An Account of the Isle of Man: Its Inhabitants, Language, Soil, Remarkable Curiosities, the Succession of Kings and Bishops, Down to the Eighteenth Century: by Way of Essay. With a Voyage to I-Columb-Kill

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Manx Society, 1859 - Isle of Man - 204 pages
 

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Page 153 - THE UNITED STATES. To all to whom these presents may come, greeting: Know ye that the Congress of the United States...
Page 186 - Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground •which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page xxi - Cook ( 13 ) saith, that the Isle of Man has such laws the like whereof are not to be found in any other place...
Page 125 - ... corpus vulneribus praeberent. dein cohortationibus ducis et se ipsi stimulantes, ne muliebre et fanaticum agmen pavescerent, inferunt signa sternuntque obvios et igni suo involvunt. praesidium posthac impositum victis excisique luci saevis superstitionibus sacri: nam cruore captivo adolere aras et hominum fibris consulere deos fas habebant.
Page xxi - Kinatellus the first, should be brought up in the Isle of Man, says Boetius, under the government of certain instructors and schoolmasters, to be trained up in learning and virtuous discipline, according to an ancient ordinance thereof made and enacted. So celebrated was the discipline of those ages, that it seems to have passed into a law, that the princes of Scotland should be educated in this Island.
Page 66 - ... your knights, esquires, and yeomen about you in the third degree ; and the worthiest men in your land to be called in before your deemsters, if you will ask any thing of them, and to hear the government of your land, and your will ; and the commons to stand without the circle of the hill, with three...
Page 67 - Man, and to make faith and fealtie, if wind and weather serve them; or else to seize their temporalities into your hands. And then to proceed in your matters, whatsoever you have there to do in felonie or treason, or other matters that touch the Government of your land of Man.
Page 69 - ... people acquired a constitutional stability which has carried them down to our own days, "cast downbut not destroyed," notwithstanding a succession of assanlts from frand and force. " The abbot, also, of Rushen, and prioress of Douglas, were called to do their fealty, and to show their claims of the holdings, lands, and tenements within the Lordship of Man. The which came and did their fealty to the Lord.

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