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Page 49 - Jesvs sake forbeare, To digg the dvst encloased heare ; Bleste be ye. man yt. spares thes stones, And cvrst be he yt moves my bones.
Page 62 - The beauty of Bermingham, a good markett towne in the extreame parts of Warwikeshire, is one street going up alonge, almost from the left ripe of the brooke, up a meane hill, by the length of a quarter of a mile. I saw but one Parroch Church in the towne.
Page 62 - Bremicham, swarming with inhabitants, and echoing with the noise of anvils — for here are great numbers of smiths.
Page 47 - the very seat of pleasantness ;" and Sir William Dugdale remarked that it is "a place this of so great delight, in respect to the river gliding below the rock, the dry and wholesome situation, and the fair grove of lofty elms overshadowing it, that to one who desireth a retired life, either for his devotions or study, the like is hardly to be found.
Page 43 - In the hollow of this rock was beheaded, on the 1st day of July, 1312, by barons lawless as himself, Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, the minion of a hateful king, in life and death a memorable instance of misrule.
Page 4 - A treacherous knight of Pavye land. Then I to England came againe, And here with Colbronde fell I fought: An ugly gyant, which the Danes Had for their champion hither brought. I overcame him in the feild, And slewe him soone right valliantlye; Wherebye this land I did redeeme From Danish tribute utterlye. And afterwards I offered upp The use of weapons solemnlye At Winchester, whereas I fought, In sight of manye farr and nye.
Page 100 - ... work, armed at all points. The constable and marshal came to the barriers, demanding of him what he was, he answered...
Page 59 - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
Page 49 - The hands and face were of flesh colour, the eyes of a light hazel, and the hair and beard auburn ; the doublet or coat was scarlet, and covered with a loose black gown, or tabard, without sleeves ; the upper part of the cushion was green, the under half crimson, and the tassels gilt.