Historical Memorials of Canterbury: The Landing of Augustine. The Murder of Becket. Edward the Black Prince. Becket's Shrine

J. Murray, 1868 - 302 pages

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Page 272 - In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
Page 217 - ... to have with them both men and women, that can well sing wanton songs, and some other pilgrims will have with them bagpipes, so that every town that they come through, what with the noise of their singing. and with the sound of their piping, and with the jangling of their Canterbury bells, and with the barking out of dogs after them, they make more noise than if the king came there away with all his clarions, and many other minstrels.
Page 29 - History of Rome. From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. With the History of Literature and Art.
Page 142 - Partenay to sit all at one board, and other lords, knights and squires at other tables; and always the prince served before the king as humbly as he could, and would not sit at the king's board for any desire that the king could make, but he said he was not sufficient to sit at the table with so great a prince as the king was.
Page 7 - Rambles of a Naturalist on the Shores and Waters of the China Sea. Being Observations in Natural History during a Voyage to China, Formosa, Borneo, Singapore, &c., during 1866—67.
Page 86 - ... move up into the choir for safety, darted back, calling aloud as he went, " Away, you cowards ! By virtue of your obedience I command you not to shut the door— the church must not be turned into a castle.
Page 105 - Soldiers and servants with torches searched in vain under the solid table to find the cause of its convulsions, till one of the consciencestricken knights suggested that it was indignantly refusing to bear the sacrilegious burden of their arms. So ran the popular story ; and, as late as the fourteenth century, it was still shown in the same place — the earliest and most memorable instance of a " rapping," " leaping,
Page 20 - LINDSAY'S (LORD) Lives of the Lindsays ; or, a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres. With Extracts from Official Papers and Personal Narratives. Second Edition.
Page 217 - I say to thee, that it is right well done ; that pilgrims have with them both singers and also pipers : that when one of them that goeth barefoot striketh his toe upon a stone and hurteth him sore and maketh him to bleed ; it is well done, that he or his fellow, begin then a song or else take out of his bosom a bagpipe for to drive away with such mirth, the hurt of his fellow. For with such solace, the travail and weariness of pilgrims is lightly and merrily brought forth.
Page 130 - VERY one who has endeavoured to study history, must be struck by the advantage which those enjoy who live within the neighbourhood of great historical monuments. To have seen the place where a great event happened — to have seen the picture, the statue, the tomb, of an illustrious man, is the next thing to being present at the event in person, to seeing the scene with our own eyes.

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