Stories and studies from the chronicles and history of England, by mrs. S.C. Hall and mrs. J. Foster

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Page 2 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have been esteemed useful engines of government.
Page 291 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Page 255 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 318 - My liege, can you blame the horse to go heavily, when he has the weight of three kingdoms on his back?
Page 330 - is the only season in which the Highlanders cannot elude us, or carry their wives, children, and cattle, to the mountains. They cannot escape you ; for what human constitution can then endure to be long out of house ? This is the proper season to maul them, in the long dark nights.
Page 242 - I might this said book, therefore I have practised and learned at my great charge and dispense to ordain this said book in print, after the manner and form as ye may...
Page 116 - Hereward returning to his native soil with his wife, after great battles, and a thousand dangers frequently dared and bravely terminated, as well against the king of England as the earls, barons, prefects, and presidents, which are yet sung in our streets...
Page 111 - So very stern was he also and hot, that no man durst do anything against his will. He had earls in his custody, who acted against his will. Bishops he hurled from their bishoprics, and abbots from their abbacies, and thanes into prison.
Page 249 - Without any farther abode he entered the barge, and so passed forth. His happy speed was such that he arrived at Gravesend within little more than three hours ; where he tarried no longer than his post horses were provided; and...
Page 325 - Army. The maintenance of a standing army, in time of peace, without the consent of Parliament, is prohibited by the Bill of Rights of 1690.

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