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according acres aforesaid aged ancient anno annum appears appointed appurtenances assigns Aston Aston and Coat Bampton belonging called charities church close Common contains Cote court death died domini domini regis Edward Elizabeth England field formerly four gave George give given granted hands held Henry Horde hundred inhabitants interest Johannis John July June king land late live Lord lying manor March mark Mary mentioned occupation officers Oxford Oxon paid parish persons poor portion possession pounds present quod received remain rents Richard Robert School Shifford shillings Sixteens stone tenants tenement terræ thereof Thomas Thos town trustees vicars village Weald wife William Wood yard-lands yearly
Página 103 - Never, never more shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart...
Página 103 - But the age of chivalry is gone. (That of sophisters, ceconomists, and calculators, has succeeded ;") and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever.\ [Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. | The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprize, is...
Página 114 - My Son, I feel that my hour is coming : my countenance is wan ; my days are almost done. We must now part. I shall to another world, and thou shalt be left alone in all my wealth. I pray thee (for thou art my dear child), strive to be a father and a lord to thy people. Be thou the children's father, and the widow's friend. Comfort thou the poor, and shelter the weak ; and with all thy might, right that which is wrong.
Página 165 - DISTRUST, and darkness of a future state, Make poor mankind so fearful of their fate. Death, in itself, is nothing ; but we fear, To be we know not what, we know not where.
Página 77 - First Set, Second, Third and Fourth Sets. Now, as the customs of Aston and Coat are based on the principles of justice and equity between all the commoners, and the Common Meadow is not equally fertile for grass in every part, it becomes desirable to adopt some mode of giving all an equal chance of obtaining the best cuts for their cattle.
Página 78 - Set Two,' and thus four of the tenants having obtained their allotment*), four others come forwards, and the same process is repeated until all the tenants have received their allotments.. ..The most singular feature of this very intricate system remains to be told. When the lots are all drawn each man goes, armed with his scythe, and cuts out his mark on the piece of ground which belongs to him, and which in many cases lies in so narrow a strip, that he has not width enough to take a full sweep...
Página 167 - But not more innocent. When the archangel's trump shall blow, And souls to bodies join, Millions will wish their lives below Had been as short as thine.
Página 114 - I shall go to another world, and thou shalt be left alone in all my wealth. I pray thee (for thou art my dear child), strive to be a father and a lord to thy people; be thou the children's father and the widow's friend; comfort thou the poor and shelter the weak; and with all thy might, right that which is wrong. And, son, govern thyself by law; then shall the Lord love thee, and God above all things shall be thy reward.
Página 77 - ... into which the common is divided. A certain number of the tenants consequently have the same mark, which they always keep, so that every one of them knows his own. The use of these marks is to enable the tenants every year to draw lots for their portion of the meadow.