The national history of England, by E. Farr [and others].

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Page 41 - To associate all the branches of mankind ; And if a boundless plenty be the robe, Trade is the golden girdle of the globe. Wise to promote whatever end he means, God opens fruitful nature's various scenes : Each climate needs what other climes produce, And offers something to the general use ; No land but listens to the common call, And in return receives supply from all.
Page xlvi - Parliament hath any power, by any vote or declaration, to create to themselves any new privilege that is not warranted by the known laws and customs of Parliament ; that the Commons, by their late commitment of certain persons for prosecuting an action at law, under pretence that it was a breach of their privileges, have assumed to themselves a legislative power by pretending to attribute the force of law to their declaration, and have thereby, as far as in them lies, subjected the rights of Englishmen,...
Page 148 - I grant you to be all law- worthy as you were in the days of King Edward ; and I grant that every child shall be his father's heir, after his father's days ; and I will not suffer any person to do you wrong.
Page 22 - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh, a marble face ; Plead better at the bar ; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise. But Rome ! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, To rule mankind, and make the world obey. Disposing peace and war, thy own majestic way : To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free: — These are imperial arts and worthy thee.
Page 27 - ... they begin by tying two white bulls to it by the horns ; then one of the Druids, clothed in white, mounts the tree, and with a knife of gold cuts the misletoe, which is received in a white sagum ; this done, they proceed to their sacrificing and feasting.
Page 103 - ... genius of men, and destroyed every noble principle of science and virtue, was unable to resist the vigorous efforts of a free people ; and Europe, as from a new epoch, rekindled her ancient spirit, and shook off the base servitude to arbitrary will and authority under which she had so long labored.
Page 353 - hath conveyed his ashes into Avon, ' Avon into Severn, Severn into the ' narrow Seas, they into the main ' Ocean. And thus the ashes of ' Wickliffe are the emblem of his 'doctrine, which now is dispersed
Page 110 - But because you are come from far into my kingdom, and as I conceive are desirous to impart to us those things which you believe to be true, and most beneficial, we will not molest you, but...
Page 331 - ... other, and when they be well beaten* and that the one party hath obtained the victory, they then glorify so in their deeds of arms and are so joyful, that such as be taken they shall be ransomed...
Page 334 - The common report of your people is such, that you have, for the space of twenty or twoand-twenty years, governed them very badly and very rigorously, and in so much that they are not well contented therewith. But if it please our Lord, I will help you to govern them better than they have been governed in time past.' King Richard then answered him, ' Fair cousin, since it pleasetb you, it pleaseth us well.

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