Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: 1074-1525 (Google eBook)

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Sir Henry Ellis
R. Bentley, 1846 - Great Britain
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Page 107 - ... and transferable, like, the ordinary subjects of property, to the best bidder, and, if not disposed of, was transmissible to the lord's personal representatives. Thus the custody of the infant's person, as well as the care of his estate, might devolve upon the most perfect stranger to the infant. one prompted by every pecuniary motive to abuse the delicate and important trust of education, without any ties of blood or regard to counteract the temptations of interest, or any sufficient authority...
Page 16 - ... tuis fidelitatem facerem, et de pecunia quam antecessores mei ad Romanam Ecclesiam mittere solebant melius cogitarem. Unum admisi, alterum non admisi ; fidelitatem facere nolui nee volo, quia nee ego promisi nee antecessores meos antecessoribus tuis id fecisse comperio.
Page 107 - ... during the wardship, but received them for his own private emolument, subject only to the bare maintenance of the infant. And this guardianship, being deemed more an interest for the profit of the guardian than a trust for the benefit of the ward, was...
Page 107 - AVardes, the custody of their bodies being of bounty graunted to some in reward of service or otherwise, not without your honorable confidence of their good education, yet nevertheless most commonly by such to whom they are committed, or by those to whom such Committees have...
Page xi - Entuned in hire nose ful swetely ; And Frenche she spake ful fayre and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford atte bowe, For Frenche of Paris was to hire unknowe.
Page 42 - ... trafficked, they lost their credit on all sides, and became bankrupts ; and especially the Peruzzi. Yet they avoided complete ruin by their possessions in the city and territory of Florence, and by the great power and rank which they held in the republic. This failure, and the expenses of the state in Lombardy, greatly reduced the wealth and condition of the merchants and traders of Florence, and of the whole community. For the Bardi and Peruzzi had held so large a share of the commerce of Christendom,...
Page 334 - ... ymedyatly after his dynner and repast taken, to the grete dullynge of his wyttes, sprytes, and memory, and no litell hurte of his hed, stomak, and body; and that yt were very necessary in my pore judgement my saide lorde shuld wryte noo thing of his owen hande but in Latten specially to the kyngs highenes and your moste noble grace, to thentent he myght more fermely imprynte in his mynde both wordes and phrases of the Latten tonge, and the soner frame hym to some "good stile in...
Page 339 - ... by his teachers The order of his studie, as the houres lymyted for the Frenche tongue, writinge, plaienge att weapons, castinge of accomptes, pastimes of instruments and suche others hath bene devised and directed by the prudent wisdome of Mr Southwell who w...
Page 107 - And this guardianship, being deemed more an interest for the profit of a guardian than a trust for the benefit of the ward, was saleable and transferable, like the ordinary subjects of property, to the best bidder ; and, if not disposed of, was transmissible to the lord's personal representatives.
Page 119 - ... that old venomous serpent the duchess of Burgoyn, ever being the sower of sedition and beginner of rebellion against the king of England, or else stimulate and pricked with envy, which could not patiently with open eyes see and behold king Henry, being of the adverse line to his lineage, so long to reign in wealth and felicity, in conclusion, with his brother Richard, fled again into Flanders. This sad chance, I think, happened among the great joys and solaces of king Henry, lest that...