The Britannic magazine; or entertaining repository of heroic adventures. Vol. 1-8 [and plates].

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Page 19 - The most of them, therefore, are obliged to continue in the flat parts of the country till they recover, making holes in the earth, which they cover at the mouth with leaves and dirt, so that no air may enter.
Page 18 - These animals live not only in a kind of orderly society in their retreats in the mountains, but regularly once a year march down to the sea-side in a body of some millions at a time. As they multiply in great numbers, they...
Page 28 - Smith very feelingly complains, " when he came to his own, after he was out of wardship, his woods decayed, houses fallen down, stock wasted and gone, lands let forth and ploughed to be barren...
Page 16 - ... and is therefore entitled to our gratitude, though the point of honour, and the refinements in gallantry, its more doubtful...
Page 28 - Instead of forming a national militia composed of barons, knights, and gentlemen, bound by their interest, their honour, and their oaths, to defend their king and country, the whole of this system of tenures now tended to nothing else, but a wretched means of raising money to pay an army of occasional mercenaries.
Page 29 - And that all fines for alienations, tenures by homage, knightservice, and escuage, and also aids for marrying the daughter or knighting the son, and all tenures of the king in capite, be likewise taken away.
Page 29 - Add to this, the untimely and expensive honour of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid. And when by these deductions his fortune was so shattered and ruined, that perhaps he was obliged to sell his patrimony, he had not even that poor privilege allowed him, without paying an exorbitant fine for a licence of alienation.
Page 8 - Though mine the sweat and danger of the day. Some trivial present to my ships I bear, Or barren praises pay the wounds of war.
Page 19 - ... and then leave the weapon where they inflicted the wound. They even try to intimidate their enemies ; for they often clatter their nippers together, as if it were to threaten thofe that come to difturb them.
Page 28 - ... wife as his lord and guardian had bartered for and imposed upon him ; or twice that value, if he married another woman. Add to this, the untimely and expensive honour of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid.

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