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Page 442 - The king started a little, and said, " By my faith, my lord, I thank you for my " good cheer, but I may not endure to have my laws " broken in my sight; my attorney must speak with
Page 151 - The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD, and against his Anointed : 3 Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from.
Page 431 - For he had couched an article in the instructions to the commissioners who were to levy the benevolence ; " That if they met with any that were sparing, they should tell them, that they must needs have, because they laid up : and if they were spenders, they must needs have, because it was seen in their port and manner of living.
Page 318 - England, and the crown, with all the members and appurtenances, as that I am descended by right line of blood, coming from the good lord King Henry III., and through that right that God of his grace hath sent me, with help of my kin and of my friends, to recover, it ; the which realm was in point to be undone for default of governance, and undoing of good laws.
Page 400 - Shore's wife, in whom the king therefore took special pleasure, for many he had, but her he loved, whose favour, to say the truth (for sin it were to belie the devil), she never abused to any man's hurt, but to many a man's comfort and relief. Where the king took displeasure, she would mitigate and appease his mind ; where men were out of favour, she would bring them in his grace; for many that had highly offended, she obtained pardon; of great...
Page 439 - King being present, did put the case; that if God should take the King's two sons without issue, that , then the kingdom of England would fall to the King of Scotland, which might prejudice the monarchy of England. Whereunto the King himself replied ; that if that should be, Scotland would be but an accession to England, and not England to Scotland, for that the greater would draw; the less : and that it was a safer union for England than that of France. This passed as an oracle, and silenced those...
Page 122 - ... every powerful man made his castles, and held them against him ; and they filled the land full of castles. They cruelly oppressed the wretched men of the land with castle-works. When the castles were made, they filled them with devils and evil men.
Page 164 - Either influenced by superstition, or resolved to call it to his aid, he proceeded to Canterbury to worship at the tomb of the new saint. When he came within sight of the church, he alighted from his horse, and walked to it barefoot. He prostrated himself before the shrine of " the martyr," and the bishop of London addressing the spectators called on them to believe in the innocence of the king.
Page 411 - It were a strange misrepresentation of history to assert, that the constitution had attained any thing like a perfect state in the fifteenth century ; but I know not whether there are any essential privileges of our countrymen, any fundamental securities against arbitrary power, so far as they depend upon positive institution, which may not be traced to the time when the house of Plantagenet filled the English throne.