John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the reign of Edward i by J.F. Smith; and from that period by W. Howitt, Volume 1

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Page 96 - Evreux had pronounced the panegyric on the deceased, when a voice from the crowd exclaimed, — ' He whom you have praised was a robber. The very land on which you stand is mine. By violence he took it from my father ; and, in the name of God, I forbid you to bury him in it.
Page 126 - ... vestments, and the use of every kind of food. The nobility, given up to luxury and wantonness, went not to church in the morning after the manner of Christians, but merely, in a careless manner, heard Matins and Mass from a hurrying priest in their chambers, amid the blandishments of their wives.
Page 76 - Harold, they were able, notwithstanding their loss, to maintain the post, and continue the combat. The duke tried the same stratagem a second time with the same success ; but even after this double advantage, he still found a great body of the English, who, maintaining themselves in firm array, seemed determined to dispute the victory to the last extremity.
Page 232 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Page 109 - It is the will of God ! It is the will of God...
Page 76 - ... confusion was spreading among the ranks, when William, who found himself on the brink of destruction, hastened, with a select band, to the relief of his dismayed forces.
Page 410 - For it is not much above one hundred years ago, since Scripture hath not been accustomed to be read in the vulgar tongue within this realm : and many hundred years before that, it was translated and read in the Saxons...
Page 95 - Then," said he, stretching out his arms, " I commend my soul to my " lady, the mother of God, that by her holy prayers she " may reconcile me to her son my lord Jesus Christ ;
Page 426 - Parliament, with power to continue their sittings after its dissolution and to " examine and determine all matters and subjects which had been moved in the presence of the King, with all the dependences of those not determined.
Page 76 - ... and would be decided in a single action ; that never army had greater motives for exerting a vigorous courage, whether they considered the prize which would attend their victory, or the inevitable destruction which must ensue...

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