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Page 29 - ... of their churches and their goods and chattels to the high displeasure of Almighty God, slander of good religion, and to the great infamy of the King's Highness and the realm if redress should not be had thereof, And albeit that many continual visitations hath been heretofore had by the space of two hundred years and more...
Page 28 - Forasmuch as manifest sin, vicious, carnal and abominable living, is daily used and committed amongst the little and small abbeys, priories, and other religious houses of monks, canons, and nuns, where the congregation of such religious persons is under the number of twelve persons...
Page 169 - ... and if any one presume to attempt this, let him know that he will incur the indignation of Almighty God, and of his blessed apostles Peter and Paul. Given at Rome in Saint Peter's on the twenty-fourth of February in the second year of our pontificate.
Page 285 - DAY set on Norham's castled steep. And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep. And Cheviot's mountains lone : The battled towers, the donjon keep, The loop-hole grates where captives weep. The flanking walls that round it sweep, In yellow lustre shone.
Page 24 - Commission, exercised on the 26th day of the month of July, in the year of the Lord, at the ninth hour before noon.
Page 7 - At one nunnery we find the nuns complaining that their house is £20 in debt " and this principally owing to the costly expenses of the prioress, because she frequently rides abroad and pretends that she does so on the common business of the house although it is not so, with a train of attendants much too large and tarries too long abroad and she feasts sumptuously, both when abroad and at home and she is very choice in her dress, so that the fur ,, trimmings of her mantle are worth...
Page 6 - Martyr, in the 36th year of the reign of King Edward the Third from the conquest of England.
Page 174 - ... with flags flying and music playing. There they suspend their floral chaplets on the chancel rails, and the day is concluded with a simple feast. The neighbourhood of Ambleside was until lately, and may be still, one of the chief strongholds of this popular practice ; respecting which I will only add, as a...
Page 205 - One day a visitor to the school of observing some deep-coloured stains upon the oaken floor, inquired the cause. He was told that they were occasioned by the leakage of a butt of Madeira, which the master of the grammar school, who had grown lusty, not having had for some time any...