A New History of England, from the Time that the Phoenicians First Landed in this Island, to the End of the Reign of King George I: Taken from the Best Authors and Manuscripts. By William Blennerhassett, Esq

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Página 33 - We know not (say they) which way to turn us. The barbarians drive us to the sea, and the sea forces us back on the barbarians ; between which we have only the choice of two deaths, either to be swallowed up by the waves, or to be slain by the sword.
Página 122 - Christians, of love and charity, which obliges us to endeavor by all possible means to assist and do them all the good we can ? Other obedience than this to him you call pope we know not of, and this we are always ready to pay. But for a superior, what need have we to go so far as Rome, when we are governed, under God, by the Bishop of Caerleon, who hath authority to take care of our churches and spiritual affairs ?"—History of England, by Rapin, vol.
Página 240 - ... I, Ethelwulph, by the grace of God, King of the West Saxons, &c-, with the advice of the Bishops, Earls, and all other persons of distinction in my dominions, have for the health of my soul, the good of my people, and the prosperity of my kingdom, taken the prudent and serviceable resolution of granting the tenth part of the lands throughout my whole kingdom to the Church and Ministers of Religion, to be enjoyed by them with all the privileges of a Free Tenure, and discharged from all services...
Página 245 - Prieft receiv'd any Injury, the Complaint was to be preferred to the Synod -, who were to treat the Cafe as if the Injury had actually been done to the whole Body of the Clergy, and take Care that Satisfaction be made at the Difcretionof the Bifhop of the Diocefe.
Página 295 - It is said by Rapin, that the countess, previous to her riding, commanded all persons to keep within doors, and from their windows, on pain of death ; but, notwithstanding this severe penalty, there was one person who could not forbear giving a look, out of curiosity ; but it cost him his life.
Página 295 - Ti$ related of this Lady, that, in order to free the Inhabitants of Coventry from a heavy Tax laid on them by her Hufband, me readily contented to perform a very extraordinary Act.
Página lxvii - Houfes ; and have a Power of Life and Death over their Wives, Children, and Slaves.
Página 117 - ... another for the clergy; a third for the poor; and a fourth for the reparation of Churches.
Página 331 - ... two precautions which were equally insupportable to them. The first was to take away their arms, the second to forbid them any lights in their houses after eight o'clock, at which hour a bell was rung to warn them to put out their fire and candle, under the penalty of a great fine for every offence.* Bapin, vol.
Página 409 - This statute was called the Statute of Mortmain ; because it was intended to prevent estates from falling into dead hands; that is, hands of no service to the king or the public, without hopes of ever changing their owners.

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