Proceedings, Volume 6

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Page 153 - Secretaries and sub-Committees, and for transacting other necessary business ; five of the Committee shall be a quorum. Members may attend the Monthly Committee Meetings, after the official business has been transacted. VII. — The Chairman, at Meetings of the Society, shall have a casting vote, in addition to his vote as a member.
Page 137 - The stony tower as grey with age appears ; With coats of vegetation, thinly spread, Coat above coat, the living on the dead : These then dissolve to dust, and make a way For bolder foliage, nursed by their decay : The long-enduring Ferns in time will all Die and depose their dust upon the wall ; Where the wing'd seed may rest, till many a flower Show Flora's triumph o'er the falling tower.
Page 77 - ... every powerful man made his castles, and held them against him ; and they filled the land full of castles. They cruelly oppressed the wretched men of the land with castle-works. When the castles were made they filled them with devils and evil men.
Page 78 - ' Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese and butter, for there was none in the land — wretched men starved with hunger — some lived on alms who had been erewhile rich ; some fled the country — never was there more misery, and never acted heathens worse than these.
Page 102 - This magnificent earthwork reached from the woodlands of Berkshire to the British Channel. Its remains have been carefully surveyed by Sir RC Hoare. The conquests it was intended to include, seem to have been, first, the Vale of Pewsey ; secondly, the mineral district of the Mendip Hills ; and, thirdly, the country lying between this range and the marshes of the Parret.
Page 28 - Simon de Montfort, lord of Leicester, to all who may see and hear the present page, health in the Lord ! Know all of you that I, for the good of my soul and the souls of my ancestors and successors, have granted, and by this my present charter have confirmed, on behalf of me and...
Page 102 - Wansdike from Berkshire to the Channel, then along the coast to the Parret, then up that river eastward till we strike the southern borders of Wiltshire, and then follow the first Belgic boundary across Dorsetshire to the sea, we shall have defined, with tolerable accuracy, the northern and western boundaries, which Roman geographers assigned to the Belgse proper.
Page 137 - For time has soften'd what was harsh when new And now the stains are all of sober hue; The living stains which Nature's hand alone, Profuse of life, pours forth upon the stone: For ever growing; where the common eye Can but the bare and rocky bed descry...
Page 26 - Albion says that of 75,000 knights' fees the clerical population had 27,005. Th. Eog. H. of Ay. and Prices, iv. 113. . " Know men present and future, that I Robert " son of Hugh de Wude have given and granted and " by this my present charter have confirmed to God "and...
Page 54 - Et sciendu', q' p'fati moachi ia obitu meo facient seruiciu' pro me sicud p' uno moacho ; & si m' placu'it, corpus meu' recipie't ad sepulturam. Hiis t', Hob'to filio Ursy, Joh'e filio ejus, & aliis." u Know men present and future, that I, Robert, son of Hugh de Wude, have given, and granted, and by this my present charter have confirmed, to God and S.

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