Ten Thousand Wonderful Things: Comprising Whatever is Marvellous and Rare, Curious, Eccentric and Extraordinary in All Ages and Nations
Edmund Fillingham King
G. Routledge, 1894 - Curiosities and wonders - 684 pages
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Page 190 - MY loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery. But I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and goodwill of my subjects...
Page 318 - ... restores him to health; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride; at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.
Page 319 - His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble ; and he is then gathered to his fathers — to be taxed no more.
Page 307 - ... for the first square, two for the second, four for the third, and so on to sixty-four. This the king readily granted ; but when the amount was reckoned up, he had not wheat enough in his whole kingdom to pay it.
Page 438 - ... constant use twice a day all the year round, for he never failed to eat oysters before dinner and supper through all seasons : the neighbouring town of Poole supplied him with them.
Page 43 - And graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought; and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dispersed ; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Page 366 - I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
Page 468 - ... turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff", and the cummin with a rod.
Page 318 - Taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health ; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal ; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride.