The Saxons in England: A History of the English Commonwealth Till the Period of the Norman Conquest, Volume 2

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B. Quaritch, 1876 - Anglo-Saxons - 562 pages

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Page 468 - Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles...
Page 350 - Rome," which had reached, about the close of the sixth century, the lowest period of her depression. By the removal of the seat of empire, and the successive loss of the provinces, the sources of public and private opulence were exhausted : the lofty tree, under whose shade the nations of the earth had reposed, was deprived of its leaves and branches, and the sapless trunk was left to wither on the ground.
Page 168 - This year king Bertric took to wife Eadburga, king Offa's daughter ; and in his days first came three ships of Northmen, out of Hasretha-land [Denmark]. And then the reve* rode to the place, and would have driven them to the king's town, because he knew not who they were : and they there slew him. These were the first ships of Danishmen which sought the land of the English nation.
Page 351 - A society in which marriage is encouraged and industry prevails soon repairs the accidental losses of pestilence and war; but as the far greater part of the Romans was condemned to hopeless indigence and celibacy, the depopulation was constant and visible, and the gloomy enthusiasts might expect the approaching failure of the human race.
Page 240 - Christo consecrarentur. Et annuente Paulino, fecit, ut dixerat. Habito enim cum sapientibus consilio sciscitabatur singillatim ab omnibus, qualis sibi doctrina haec eatenus inaudita et nouus diuinitatis, qui praedicabatur , cultus uideretur.
Page 522 - And also send on both sides to the reeves and desire from them aid of so many men as may seem to us adequate for so great a suit that there may be the more fear in those culpable men for our assemblage and that we all ride thereto and avenge our wrong and slay the thief and those who fight and stand with him unless they be willing to depart from him.
Page 227 - The Witan possessed the power of adjudging the lands of offenders and intestates to be forfeit to the King. xii. Lastly, the Witan acted as a Supreme Court of Justice, both in civil and criminal causes.
Page 524 - ... except those which were there before done away with ; which was Sunday marketing, and that with full and true witness any one might buy out of port.
Page 525 - Theodred that it seemed to him too cruel that so young a man should be killed and besides for so little as he has learned has somewhere been done. He then said that it seemed to him and to those who counselled with him that no younger person should be slain than xv years, except he should make resistance or flee and would not surrender himself; that then he should be slain as well for more as for less whichever it might be. But if he be willing to surrender himself let him be put into prison as it...
Page 198 - Winchester in 934, which was attended by the king, four Welsh princes, two archbishops, seventeen bishops, four abbots, twelve dukes, and fifty-two thegns, making a total of ninety-two persons, is described as being executed " tota populi generalitate."— Kemble, Saxons, ii.

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