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Page 142 - For things are not to be loved for the sake of places, but places for the sake of good things.
Page lxi - Kings, from jEthelbirht to Cnut, with an English Translation of the Saxon ; the Laws called Edward the Confessor's ; the Laws of William the Conqueror, and those ascribed to Henry the First ; also, Monumenta Ecclesiastica Anglicana, from the 7th to the 10th century ; and the Ancient Latin Version of the Anglo-Saxon Laws ; with a compendious Glossary,, &c.
Page 38 - A Practical Grammar of the Ancient Gaelic, or Language of the Isle of Man, usually called Manx.
Page 186 - Wicciorum provincia, fuerat baptizata ; erat autem filia Eanfridi, fratris Eanheri, qui ambo cum suo populo Christiani fuere.
Page 231 - Wiltshire men overcame, but both dukes were slain, 110 reason of their quarrel written ; such bickerings to recount, met often in these our writers, what more worth is it than to chronicle the wars of kites or crows, flocking and fighting in the air?
Page lxii - Or, 2 Vols, royal 8vo. cloth. Price 30s. ANCIENT LAWS AND INSTITUTES OF WALES ; comprising Laws supposed to be enacted by Howel the Good ; modified by subsequent Regulations under the Native Princes, prior to the Conquest by Edward the First ; and anomalous Laws, consisting principally of Institutions which, by the Statute of Ruddlan, were admitted to continue in force. With an English Translation of the Welsh Text. To which are added, a few Latin Transcripts, containing Digests of the Welsh Laws,...
Page 210 - But his greatest merit, which will preserve his name through all future generations, consists in his historic works, as far as they concern his own native land. If a second man like himself had arisen in his days, who with the same clear, circumspect glance, the same honest and pious purpose, had recorded the secular transactions of his forefathers, as Beda has transmitted to us those chiefly of the church, then would the history of England have been to posterity almost like revelation for Germanic...
Page 141 - Augustine, is said, in a threatening manner, to have foretold, that in case they would not join in unity with their brethren, they should be warred upon by their enemies ; and, if they would not preach the way of life to the English nation, they should at their hands undergo the vengeance of death.
Page 152 - ... door, and instantly escaping by another. While it is within it is not touched by the winter's storm, but, after having passed through a very short space of serenity, it goes forthwith from storm to storm, and vanishes from your sight. So also seems the short life of man : what follows or what precedes we know not : if, therefore, this new doctrine brings us something more certain, it is also my opinion that it should be adopted.