Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Volume 23

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British Archaeological Association., 1867

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Page 56 - Paris do not poetise) as will show that honourable thoughts are sometimes found in the hearts of men whose fortunes are far from honour. For having first drawn a deep sigh, he said, " Do with me what ye please, and God have mercy on my soul; but as the Lord liveth, I will never make iron shackles for him, but will rather die the worst death that is. Is not this that Hubert...
Page 104 - ... avoided. On the left side of the Road is an Almshouse of some old men, one of whom runs out as soon as they perceive a horseman approaching, and after sprinkling him with holy water, offers him the upper leather of a shoe, bound with brass, in which a piece of glass is set like a gem. This is kissed, and money given him. Me. I had rather have an almshouse of old men on such a road than a troop of sturdy robbers.
Page 248 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 158 - England such a token seen in the heavens as no man ever before saw. Some men said that it was Cometa the star, which some men call the haired star; and it appeared first on the eve Litania Major, the 8th before the Kalends of May, and so shone all the seven nights.
Page 161 - The king went up a hill and made a great pile upon it, which he set on fire, and when the pile was in clear flame, his men took large forks, and pitched the burning wood down into the town, so that one house caught fire after the other, and the town surrendered.
Page 235 - ... of Harry the Eighth in the private apartment at Windsor. I was much pleased with a whole-length picture of Sir Anthony Brown in the very dress in which he wedded Anne of Cleves by proxy. He is in blue and white, only his right leg is entirely white, which was certainly robed for the act of putting into bed to her; but when the King came to marry her, he only put his leg into bed to kick her out of it.
Page 47 - Hastings a worldwide fame, it may suffice to say that, on Edward's death and Harold's accession to the throne, William assembled a formidable expedition in the vast estuary of the Somme, overlooked by the old town of St. Valeri, that weighed anchor from Noyelles-sur-Mer ; he crossed to Pevensey Bay and disembarked at Pulverhythe. The stone on which tradition says he dined is still preserved in the Subscription Gardens of St. Leonard's. Hastings, it may he influenced by Remigius Mr.
Page 56 - Richard, a bastard son of King John, killed him ; and sent his head to young Henry as a brotherly offering, and as a proof of their important victory. Louis was so disheartened by this reverse, that he was glad to make peace upon such terms as were proposed to him ; and receiving 15,000 marks for the release of the hostages whom the barons, who invited him, had put into his hands, he gave up such strongholds as were in his possession and returned to France. A remarkable instance occurred some fifteen...
Page 59 - ... remote parts, nor to direct sure messengers, in order to ascertain the certainty of the good condition of your person, for the sake of both the love and honour of which, we are ready to be crowned with a victorious death, if necessary. Moreover, let your royal excellence take notice that we have, up to this time, guarded your town of Hastings, for your use, and that of your heirs, and at your good pleasure shall guard it for ever, although anything to the contrary may have been suggested to your...

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