Illustrations of the history of Great Britain

Constable & Company, 1828

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Seite 58 - ... that the constitution of England had arrived to its full vigour, and the true balance between liberty and prerogative was happily established by law, in the reign of king Charles the second.
Seite 31 - No freeman,' ran the memorable article that lies at the base of our whole judicial system, 'shall be seized or imprisoned, or dispossessed, or outlawed, or in any way brought to ruin; we will not go against any man nor send against him, save by legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land...
Seite 180 - ... unto the same, being either rosted in the embers, or boiled and eaten with oile and vineger, or dressed any other way, by the hand of some cunning in cookerie.
Seite 62 - ... and at the end of each parliament the judges drew them into the form of a statute, which was entered on the statute rolls. In the reign of Henry V. to prevent mistakes and abuses, the statutes were drawn up by the judges before the end of the parliament ; and, in the reign of Henry VI. bills In the form of acts, according to the modern custom, were first introduced.
Seite 248 - I say that I am useful to the king, and to ealdormen, and to the rich, and to all people. I ascend my ship with my merchandise, and sail over the sea-like places, and sell my things, and buy dear things which are not produced in this land, and I bring them to you here with great danger over the sea ; and sometimes I suffer shipwreck, with the loss of all my things, scarcely escaping myself.
Seite 197 - I am upon this subject," says Sir John Hawkins*, " I will tell the reader a secret, which is, that music was in its greatest perfection from about the middle of the sixteenth to the beginning of the seventeenth century; when, with a variety of treble instruments, a vicious taste was introduced, and vocal harmony received its mortal wound.
Seite 248 - Will you sell your things here as you bought them there?" " I will not, because what would my labour benefit me? I will sell them here dearer than I bought them there, that I may get some profit, to feed me, my wife, and children."40 That public markets were established in various parts of England in this period, we learn from many documents.
Seite 293 - II. recommended the people to apply themselves to archery instead of " spending their time in throwing stones, wood, or iron ; in playing at hand-ball, foot-ball, or club-ball ; in bullbaiting and cock-fighting, or in more useless and dishonest games."!
Seite 62 - After the second reading, it is committed ; that is, referred to a committee: which is either selected by the House, in matters of small importance, or else, upon a bill of consequence, the House resolves itself into a committee of the whole House.
Seite 65 - The King will advise upon it." When a bill of supply is passed, it is carried up and presented to the King by the Speaker of the House of Commons, and the royal assent is thus expressed; " Le roy remercie ses loyal subjects, accepte leur benevolence, et aussi le veut ;" " The King thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and wills it so to be.