The Saxons in England: A History of the English Commonwealth Till the Period of the Norman Conquest, Band 1


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Seite v - ANCIENT LAWS AND INSTITUTES OF ENGLAND ; comprising Laws enacted under the Anglo-Saxon Kings, from JEthelbirht to Cnut, with an English Translation of the Saxon ; the Laws called Edward the Confessor's ; the Laws of William the Conqueror, and those ascribed to Henry the First ; also...
Seite 139 - ... eliguntur in iisdem conciliis et principes, qui iura per pagos vicosque reddunt; centeni singulis ex plebe comites consilium simul et auctoritas adsunt.
Seite 518 - ... and with elders, and also with various other trees, and with stones, and with many various delusions, with which men do much of what they should not.
Seite 82 - Labour hath glow'd within : her silver brow, That never tasted a rough winter's blast Without a mask or fan, doth with a grace Defy cold winter, and his storms outface.
Seite 185 - Hiis autem magis placuit totam insulam vastare, et de bonis illius ditari, et sic ad propria reverti. Godredus autem paucis qui secum remanserunt de insulanis australem partem insulae, et reliquiis Mannensium aquilonarem tali pacto concessit, ut nemo eorum aliquando auderet iure haereditario sibi aliquam partem terrae usurpare. Unde accidit ut usque in hodiernum diem tota insula solius regis sit, et omnes redditus eius ad ipsum pertineant2.
Seite 50 - ... made by all for the benefit of all. The mark was a voluntary association of free men, who laid down for themselves, and strictly maintained, a system of cultivation by which the produce of the land on which they settled might be fairly and equally secured for their service and support; and from participation in which they jealously excluded all who were not born or adopted into the association.
Seite 353 - ... of the foul fiend. A few stones were piled together in the barnyard, and woodcoals having been laid thereon, the fuel was ignited by will-fire, that is fire obtained by friction ; the neighbours having been called in to witness the solemnity, the cattle were made to pass through the flames, in the order of their dignity and age, commencing with the horses and ending with the swine. The ceremony having been duly and decorously gone through, a neighbouring farmer observed to the enlightened owner...
Seite 63 - ... Britain was, to have been conducted upon settled principles, derived from the actual position of the conquerors. As an army they had obtained possession, and as an army they distributed the booty which rewarded their valour. That they nevertheless continued to occupy the land as families or...
Seite 129 - De minoribus rebus principes consultant ; de majoribus omnes : ita tamen, ut ea quoque, quorum penes plebem arbitrium est, apud principes pertractentur.
Seite 470 - It is more than one could now undertake to do, without such local co-operation as is not to be expected in England as yet, but I am certain that the ancient Marks might still be traced. In looking over a good county map we are surprised by seeing the systematic succession of places ending in -den, -holt, -wood, -hurst, -fold, and other words which invariably denote forests and outlying pastures in the woods. These are all in the Mark, and within them we may trace with equal certainty, the -hams,...

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