The Antiquities of Hastings and the Battlefield

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Karl Burg, 1867 - Hastings (England) - 120 pages
 

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Page 14 - Before these fields were shorn and tilled, Full to the brim our rivers flowed, The melody of waters filled The fresh and boundless wood. And torrents dashed and rivulets played, And fountains spouted in the shade. Those grateful sounds are heard no more, The springs
Page 96 - In the plain was a fosse, which the Normans had now behind them, having passed it in the fight without regarding it. But the English charged and drove the Normans before them till they made them fall back upon this fosse, overthrowing into it horses and men. Many were to be seen falling therein, rolling one over the other, with their faces
Page 97 - with them, died there. At no time during the day's battle did so many Normans die as perished in that fosse. So those said who saw the dead. The varlets who were set to guard the
Page 60 - the entrance of our enemies and rebels may soonest appear, is by the flux and reflux of the sea, and by conflagrations there often committed by such our enemies, not only of lands and tenements, but also of the inhabitants, there so reduced to waste, destruction, and poverty, that the said town, or the barons and
Page 98 - caused either by a natural chasm of the earth, or by some convulsion of the elements. It was of considerable extent, and being overgrown with bushes or brambles, was not very easily seen, and great numbers of men
Page 84 - What earthly name to interrogatories Can task the free breath of a sacred king?
Page 97 - began to abandon it as they saw the loss of the Frenchmen, when thrown back upon the fosse without power to recover themselves.
Page 49 - vessels, great and small, the English commander put to sea on St. Bartholomew's day; and encountered them, and " by tilting at them with the iron beaks of their galleys, sunk several of the transports with all on board.
Page 23 - When Arviragus threw off the Roman yoke, it is likely he fortified those places which were most convenient for their invasion -viz.,
Page 14 - silent in the sun, The rivers by the blackened shore, With lessening current run.

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