Social England: From the accession of Edward the First to the death of Henry the Seventh

Henry Duff Traill, James Saumarez Mann
Cassell, limited, 1903

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Sivu 541 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Sivu 195 - Because a great part of the people, and especially of workmen and servants, late died of the pestilence, many seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages...
Sivu 330 - greeteth you all, and doth for to understand he hath rung your bell. Now right and might, will and skill, God speed every dele." "Help truth," ran another, "and truth shall help you! Now reigneth pride in price, and covetise is counted wise, and lechery withouten shame, and gluttony withouten blame. Envy reigneth with treason, and sloth is take in great season. God do bote, for now is tyme!
Sivu xlvi - Brescia, who lived at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century, and died 1510, at Bergamo, at a very advanced age.
Sivu 541 - He married my sisters with five pound, or twenty nobles apiece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours, and some alms he gave to the poor. And all this he did...
Sivu 710 - Sen he has all my Brether tane, He will nocht lat me leif alane, On forse I mon his nyxt pray be ; Timor Mortis conturbat me. Sen for the Deid remeid is non, Best is that we for deid dispone, Eftir our deid that leif may we ; GAWAIN DOUGLAS. [GAWAIN DOUGLAS (born 1474-75) was a younger son of the famous Earl of Angus, called
Sivu 570 - I cannot hear by Pilgrims that pass the country, nor none other man that rideth or goeth any country, that any Borough Town in England is free from that Sickness ; God cease it, when it please him.
Sivu 648 - Just now and then in the last of the Middle Ages and thence onwards into the eighteenth century, we hear the judges claiming some vague right of disregarding statutes which are directly at variance with the common law, or the law of God, or the royal prerogative. Had much come of this claim, our constitution must have taken a very different shape from that which we see at the present day. Little came of it. In the troublous days of Richard II. a chief justice got himself hanged as a traitor for advising...
Sivu 198 - ITEM, That butchers, fishmongers, regrators, hostelers, brewers, bakers, pulters, and all other sellers of all manner of victual, shall be bound to sell the same victual for a reasonable price, having respect to the price that such victual be sold at in the places adjoining, so that the same sellers have moderate gains, and not excessive, reasonably to be required according to the distance of the place from whence the said victuals be carried.
Sivu 655 - House of Parliament, and only by slow degrees is it made plain to them that, when they are in that house, they are mere ' assistants ' of the peers, and are only to speak when they are spoken to. On the other hand, there is a widespread, if not very practical, belief that all the peers are by rights the king's councillors, and that any one of them may sit at the council board if he pleases. Questions enough are left open for subsequent centuries.

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