A History of England, from the First Invasion by the Romans, Tom 2

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Eugene Cummiskey, 1827
 

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Strona 184 - Of the cowards who eat my bread, is there not one who will free me from this turbulent priest?
Strona 49 - ... that was good for aught, might travel over the kingdom with his ' bosom full of gold, . without molestation : and no - man durst slay 'another man, though he had suffered never so micMe evil from the
Strona 76 - If William perished by treason (a supposition not very improbable) it was politic in the assassin to fix the guilt on one, who was no longer in the kingdom. This at least is certain, that no inquiry was made into the cause or the manner of his death: whence...
Strona 167 - After the vehemence with which the recognition of the « customs" was urged, and the im- £onst importance which has been attached to them by mo- clarendon, dern writers, the reader will naturally expect some account of the constitutions of Clarendon. I shall therefore mention the principal. I. It was enacted that " the custody of every vacant archbishopric, bishopric, abbey and priory of royal foundation...
Strona 161 - ... but as it was his duty to sit with the sheriff in the court of the county, his ecclesiastical became blended with his secular jurisdiction, and many causes, which in other countries had been reserved to the spiritual judge, were decided in England before a mixed tribunal.
Strona 151 - Hence the characteristic feature of his policy was delay: a hasty decision could not be recalled : but he persuaded himself that procrastination would allow him to improve every advantage which accident might offer. In his own dominions he wished, says a contemporary, to concentrate all power within his own person. He was jealous of every species of authority which did not emanate from himself, and which was not subservient to his will. His pride delighted in confounding the most haughty of his nobles,...
Strona 89 - On the whole the church gained little by the compromise. It might check, but did not abolish, the principal abuse. If Henry surrendered an unnecessary ceremony, he still retained the substance. The right which he assumed of nominating bishops and abbots was left unimpaired...
Strona 50 - ... another man, though he had suffered never so mickle evil from the other. He ruled over England, and by his cunning he was so thoroughly acquainted with it, that there is not a hide of land of which he did not know, both who had it and what was its worth, and that he set down in his writings.
Strona 173 - I therefore decline your tribunal, and refer my quarrel to the decision of the pope.
Strona 48 - At the day appointed for the king's interment, Prince Henry, his third son, the Norman prelates, and a multitude of clergy and people, assembled in the Church of St. Stephen, which the Conqueror had founded. The mass had been performed, the corpse was placed on the bier, and the Bishop of Evreux had pronounced the panegyric on the deceased, when a voice from the crowd exclaimed, — ' He whom you have praised was a robber. The very land on which you stand is mine. By violence he took it from my father...

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