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81. oldal - ... obliged to make or support bridges but by ancient custom: the goods of every freeman shall be disposed of according to his will: if he die intestate, his heirs shall succeed to them. No officer of the crown shall take any horses, carts, or wood, without the consent of the owner. The king's courts of justice shall be stationary, and shall no longer follow his person: they shall be open to every one; and justice shall no longer be sold, refused, or delayed by them.
77. oldal - They delivered to these messengers a schedule, containing the chief articles of their demands ; which was no sooner shown to the king, than he burst into a furious passion, and asked why the barons did not also demand of him his kingdom ; swearing that he would never grant them such liberties as must reduce himself to slavery...
409. oldal - ... others, he ordered the reins of his bridle to be tied on each side to the horses of two gentlemen of his train; and his dead body, and those of his attendants, were afterward found among the slain, with their horses standing by them in that situation. 11 His crest was three ostrich feathers; and his motto these German words, Ich dien, I serve: which the prince of Wales and his successors adopted in memorial of this great victory.
57. oldal - ... were profaned, and might pollute them by its contact, the priests carefully covered them up, even from their own approach and veneration. The use of bells entirely ceased in all the churches: the bells themselves were removed from the steeples, and laid on the ground with the other sacred utensils.
297. oldal - Carlisle ; enjoining with his last breath his son and successor to prosecute the enterprise, and never to desist till he had finally subdued the kingdom of Scotland.
206. oldal - A brewer, says the statute, may sell two gallons of ale for a penny in cities, and three or four gallons for the same price in the country.
430. oldal - He came forth to meet the captive King with all the marks of regard and sympathy ; administered comfort to him amidst his misfortunes ; paid him the tribute of praise due to his valour ; and ascribed his own victory merely to the blind chance of war, or to a superior Providence, which controls all the efforts of human force and prudence.
58. oldal - ... infants, and the communion to the dying: the dead were not interred in consecrated ground: they were thrown into ditches, or buried in common fields; and their obsequies were not attended with prayers or any hallowed ceremony Marriage was celebrated in the...
431. oldal - The prisoner was clad in royal apparel, and mounted on a white steed, distinguished by its size and beauty, and by the richness of its furniture. The conqueror rode by his side in a meaner attire, and carried by a black palfrey. In this situation, more...
318. oldal - March ; and he thence passed by sea to Berwick. Such was the great and decisive battle of Bannockburn, which secured the independence of Scotland, fixed Bruce on the throne of that kingdom, and may be deemed the greatest overthrow that the English nation, since the conquest, has ever received.