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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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Manual of English history simplified; or, Our country's story, by a lady [J ...

Jane Budge - 1866 - 296 pages
...was the cause covered the land with misery and woe. An old writer who lived in those days, says—"To till the ground was to plough the sea; the earth bare no corn, for the land was ah 1 laid waste by such deeds ; and men said openly that Christ slept and his saints." 1. Who disputed...
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History of England During the Early and Middle Ages, Volume 1

Charles Henry Pearson - 1867 - 706 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."3 Many men once rich fled 1 The chronicler of Waltham ab- pare c. 65 for an amusing account of...
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The effects of the Norman Conquest. 1876

Edward Augustus Freeman - 1876 - 984 pages
...men, and some fled out of the land. In those days the earth bare no corn, for the land was all fordone by such deeds, and men said openly that Christ slept and His hallows.2 In this wonderful picture, put forth with all the matchless strength of our ancient tongue,...
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The History of the Norman Conquest of England: The effects of the Norman ...

Edward Augustus Freeman - 1876 - 668 pages
...men, and some fled out of the land. In those days the earth bare no corn, for the land was all fordone by such deeds, and men said openly that Christ slept and His hallows.3 In this wonderful picture, put forth with all the matchless strength of our ancient tongue,...
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The Childhood of the English Nation; Or, The Beginnings of English History

Ella S. Armitage - 1877 - 276 pages
...reprobate. The earth bare no corn, yon might as well have tilled the sea, for the land was all ruined by such deeds, and men said openly that Christ slept and his saints. These things, and more than we can say, did we suffer nineteen years for our sins.' ' The only part...
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History of England. Pt. 1, by A.H. Dick; pt. 2, by T. Morrison, Part 1

Archibald Hastie Dick - 1882 - 126 pages
...time we read these words : — " To till the land was to plough the sea ; the earth bare no corn ; and men said openly that Christ slept, and His saints....things, and more than we can say, suffered we nineteen years for our sins." In the end Queen Maud retired to Normandy ; and her son, Prince Henry of Anjou,...
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History of England for Beginners

Arabella Burton Buckley - 1887 - 466 pages
...churchyard, but took all the goods that were therein, and then burnt the church and all together. . . . The earth bare no corn, for the land was all laid...waste by such deeds, and men said openly that Christ and His saints slept." Trouble and death pressed hard upon the people, and awoke the old spirit of...
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Lectures on the History of English Literature

William Marvel Nevin - 1895 - 526 pages
...and some fled out of the land. In those days the earth bore no corn, for the land was all foredone by such deeds; and men said openly that Christ slept, and His Hallows also, that is, His Saints. 79. The Moralities. The first stage in the way of laicizing the...
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History of Hastings Castle: The Castlery, Rape and Battle of ..., Volume 1

Charles Dawson (F. S. A.) - 1909 - 396 pages
...and forsworn,1 and lost. Whatever man tilled, the earth bare no corn ; for the land was all foredone by such deeds ; and men said openly that Christ slept and His Hallows. Such, and more than we can say, we suffered nineteen years for our sins " * (Petrib Chron.,...
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The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research ..., Volume 4

Josephus Nelson Larned - 1923 - 992 pages
...maddened by misery, crowded to the roads that led from a field of battle, and smote down the fueitives without any distinction of sides. The bishops cursed...than we can say, suffered we nineteen winters for our sins' (AS Chronicle). . . . Many soldiers, sickened with the unnatural war, put on the white cross...
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