Old World Background to American History: An Elementary History for the Grades Or Junior High School

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Page 172 - No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor send upon him, except by the legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Page 158 - When I remembered all this, I wondered extremely that the good and wise men who were formerly all over England, and had perfectly learned all the books, did not wish to translate them into their own language. But again I soon answered myself and said : " ' They did not think that men would ever be so careless, and that learning would so decay.
Page 347 - Monsieur, tell those who sent you that we are here by the will of the People, and that nothing but the force of bayonets...
Page 236 - Antioch and with the innumerable troops coming to its aid, whom we rushed to meet, we fought with the fiercest courage, under the leadership of Christ. And in all these seven battles, by the aid of the Lord God, we conquered and most assuredly killed an innumerable host of them. In those battles, indeed, and in very many attacks made upon the city, many of our brethren and followers were killed and their souls were borne to the joys of paradise.
Page 344 - That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed; nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Page 157 - I rejected them, by the counsel of my ' witan,' and in otherwise commanded them to be holden ; for I durst not venture to set down in writing much of my own, for it was unknown to me what of it would please those who should come after us.
Page 147 - withdrawn from wrath, and called to the mercy of Christ. How is the king of that province called? " They told him his name was M\\a. : and he, alluding to the nam-e, said, "Hallelujah, the praise of God the Creator must be sung in those parts.
Page 142 - Foes are they," sang a Roman poet of the time, "fierce beyond other foes and cunning as they are fierce ; the sea is their school of war and the storm their friend ; they are sea-wolves that prey on the pillage of the world...
Page 361 - ... costly bales ; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rained a ghastly dew From the nations' airy navies grappling in the central blue; Far along the world-wide whisper of the...
Page 171 - Given by our hand in the meadow which is called Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines, on the fifteenth day of June, in the seventeenth year of our reign.

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