History and topography of the City of York, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and a portion of the West Riding: embracing a general review of the early history of Great Britain, and a general history and description of the county of York, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Printed for the publishers by John Green, 1857
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Page 296 - Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 54 - Hereupon, at a public meeting of the country, his majesty declared, " that he was resolved, in regard of the public distempers, and the neighbourhood of Hull, to have a guard for his person ; but of such persons, and with such circumstances, as should administer no occasion of jealousy to the most suspicious ; and wished the gentlemen of quality who attended, to consider and advise of the way...
Page 178 - Druid stones with crosses, in order to change the worship without breaking the prejudice. Timber, with lath and plaster, and thatch for the roofs, constituted the chief materials in the dwellings of the English from an early period till near the close of the fourteenth century, and beginning of the fifteenth, when bricks began to be used in the better sort of houses. The Britons had no bed-rooms, but, according to the custom of the ancient Welsh and Highlanders, slept on the floor on mats, in one...
Page 250 - ... windows. Each tower has four large and eight small pinnacles, and a very beautiful battlement. The whole front is panelled, and the buttresses, which have a very bold projection, are ornamented with various tiers of niche-work, of excellent composition, and most delicate execution. The doors are uncommonly rich, and have the hanging feathered ornament ; the canopy of the great centre door runs up above the sill...
Page 316 - The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £10.
Page 626 - Liv. ing, a discharged vicarage, a peculiar of the dean and chapter of York ; rated at £5 Os.
Page 230 - ... monastic legislators devised the plan of establishing double monasteries. In the vicinity of the edifice, destined to receive the virgins who had dedicated their chastity to God, was erected a building for the residence of a society of monks or canons, whose duty it was to officiate at the altar, and superintend the external economy of the community. The mortified and religious life, to which they had bound themselves by the most solemn engagements, was supposed to render them superior to temptation...
Page 10 - ... the king. To the relative situation, therefore, of the two places in this respect may be attributed the regulation of the amount of the fines in the proportion mentioned. As a further proof that the disparity in the amount of these fines depended more upon some such circumstance as we have alluded to, than on the ability of the parties to discharge them, it may be observed that the people of Hull paid a moiety of their fine immediately, and the remaining part in the following year, while the...
Page 598 - Hoveden, five prebends for ever, and each of them to maintain at his own proper costs, a priest and clerk in holy orders, to administer in the same, in a canonical habit...
Page 220 - Here two young Danish soldiers lye : The one in quarrell chanc'd to die : The other's Head, by their own Law, With Sword was sever'd at one Blow." Above are two swords crossed, and below is the date

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