Somersetshire: Highways, Byways, and Waterways

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Bliss, Sands, & Foster, 1894 - 366 pages

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Page 263 - I was not much surprised with the intelligence ; the slow proceedings and awkward motions of that assembly giving great cause to suspect it would come to some such period ; and I cannot but exceedingly wonder that there should yet remain so strong a spirit of prejudice and animosity in the minds of men, who profess themselves most affectionate patriots...
Page 161 - Masculine wives transgressing nature's law ; Where when the brawny female disobeys, And beats the husband, till for peace he prays, No concerned jury damage for him finds, Nor partial justice her behaviour binds ; But the just street does the next house invade, Mounting the neighbour couple on lean jade. The distaff knocks, the grains from kettle fly, And boys and girls in troops run hooting...
Page 174 - Ther is in the North side of the Body of the Chapelle a Tumbe in the Waulle without Image or Writing, and a Tumbe with a goodly Image of a man of Armes in the North...
Page 161 - No concerned jury damage for him finds, Nor partial justice her behaviour binds ; But the just street does the next house invade, Mounting the neighbour couple on lean jade. The distaff knocks, the grains from kettle fly, And boys and girls in troops run hooting by. Prudent antiquity ! that knew by shame, Better than law, domestic broils to tame; And taught the youth by spectacle innocent: So thou and I, dear Painter, represent In quick effigy, others...
Page 214 - ... villein regardant, entered into certain lands, which Crouch had purchased in the county of Somerset, and leased them to Fleyer. Crouch thereupon disseised Fleyer, and Fleyer brought an action against Crouch, who pleaded that he had purchased the land. Fleyer replied his lease from Butler, and alleged that " Butler and his ancestors, and all those whose estate he hath in the manor of Badminton, were seised of Crouch and his ancestors, as of villeins regardant to the same manor, from time whereof...
Page 277 - Plight (towards the end of the fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century...
Page 74 - The History of Jack Horner, containing the witty pranks he play'd, from his youth to his riper years, being pleasant for Winter Evenings.
Page 263 - It is not for us to mind state affairs, but to keep foreigners from fooling us.
Page 219 - A Strange and Wonderful (Yet True) Relation of the Cursed and Hellish Design of Abraham Mason, a pretended Quaker, to give himself to the Devil, with the manner how he would have done it, and how strangely he was prevented. Also an account of his behaviour afterwards, and of his strange death.
Page 174 - I saw at Stoke in a botom hard by the village very notable ruines of a great manor place or castelle, and yn this maner place remaynith a very auncient chapelle, wheryn be diverse tumbes of noble menne and wimen. In the south west side of the chapelle be 5. images on

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