Vestigia Anglicana: Or, Illustrations of the More Interesting and Debatable Points in the History and Antiquities of England: from the Earliest Ages to the Accession of the House of Tudor, Volume 1

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T. & G. Underwood, 1826 - England - 432 pages

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Page 351 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Page 227 - To rise at five, to dine at nine, To sup at five, to sleep at nine. The famous king Petosiris's magic was different...
Page 126 - Nature also, as if desirous that so bright a production of her skill should be set in the fairest light, had bestowed on him all bodily accomplishments, vigour of limbs, dignity of shape and air, and a pleasant, engaging, and open countenance.
Page 24 - Roman, pitched there ;) yet those old and inborn names of successive kings, never any to have been real persons, or done in their lives at least some part of what so long hath been remembered, cannot be thought without too strict an incredulity.
Page 275 - What manner of man must the king of England be, when his chancellor travels in such state...
Page 418 - From wealthy abbots' chests, and churls' abundant store, What oftentimes he took he shared amongst the poor: No lordly bishop came in lusty Robin's way, To him before he went, but for his pass must pay. The widow in distress he graciously...
Page 339 - Saladin died at Damascus soon after concluding this truce with the princes of the crusade : it is memorable that, before he expired, he ordered his winding-sheet to be carried as a standard through every street of the city; while a crier went before, and proclaimed with a loud voice, " This is all that remains to the mighty Saladin, the conqueror of the East.
Page 172 - ... ancient record is the second great phenomenon in the history of mankind. For, if we except the sacred annals of the Jews, contained in the several books of the Old Testament, there is no other work extant, ancient or modern, which exhibits at one view a regular and chronological panorama of a PEOPLE, described in rapid succession by different writers, through so many ages, in their own vernacular LANGUAGE.
Page 353 - A. — This monarch died in the forty-second year of his age and the tenth of his reign, scarcely six months of which were passed in England.
Page 63 - The barbarians chase us into the sea ; the sea throws us back upon the barbarians ; and we have only the hard choice left us of perishing by the sword, or perishing by the waves.

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