The History of Pontefract, in Yorkshire

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John Fox, 1827 - 366 páginas
 

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Página 135 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Página 136 - Fill high the sparkling bowl, The rich repast prepare ; Reft of a crown, he yet may share the feast : Close by the regal chair Fell Thirst and Famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest. Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance, and horse to horse? Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And thro' the kindred squadrons mow their way.
Página 133 - Come, little ones,' and then again, ' It is as hard to come as for a camel To thread the postern of a small needle's eye.
Página 11 - A manor, manerium, a manendo, because the usual residence of the owner, seems to have been a district of ground, held by lords or great personages; who kept in their own hands so much land as was necessary for the use of their families, which were called terrae dominicales or demesne lands: being occupied by the lord, or dominus manerii,* and his servants. The other, or tenemental, lands they distributed among their tenants: which from the different modes of tenure were distinguished by two different...
Página 38 - Contrary in any wise notwithstanding although express mention of the true yearly value or certainty of the premises or any of them or of any other gifts or grants by Us or by any of Our progenitors or predecessors heretofore made to the said James Duke of York in these presents is not made or any statute, act, ordinance...
Página 134 - Thus play I, in one person, many people, And none contented : sometimes am I king ; Then treason makes me wish myself a beggar, And so I am : then crushing penury Persuades me I was better when a king ; Then am I king'd again : and by and by Think that I am unking'd by Bolingbroke, And straight am nothing : — but whate'er I am, Nor I, nor any man that but man is, With nothing shall be pleas'd, till he be eas'd With being nothing.
Página 53 - ... ordained or provided, or any other matter, cause or thing whatsoever to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the twelfth day of March, in the sixteenth year of our reign.
Página 39 - Day of April, in the fourth Year of our Reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the nine and thirtieth.
Página 139 - No interest, no occasion to deplore Other men's travels, while yourselves sit free. How much doth your sweet rest make us the more To see our misery and what we be : Whose blinded greatness, ever in turmoil, Still seeking happy life, makes life a toil.

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