The good old times; or, The poor man's history of England. Repr

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Seite 40 - ... hurt or injured, unless by the legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land ; and all who suffered otherwise in this or the two former reigns shall be restored to their rights and possessions. Every freeman shall be fined in proportion to his fault; and no fine shall be levied on him to his utter ruin ; even a villein or rustic shall not by any fine be bereaved of his carts, ploughs, and implements of husbandry.
Seite 161 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Seite 7 - They were directed to make inquiry, not only by the legal methods of juries and witnesses, but by all other means and ways which they could devise; that is, by the rack, by torture, by inquisition, by imprisonment Where they found reason to suspect any person, they might administer to him an oath, called "ex officio...
Seite 96 - The earl smiled, and confessed that his fortune was too narrow for such magnificence. " They are most of them," subjoined he, " my retainers, who are come to do me service at this time, when they know I am honoured with your majesty's presence.
Seite 161 - that have forced me upon this. I have sought the Lord night and day, that he would rather slay me than put me upon this work.
Seite 136 - That no man should be suffered to decline, either on the left or on the right hand, from the drawn line limited by authority, and by her laws and injunctions."!
Seite 9 - Neither do we present our thanks in words, or any outward sign, which can be no sufficient retribution for so great goodness ; but in all duty and thankfulness, prostrate at your feet, we present our most loyal and thankful hearts, even the last drop of blood in our hearts, and the last spirit of breath in our nostrils, to be poured out, to be breathed up for your safety c.
Seite 96 - They are most of them," subjoined he, " my retainers, who are come to do me service at this time, when they know I am honoured with your majesty's presence." The king started a little, and said, " By my faith, my lord, I thank you for your good cheer, but I must not allow my laws to be broken in my sight. My attorney must speak with you.
Seite 141 - And to render these edicts more effectual, he afterwards inhibited the printing of any book without a licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of London, or the vice-chancellor of one of the universities, or of some person appointed by them...
Seite 136 - ... when the prince himself was present, he was the sole judge, and all the others could only interpose with their advice. There needed but this one court in any government to put an end to all regular, legal, and exact plans of liberty ; for who durst set himself in opposition to the crown and ministry, or aspire to the character of being a patron of freedom, while exposed to so arbitrary a jurisdiction ? I much question whether any of the absolute monarchies in Europe contain at present so illegal...

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