to the heavens of the mountains, on the other shuddering at the hell of the valleys, feeling myself so much nearer heaven that I was more sure that my prayer would be heard. ' Lord,' I said, ' restore me to my brethren, that I may tell them that they come not into this place of torment.
Page 354 - Joyce * of this extremely vivid and learned, if controversial, contribution of Wake. In the nineteenth century the discussion assumed a broader aspect, as to whether the whole body of Canon Law had merely been of great authority in England or of binding force, Stubbs declaring that ' in England neither the Civil Law nor the Canon Law was ever received as authoritative, except educationally...
Page 180 - The Crusades are not, in my mind, either the popular delusions that our cheap literature has determined them to be, nor papal conspiracies against kings and peoples, as they appear to Protestant controversialists ; nor the savage outbreak of expiring barbarism, thirsting for blood and plunder, nor volcanic explosions of religious intolerance.
Page 356 - Praemunire and Provisors was come, and no wholesale importation of foreign law was possible. Not to multiply details, I will summarily state that in the reign of Henry v. William Lyndwood, the Dean of the Arches, collected, arranged, and annotated the accepted Constitutions of the Church of England in his Provinciale, which, with the collections of John of Ayton generally found in the same volume, became the authoritative canon law of the realm.
Page 283 - you are now entered into the service of a most noble, wise, and liberal prince ; if you will follow my poor advice, you shall, in your counsel-giving to his grace, ever tell him what he ought to do, but never what he is able to do. So shall you show yourself a true faithful servant, and a right wise and worthy counsellor. For if a lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.
Page 349 - The first result perhaps of these novelties, so far as English law is concerned, was the improvement in legal education. Although Bologna and Pavia could not be suffered to come to England, England might go to Bologna ; and a stream of young archdeacons, at the age at which in England a boy is articled to an attorney, poured forth to the Italian law schools.

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