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" ... robbers. The bishops and learned men cursed them continually, but the effect thereof was nothing to them; for they were all accursed, and forsworn, and abandoned. To till the ground was to plough the sea: the earth bare no corn, for the land was all... "
The Early and Middle Ages of England - Page 345
by Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 472 pages
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The Saxon Chronicle, with an English Translation, and Notes, Critical and ...

1823 - 554 pages
...but the effect thereof was nothing to them ; for they were all accursed, and forsworn, and abandoned. To till the ground was to plough the sea ' : the earth...for the land was all laid waste by such deeds; and they said openly, that Christ slept, and * " Qutc sit hujus vocaluli significatio, videant alii, Gibs....
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The Metropolitan, Volume 20

1837 - 596 pages
...complete, that in the •• ,;>.i- words of the venerable Saxon Chronicle, " To till the ground UK to plough the sea, the earth bare no corn, for the land was laid ist.- by such deeds, and men openly said that Christ and his saints i . v axleep." At length...
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Historical Memoirs of the Queens of England: From the Commencement ..., Volume 1

Hannah Lawrance - 1838 - 474 pages
...; but the effect thereof was nothing to them, for they were all foresworn, accursed, and abandoned. To till the ground was to plough the sea ; the earth bare no corn, for the land was laid waste by such deeds ; and men said openly, that Christ slept, and his saints." After contemplating...
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The Early English Church

Edward Churton - 1841 - 440 pages
...priest's, but plundered both monks and clerks. Every man robbed his neighbour who could. To till the land was to plough the sea : the earth bare no corn ; for...men said openly, that Christ slept, and his saints, or such wickedness could not go unpunished." In this reign of confusion and blood, there is yet one...
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Outlines of the history of England, Volume 1

William Douglas Hamilton - 1852 - 200 pages
...the effect thereof was nothing to them, for they were all accursed, and forsworn, and abandoned. D To till the ground was to plough the sea ; the earth...for the land was all laid waste by such deeds ; and they said openly that Christ slept, and his saints. Such things, and more than we can say, suffered...
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Proceedings, Volumes 4-6

Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - 1854 - 684 pages
...all accursed and forsworn and abandoned ; to till the ground was to plough the sea ; the earth bore no corn, for the land was all laid waste by such deeds ; and they said openly that Christ slept and his Saints." Such was the miserable oppression from which the...
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Proceedings, Volume 6

Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - 1856 - 220 pages
...all accursed and forsworn and abandoned ; to till the ground was to plough the sea ; the earth bore no corn, for the land was all laid waste by such deeds ; and they said openly that Christ slept and his Saints." Such was the miserable oppression from which the...
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The holy Church throughtout all the world

Samuel Fox - 1857 - 206 pages
...did they spare a bishop's land nor an abbot's, nor a priest's, but plundered both monks and clerks To till the ground was to plough the sea ; the earth...for the land was all laid waste by such deeds ; and they said openly that CHBIST slept, and His Saints. Such things, and more than we can say, suffered...
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The student's text-book of English and general history from B.C. 100

Dorothea Beale - 1858 - 188 pages
...day's journey, and never shouldst thou find a man sitting in a town ; wretched men starved of hunger ; to till the ground was to plough the sea, the earth bare no corn, and men said openly that Christ and his saints were asleep." 1136. London was nearly destroyed by fire....
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The Early and Middle Ages of England

Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 500 pages
...peasants, maddened by misery, crowded to the roads that led from a field of battle, and smote down the fugitives without any distinction of sides. The bishops...we can say, suffered we nineteen winters, for our sins." 1 Many men once rich fled beggared out of the country, which was no home for industry. Many...
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