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Page 436 - Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him : and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her; then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house. And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
Page 436 - Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor: and this was a testimony in Israel.
Page 309 - Turberville drew his sword, and took it by the blade in his left hand, and gave it to Morgan, and with his right hand embraced the daughter ; and after settling every matter to the liking of both sides, he went with her to church and married her, and so came to the Lordship by true right of possession, and being so counselled by Morgan, kept in his castle two thousand of the best of his Welsh soldiers.
Page 677 - Iceland at the end of the twelfth and beginning of the thirteenth century...
Page 342 - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
Page 617 - ... worthy some consideration; they had chosen him out of the list for his quality, conceiving him to be an English gentleman, and preferred him for being a knight, that they might sacrifice three of that rank.
Page 433 - ... inviolable, and to deliver up the succession peaceably to his Tanist, and then hath a wand delivered unto him by some whose proper office that is...
Page 553 - ... otherwise than while the sun shall be visible in the sky; or as otherwise expressed : — " A chair and gorsedd of the British bards shall be held conspicuously, in the face of the sun, in the eye of light, and under the expansive freedom of the sky, that all may see and hear."1 " It is an institutional usage to form a conventional circle of stones (cylch cynghrair2) on the summit of some conspicuous ground...