Hudibras: in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars

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J. Walker, 44, Paternoster-row; F. C. and J. Rivington; J. Nunn; Cadell and Davies [and 15 others], 13.01.2012 - 336 Seiten
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1806. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... And terrify'd into an awe, Pass on ourselves a Salic law: 378. Pass on ourselves a Salic Law."] Pharamond, the first King of France, died about the year 42S. An ancient chronicle* gives him the credit of settling the Salic law by four lords, and says, they laboured in it for three malles or assizes: and that it is called Salic, from the Saliens, the noblest of the French people. Mezeray's History of France, translated by Bulteel, 1683, p. 7. Deserre's History of France, by Peter Matthew, 1624, p. 5, 6; Spelmanni Glossar. LexSalica, p. 36'3; Moll's Geography, p. 63. Davila's History of the Civil Wars-of France, book i. p. 3, -4. Nauclerus (vid. Chronograph, vol. if. p. 523) thinks it waS called LexSalica, from Salagustus, one of the doctors thatdrew it up. See W'hetstone's English Mirrour, 1586, lib. ii. chap. 8. p. 137. Dr. Heylin says, (Cosmography', 5tH edit. p. Iff), it was so called, as is pretended, because the words Si aliqua are so often used in it. Others call its antiquity in question, and think it was four hundred years later than Pharamond, and made by Charles the Great, against the German women inheriting lands in their small domains, between the Sala and the Elbe; and if sOj it had no signification to the French. See Echard's History of England, vol. i. p. 437, 438. But, whether the claim is in Pharamond or Charles the Great, if we may credit Dr. Howel (see his Institution of General History, part iii. p. 465, ) the first time that it was put in execution ?was after the death of EewlsX. or L wis-Hutin, the forty-sixth' King of France, who died the 5th day of June, 1316 (see Translation of Mezcray, p. 344, 345), and left his Queen Cletnentia great with child of a son, called John, who died the eighth day after he was born. He left a daugh...

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