A Source Book of English History for the Use of Schools, Volume 1

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Arthur Donald Innes
The University Press, 1912

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Page 193 - Up-on his feet, and in his hand a staf. This noble ensample to his sheep he yaf, That first he wroghte, and afterward he taughte; Out of the gospel he tho wordes caughte; And this figure he added eek ther-to, That if gold ruste, what shal iren do?
Page 191 - And though that he were worthy, he was wys, And of his port as meke as is a mayde. He never yet no vileinye ne sayde In al his lyf, un-to no maner wight.
Page 193 - For if a preest be foul, on whom we truste, No wonder is a lewed man to ruste; And shame it is, if a preest take keep A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep.
Page 194 - Apostles twelve, He taughte, but first he folwed it himselve. With him ther was a Plowman, was his brother, That hadde y-lad of dong ful many a fother, 530 A trewe swinkere and a good was he, Livinge in pees and parfit charitee.
Page 382 - And as the matter was thus in dispute, and Sir Richard refusing to hearken to any of those reasons; the master of the Revenge (while the Captain won unto him the greater party) was convoyed aboard the General Don Alfonso Bassan.
Page 194 - To drawen folk to heven by fairnesse By good ensample, was his bisinesse: But it were any persone obstinat, What-so he were, of heigh or lowe estat, Him wolde he snibben sharply for the nones. A bettre preest, I trowe that nowher noon is. He wayted after no pompe and reverence, Ne maked him a spyced conscience, But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, He taughte, and first he folwed it himselve.
Page 251 - ... leave no ground for tillage ; they inclose all into pastures ; they throw down houses ; they pluck down towns, and leave nothing standing, but only the church, to be made a sheep house.
Page 331 - That same day after dinner, my Lord of Hunsdean drew me up to a quiet gallery that I might hear some music ; but he said he durst not avow it, where I might hear the queen play upon the virginals. After I had hearkened...
Page 177 - Then the queen, being great with child, kneeled down and sore weeping said: "Ah, gentle sir, sith I passed the sea in great peril, I have desired nothing of you; therefore now I humbly require you in honor of the Son of the Virgin Mary and for the love of me that ye will take mercy of these six burgesses.
Page 177 - Then all the earls and barons and other that were there wept for pity. The king looked felly on them, for greatly he hated the people of Calais for the great damages and displeasures they had done him on the sea before. Then he commanded their heads to be stricken off: then every man required the king for mercy, but he would hear no man in that behalf: then sir...

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