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Page 135 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Page 327 - ... delinquents in England who have not yet compounded), shall be vested in the Lord Protector, to hold, to him and his successors, Lords Protectors of these nations, and shall not be alienated but by consent in Parliament. And all debts, fines, issues, amercements, penalties and profits, certain and casual, due to the Keepers of the liberties of England by authority of Parliament...
Page 84 - Edward the First for six years, towards defraying the expense of an expedition to the Holy Land; and that they might be collected to their full value, a taxation by the King's precept was begun in that year...
Page 288 - The sorts of timber which are yet distinguishable are birch, fir, and oak. The soil to which the trees are fixed, and in which they grew, is a soft greasy clay, but for many inches above that, the soil is composed of decayed leaves and other vegetable matter. The water on the outside of the banks, which the forest has formed, deepens very suddenly. The whole appearance of the vegetable soil which is found here, so perfectly agrees with that No.
Page 55 - ... come let us fall on, I never prospered better than when I fought against the enemy three or four to one.' Also that courageous Cromwell, whose horse in the first assault was killed under him, and when he was mounted on another horse, was again knocked down, yet, by God's mercy, escaped without any wound.
Page 62 - Princes and Earls of the Danes with their followers, who had been out in search of plunder, came to the assistance of their countrymen ; by the report of which many of the English were so dismayed that they took to flight; those however who had resolution to face the enemy in the morning, went to prayers, and were marshalled for battle.
Page 286 - There is not the least portion of ground that lies waste and void there ; here you shall find the earth rising somewhere for apple trees ; there you shall have a field set with vines, which either creep upon the ground or mount on high upon poles to support them.
Page 1 - Saxons buried their men of eminence under piles of earth, " which admitting (says he) neither ornament, epitaph, nor inscription, may, if earthquakes spare them, outlast other monuments : obelisks have their term, and pyramids will tumble ; but these mountainous monuments may stand, and are like to have the same period with the earth.
Page 75 - Pope Julius, seeing the strangeness of the dishes, commanded by and by his cardinal to take the assay ; who, in tasting thereof, liked it so well, and so likewise the pope after him, that, knowing of them what their suits were, and requiring them to make known the making of that meat, he, incontinent, without any more ado, stamped both their pardons, as well the greater as the lesser.
Page 104 - Staple established at these different places, it was directed that wool, &c., should be brought and weighed by the standard ; and every sack of wool so weighed to be sealed under the seal of the Mayor of the Staple; it was then to be forwarded to the following ports, viz., from York to Hull, from Lincoln to Boston, from Norwich to Yarmouth, from Westminster to London, from Canterbury to Sandwich, and from Winchester to Southampton; and there the wool was again to be weighed by the customers assigned...

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