An Introduction to the Economic History of England, Volume 1
A. & C. Black, Limited, 1915
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Page 143 - Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth...
Page 63 - If churls have a common meadow or other partible land' to fence, and some have fenced their part, some have not, and (cattle stray in and) eat up their common corn or grass ; let those go who own the gap and compensate to the others...
Page 224 - There be therefore more men hanged in England in a year for robbery and manslaughter than there be hanged in France for such manner of crime in seven years.
Page 262 - ... which heretofore have lent their goods to divers persons be greatly impoverished because there is no speedy Law provided for them to have recovery of their debts at the day of payment assigned, and by reason hereof many merchants have withdrawn to come into this realm with their merchandises, to the damage as well of the merchants as of the whole realm...
Page 220 - One ofred me velvet, sylke, and lawne, An other he taketh me by the hande, ' Here is Parys thred, the fynest in the land ' ; I never was used to such thyngs indede, And wanting mony, I might not spede.
Page 157 - to make the profit of the plough to be as good, rate for rate, as the profit of the graziers and sheep-masters". This was to be done by prohibiting the export of wool and permitting the export of corn. He appealed to man's self-interest, for every man would seek " where most advantage is " ; accordingly he advised that the profit of corn-growing should be increased, and that of 1 Strype, ii. App. Q, 57.
Page 297 - Also, whereas some workmen in the said trade have made hats that are not befitting, in deceit of the common people, from which great scandal, shame, and loss have often arisen to the good folks of the said trade...
Page 203 - ... foiled, than in other ferial days, as in fastening and making their booths and stalls, bearing and carrying, lifting and placing their wares outward and homeward, as though they did nothing remember the horrible defiling of their souls in buying and selling, with many deceitful lies and false perjury with drunkenness and strifes, and so specially withdrawing themselves and their servants from divine service...
Page 123 - There was also the possibility that enclosure, even when for purposes of arable farming, might be carried out unfairly and to the detriment of the poorer tenants. This was often the case in the eighteenth century, and was admitted even by Tusser : " The poor at enclosing do grutch [grumble] because of abuses that fall, Lest some man should have but too mutch, and some again nothing at all ". It is difficult to determine the extent to which agricultural Extent of land was enclosed for purposes of...
Page 136 - Brian, chief justice, said that his opinion hath always been, and ever shall be, that if such tenant by custom paying his services be ejected by the lord, he shall have an action of trespass against him, H.