The Antiquities of England and Wales, Volume 1

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Hooper & Wigstead, N0: 212, Hight-Holborn, facing Southhampton Street, Bloombsury-Square., 1784 - England
 

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Page 105 - Yea, what may bring our realm to more shame and rebuke than to have it noised abroad, that we are despisers of learning. I shall judge this to be true, and utter it with heaviness, that neither the Britons, under the Romans and Saxons, nor yet the English people, under the Danes and Normans, had ever such damage of their learned monuments, as we have seen in our time. Our posterity may well curse this wicked fael: of our age : this unreasonable spoil of England's most noble antiquities.
Page 105 - I know (says he) a merchantman (which shall at this time be nameless) that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price: a shame it is to be spoken!
Page 171 - ... old tower was thrown down by the miners, where, with great danger, they possessed themselves of the inner ballia, through a chink; at the fourth assault, the miners set fire to the tower, so that the smoke burst out, and the tower itself was cloven to that degree, as to show visibly some broad chinks ; whereupon the enemy surrendered.
Page 200 - presently deposit your hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the days of your life. I have been your physician to cure you of your squeasy stomach ; and here, as I deserve, I demand my fee for the same.
Page 62 - It shall not be lawful from henceforth to any to give his lands to any religious house, and to take the same land again to hold of the same house. Nor shall it be lawful to any house of religion to take the lands of any, and to lease the same to him of whom he received it. If any from henceforth so give his lands to any religious house, and thereupon be convict, the gift shall be utterly void, and the land shall accrue to the lord of the fee.
Page 105 - A number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots, and some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers, but at times whole ships full.
Page 78 - Their habit was a long black cassock, with a white rochet over it ; and over that a black cloak and hood.
Page 114 - Italians (among which were yet some Greek refugees) and with them French, Germans, and Flemings, joined into a fraternity of architects: procuring papal bulls for their encouragement, and particular privileges : they stiled them»elves Free-masons, and ranged from one nation to another, as they found churches to be built...
Page 200 - Tower, kept close prisoner, fed for a short time on bread and water; yet not so empty his body of food, as his mind was filled with fears, creating many suspicions to himself, when and how he had incurred the King's displeasure. At last a...
Page 62 - ... the king is the ultimate lord of every fee, he ought not, unless by his own consent, to lose his privilege of escheats and other feudal profits, by the vesting of lands in tenants that can never be attainted or die. And such licenses of mortmain seem to have...

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