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Seite 1 - This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world , Is now leas'd out, I die pronouncing it , Like to a tenement, or pelting farm. England , bound in with the triumphant sea , Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune , is now bound in with shame , With inky blots , and rotten parchment bonds : That England , that was wont to conqu er others , Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Seite 1 - This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world, Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it, Like to a tenement or pelting farm : England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds : That England, that was wont to conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Seite 7 - To daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, Within doors, or without, still as a fool, In power of others, never in my own; Scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.
Seite 12 - ... and lands were restored. By this means the houses being kept up, did of necessity enforce a dweller j and the proportion of land for occupation being kept up, did of necessity enforce that dweller not to be a beggar or cottager, but a man of some substance, that might keep hinds and servants, and set the plough on going.
Seite 65 - For we were nursed upon the self-same hill, Fed the same flock by fountain, shade, and rill.
Seite 25 - All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of children.
Seite 12 - That all houses of husbandry, that were used with twenty acres of ground and upwards, should be maintained and kept up for ever; together with a competent proportion of land to be used and occupied with them...
Seite 12 - This did wonderfully concern* the might and mannerhood* of the kingdom, to have farms as it were of a standard sufficient to maintain an able body out of penury*, and did in effect amortize* a great part of the lands of the kingdom unto the hold and occupation of the yeomanry or middle people, of a condition between gentlemen and cottagers or peasants.
Seite 12 - Whereby also it comes to pass, that those nations have much people, and few soldiers. Whereas the King saw, that contrariwise it would follow, that England, though much less in territory, yet should have infinitely more soldiers of their native forces than those other nations have. Thus did the King secretly sow Hydra's teeth ; whereupon, according to the poet's fiction, should rise up armed men for the service of this kingdom.