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Page lvii - In a country which has neither foreign commerce, nor any of the finer manufactures, a great proprietor, having nothing for which he can exchange the greater part of the produce of his lands which is over and above the maintenance of the cultivators, consumes the whole in rustick hospitality at home. If this surplus produce is sufficient to maintain a hundred or a thousand men, he can make use of it in no other way than by maintaining a hundred or a thousand men.
Page xlv - Tenants of that Name refused to pay the Rent to the new Landlord, or to acknowledge him as such. This Refusal put him upon the Means to eject them by Law ; whereupon the Tenants came to a Resolution to put an End to his Suit and new Settlement in the Manner following : — Five or six of them, young Fellows, the Sons of Gentlemen, entered the Door of his Hut, and, in fawning Words, told him they were sorry any Dispute had happened ; that they were then resolved to acknowledge him as their immediate...
Page lviii - ... consumes the whole in rustic hospitality at home. If this surplus produce is sufficient to maintain a hundred or a thousand men, he can make use of it in no other way than by maintaining a hundred or a thousand men. He is at all times, therefore, surrounded with a multitude of retainers and dependants, who having no equivalent to give in return for their maintenance, but being fed entirely by his bounty, must obey him, for the same reason that soldiers must obey the prince who pays them.
Page xxxvi - ... hesitate to transmit to Arran a similar bond or agreement, conceived in equally solemn terms, by which they stipulated for " themselves and all others their complices and partakers, to remain true, faithful, and obedient servants to their sovereign lady and her authority, to assist the lord governor for defence of the realm against their old enemies of England, to support the liberties of holy church, and to maintain the true Christian...
Page 41 - ... spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum libere quiete plenarie integre honorifice bene et in pace Sine...
Page xxxvi - ... well as for aid to enable them to resist the warlike measures of Henry. On the death of this sovereign, his aggressive views were adopted by the Government of his son, Edward VI., and a considerable force, under the Protector Somerset, invaded Scotland in the summer of 1547, and defeated the Scotch army, led by Arran, on the field of Pinkie in the following September. The condition of the country after this disaster was deplorable, and more especially when we consider that the greater part of...
Page 29 - ... sine dilatione et hoc nullo modo omittatis . Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et...
Page lviii - ... maintenance, but being fed entirely by his bounty, must obey him, for the same reason that soldiers must obey the prince who pays them. Before the extension of commerce and manufactures in Europe, the hospitality of the rich and the great, from the sovereign down to the smallest baron, exceeded every thing which in the present times we can easily form a notion of.
Page xxv - DILIGENCE. Thou art the daftest fuill, that ever I saw ; Trows thou, man, be the law, to get remeid Of men of Kirk ! Na, nocht till thou be deid.
Page lxvii - Finaly quhen thay ar cumyn to the just mesure and quantite of geis, thay fle in the aire, as othir fowlis dois, as was notably provyn in the yeir of god ane thousand iiii hundred Ixxxx in sicht of mony pepyll besyde the castell of Petslego, ane gret tre was brocht be alluvion and flux of the see to land.