The Paston Letters: 1422-1509 A.D.

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James Gairdner
E. Arber, 1872 - Great Britain

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Page cxxii - *Right trusty and well beloved, we greet you heartily well; and forasmuch as it is thought right necessary for diverse causes, that My Lord have at this time in the Parliament such persons as belong unto him, and be of his menial servants...
Page cxvii - Edward ; and then he held up his hands, and thanked God thereof. And he said he never knew him till that time ; nor wist...
Page 372 - The writer concluded this portion of his letter with the pithy observation that "the Quene is a grete and strong labourid woman, for she spareth noo peyne to sue hire thinges to an intent and conclusion to hir...
Page 383 - Si autem te non audierit, adhibe tecum adhuc unum, vel duos, ut in ore duorum, vel trium testium, stet omne verbum. Quod si non audierit eos, die Ecclesiae: si autem Ecclesiam non audierit, sit tibi sicut ethnicus et publicanus.
Page xxi - Clement yede (ie went) at one plough both winter and summer, and he rode to mill on the bare horseback with his corn under him and brought home meal again under him, and also drove his cart with divers corns to Wynterton to sell, as a good husband [man] ought to do.
Page xxix - If I might have had my will, I should have seen you ere this time ; I would ye were at home, if it were your ease, and your sore might be as well looked to here as it is there (where) ye be now, lever (rather) than a new gown though it were of scarlet.
Page lxiii - Owing to the influence of the Duke of York, a new Parliament was summoned to meet in November, and John Paston was urged by some friends to get himself returned as a member. But it was still more strongly recommended that the Earl of Oxford should meet the duke, apparently with the view of arranging the list of candidates— a responsibility which the earl, for his part, seems to have declined.
Page 383 - Si autem peccaverit in te frater tuus, vade et corripe eum inter te et ipsum solum; si te audierit, lucratus eris fratrem tuum.
Page lxxxvii - Paston's wife,2 and he acknowledges Paston himself as his cousin in his will. From the general tenor of most of his letters we should certainly no more suspect him of being the old soldier that he actually was than of being Shakespeare's fat, disorderly knight. Every sentence in them refers to lawsuits and title-deeds, extortions and injuries received from others, forged processes affecting property, writs of one kind or another to be issued against his adversaries, libels uttered against himself,...
Page 429 - I beseke you, gode moder, as our most synguler trost is yn your gode moderhode, that my maistr, my best beloved, fayle not of the C. marc at the begynnyng of this terme, the which ye promysed hym to his mariage, with the remanent of the money of faders wille ; for I have promytted faithfully to a gentilman, called Bain, that was oon of my best beloved suertees, and was bounde for hym in...

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