England Under the Early Tudors (1485-1529)

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1925 - 281 Seiten

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Seite 246 - 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.
Seite 52 - Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I go then from thy presence? If I climb up into heaven, thou art there: If I go down to hell, thou art there also.
Seite 246 - 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 did he of the said farm.
Seite 246 - Blackheath field. He kept me to school, or else I had not been able to have preached before the King's Majesty now.
Seite 91 - He is thoughtful, and has the reputation of being extremely just. He favours the people exceedingly, and especially the poor, hearing their suits and seeking to despatch them instantly. He also makes the lawyers plead gratis for all who are poverty-stricken. He is in very great repute, seven times more so than if he were Pope.
Seite 168 - To holde vp their hande at the bar. For all their noble blode He pluckes them by the hode, And shakes them by the eare, And brynge[s] them in suche feare...
Seite 212 - And they think," says the Venetian traveller of 1500, "no greater honor can be conferred or received, than to invite others to eat with them, or to be invited themselves, and they would sooner give five or six ducats to provide an entertainment for a person, than a groat to assist him in any distress.
Seite 90 - : subsequently, by degrees, he went forgetting himself, and commenced saying, " We shall do so and so" : at this present he has reached such a pitch that he says,
Seite 211 - Scotch are much handsomer; and that the English are great lovers of themselves, and of everything belonging to them; they think that there are no other men than themselves, and no other world but England ; and whenever they see a handsome foreigner, they say that " he looks like an Englishman...
Seite 185 - The pope is entitled to much praise, for he loves the king cordially, and strengthens his power by ecclesiastical censures, so that at all times rebels are excommunicated. The efficacy of these censures is now felt by the Cornishmen, who are in this trouble that all who eat grain garnered since the rebellion...

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