Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, Volumen17

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Chetham Society., 1849 - 151 páginas

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Página lii - ... palaces, navigation, &c. but now sallow, &c. are rejected, and nothing but oak any where regarded ; and yet see the change ; for when our houses were builded of willow, then had we oaken men ; but now that our houses are come to be made of oak, our men are not only become willow, but a great many altogether of straw, which is a sore alteration.
Página 1 - Judith, at the two most usual feasts or days of payment in the year, videlicet, the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, and Saint Michael, the archangel...
Página lii - A writer in 1577, speaking of the progress of luxury, mentions three things especially, that were " marvellously altered for the worse in England ;" the multitude of chimneys lately erected, the increase of lodgings, and the exchange of treene platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver and tin, and he complains bitterly that oak instead of willow was employed for the building of houses.
Página lxi - Labor rose in price notwithstanding various laws for its limitation, and this at last produced a memorable revolution in the state of agriculture, which made a mighty noise for many years. The prelates, barons, and other great proprietors of land, kept extensive tracts around their castles, which were called their demesne lands, in their own immediate possession, and cultivated them by their villains, and by hired servants, under the direction of their bailiffs. But these great landholders having...
Página xx - As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month, Let me not think on't: Frailty, thy name is woman!
Página 84 - The appeal was heard at the general quarter sessions of the peace for the county of Chester, holden at Chester Castle on April 6th, 1904.
Página 88 - History of Lancashire, vol. ii. p. 352, which requires us to understand the word bridge in a sense different from the ordinary meaning. In the year 1362, he says, Liverpool was slowly rising into importance and an order was issued by the king to the admiral on the station, as well as to the sheriff of the county and the mayor and bailiffs of the borough, to rebuild (de novo construere) a bridge over the Mersey within their lordship.
Página xxxviii - they were good disputants ; on which account they are still remembered in Oxford by an act performed by candidates for Mastership, called Keeping of Augustines.
Página x - ... members seem to have proved an agreeable temptation to the knights, who, residing in a distant county, had no objection to travel to and from the metropolis at the expense of their constituents, and to be paid for their residence besides. This temptation, on some occasions, gave rise to foul play : thus, in the 17th Edward II., we find an indictment preferred against the sheriff of Lancaster for a false return of Knights who had not been elected by the county. But the gravamen was not so much...
Página lxxxi - Warrington in 1465, as described in a contemporary rent Roll of the Legh family.

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