The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog: And the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, Volume 2

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T. Richards, 1882 - Powys (Wales)
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Page 367 - And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God...
Page 103 - Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows ! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy: The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, VOL.
Page 103 - Take but Degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows ! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy. The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid globe. Strength should be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead : Force should be right ; or, rather, right and wrong (Between whose endless jar justice resides) Should lose their names, and so should justice, too. Then everything includes itself in power :...
Page 251 - Seventy five years, and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say...
Page 331 - Though cold on their mountain the valiant repose, Their lot shall be lovely — renown to the dead! While harps in the hall of the feast shall be strung, While regal Eryri with snow shall be crown'd — So long by the bards shall their battles be sung, And the heart of the hero shall burn at the sound.
Page 91 - From the time of her first occupying this ancient residence, every inmate of the house had been more or less disturbed at night — not usually during the day — by knockings and sounds, as of footsteps, but more especially by voices which could not be accounted for. These last were usually heard in some unoccupied adjoining room ; sometimes as if talking in a loud tone; sometimes as if reading aloud; occasionally, as if screaming.
Page 98 - Which is a strange thing to thy persone : Thy gentillesse cometh fro God alone. Then cometh our veray gentillesse of grace ; It was no thing bequeathed us with our place. " The king may scatter titles and dignities, till lords, like the swarm of dons in Sancho's Island, shall become as troublesome as so many flesh-flies ; but he may not save those among whom he scatters them from rottenness and oblivion."1 The king can give letters of nobility, but he cannot bestow the sentiment which gives it virtue...
Page 92 - ... they spoke to her, and stated that they had been husband and wife, that in former days they had possessed and occupied that manor-house, and that their name was Children. They appeared sad and downcast ; and, when Miss" S inquired the cause of their melancholy, they replied that they had idolized this property of theirs ; that their pride and pleasure had centred in its possession ; that its improvement had engrossed their thoughts ; and that it troubled them to know that it had passed away from...
Page 372 - Aiiglorum." in that year that " the Cymry devastated Mercia, and defeated the Saxons, and spoiled them sorely. On which account OfFa, King of Mercia, made the great dyke called Clawdd OfFa or OfFa's Dyke, to divide Wales from Mercia, which still remains." This dyke extends from the river Wye, along the counties of Hereford and Radnor, to Pwll y Piod, a tavern between Bishop's Castle and Llanfair in Cydewain or Newtown ; from thence through Montgomeryshire, by Llandyssilio and Llan y...
Page 98 - Princes and lords may flourish and may fade, A breath can make them as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied.

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