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The History of Great Britain, from the First Invasion by the ..., Volume 4
No preview available - 2010
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Page 231 - 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
Page 72 - So much he loved the high-deer, as if he had " been their father. He also decreed about " hares, that they should go free. His rich " men moaned, and the poor men murmured : " but he was so hard, that he recked not the " hatred of them all. For it was need they " should follow the king's will withal, if they " wished to live, or to have lands, or goods, or
Page 11 - a more cruel and dangerous enemy than the Saxons. They overcome all who have the courage to oppose them. They surprise all who are so imprudent as not to be prepared for their attack. When they pursue, they inevitably overtake : when they are pursued, their escape is certain.
Page 46 - I next complained to the pope, and expressed my displeasure that such immense sums were extorted from my archbishops, when according to custom they visited the apostolic see to obtain the pallium. A decree was made that this grievance should cease. Whatever I demanded, for the benefit of my people, either of the pope, or the emperor, or the princes, through whose dominions lies the road to Rome, was granted willingly, and confirmed by their oaths, in the presence of four archbishops, twenty bishops,...
Page 46 - Rodulf, to whom the greater part of the barriers belong; and it was enacted by all the princes, that my men, whether pilgrims or merchants, should for the future go to Rome and return in full security, without detention at the barriers, or the payment of unlawful tolls.
Page 11 - Gaulish bishop of the fifth century, " a more cruel and more dangerous enemy than the Saxons : they overcome all who have the courage to oppose them ; they surprise all who are so imprudent as not to be prepared for their attack. When they pursue, they infallibly overtake ; when they are pursued, their escape is certain. They despise danger ; they are inured to shipwreck ; they are eager to purchase booty with the peril of their lives. Tempests, which to others are so dreadful, to them are subjects...
Page 401 - I have heard by credible report of such as were secret with his chamberers, that after this abominable deed done, he never had quiet in his mind, he never thought himself sure. Where he went abroad, his eyes whirled about, his body privily fenced, his hand ever on his dagger, his countenance and manner like one alway ready to strike again...
Page 259 - I will not war with the remains of a prince who was once a match for your fathers and mine, and who, were he now alive, would yet make the proudest of us tremble.
Page 72 - truly in his time men had mickle suffering, and very " many hardships. Castles he caused to be wrought, " and poor men to be oppressed. He was so very stark. " He took from his subjects many marks of gold, and " many hundred pounds of silver : and that he took, " some by right, and some by mickle might, for very
Page 47 - I beg and command those to whom I have confided the government, as they wish to preserve my friendship, or save their own souls, to do no injustice either to rich or poor. Let all persons, whether noble or ignoble, obtain their rights according to law, from which no deviation shall be allowed, either from fear of me, or through favour to the powerful, or for the purpose of supplying my treasury. I have no need of money raised by injustice. " I am now on my road to Denmark, for the purpose of concluding...