What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Admiral Agamemnon ancient animal desire arms army blood body BRITANNIC MAGAZINE British Cæsar called Capt Captain carried castle character China Chinese chivalry Clairfayt combats commanded commerce cure danger death desend Ditto Duke of York Dumourier effects elegant emperor empire enemy escuage esteem FAMARS fame France French frigate gladiators guns Hence heroic HISTORY WARS honour human inhabitants Jago Julius Cæsar king kingdom knight-service knight's fee knighthood knights of tenure ladies likewise lise long beard lords manners medicine ment military nations natural occasion Ossicers person Pompey's pillar possessed Prince Prince of Orange principal priva privateer prize quantity racter received Roman royal highness Russia Russian Rynsault savages scutages Scythia seet semale sent serjeanty ship siege sine sire sirst society Solar Tincture surnishes table spoonsul Tacitus taken tenants tion troops usesul valour vessels warm warrior WARS of ENGLAND whiskers whole will-ho woman women wounded
Page iii - The most of them, therefore, are obliged to continue in the flat parts of the country till they recover, making holes in the earth, which they cover at the mouth with leaves and dirt, so that no air may enter.
Page 28 - Smith very feelingly complains, " when he came to his own, after he was out of wardship, his woods decayed, houses fallen down, stock wasted and gone, lands let forth and ploughed to be barren...
Page 16 - ... and is therefore entitled to our gratitude, though the point of honour, and the refinements in gallantry, its more doubtful...
Page 28 - Instead of forming a national militia composed of barons, knights, and gentlemen, bound by their interest, their honour, and their oaths, to defend their king and country, the whole of this system of tenures now tended to nothing else, but a wretched means of raising money to pay an army of occasional mercenaries.
Page 29 - And that all fines for alienations, tenures by homage, knightservice, and escuage, and also aids for marrying the daughter or knighting the son, and all tenures of the king in capite, be likewise taken away.
Page 29 - Add to this, the untimely and expensive honour of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid. And when by these deductions his fortune was so shattered and ruined, that perhaps he was obliged to sell his patrimony, he had not even that poor privilege allowed him, without paying an exorbitant fine for a licence of alienation.
Page xiv - Though mine the sweat and danger of the day. Some trivial present to my ships I bear, Or barren praises pay the wounds of war.
Page iii - ... and then leave the weapon where they inflicted the wound. They even try to intimidate their enemies ; for they often clatter their nippers together, as if it were to threaten thofe that come to difturb them.