The Making of England

Macmillan, 1881 - 447 sidor

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Sidan 285 - For a time it seemed as if the course of the world's history was to be changed, as if the older Celtic race that Roman and German had swept before them had turned to the moral conquest of their conquerors, as if Celtic and not Latin Christianity was to mould, the destinies of the churches of the West.
Sidan 341 - They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him ; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England. They say many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
Sidan 151 - ... rose beside the heap of goblin-haunted stones that marked the site of the villa he had burned. The...
Sidan 278 - The voice of the Irish.' And while I was repeating the beginning of the epistle, I imagined that I heard in my mind the voice of those who were near the wood of Foclut, which is near the Western Sea. And thus they cried : ' We pray thee, holy youth, to come, and henceforth to walk among us.
Sidan 390 - There is yet one sentence unwritten, dear master," said the boy. " Write it quickly," bade the dying man. " It is finished now," said the little scribe at last. " You speak truth," said the master ;
Sidan vii - ... the ground itself, where we can read the information it affords, is, whether in the account of the Conquest or in that of the Settlement of Britain, the fullest and most certain of documents.
Sidan 185 - If churls have a common meadow or other partible land' to fence, and some have fenced their part, some have not, and (cattle stray in and) eat up their common corn or grass ; let those go who own the gap and compensate to the others...
Sidan 355 - The next morning he gave it them composed in excellent verse, whereon the abbess, understanding the divine grace in the man, bade him quit the secular habit and take on him the monastic life.
Sidan 13 - Roman civilization; and, though Latin had all but wholly superseded the languages of the conquered peoples in Spain and Gaul, its use was probably limited in Britain to the townsfolk, and to the wealthier proprietors without the towns. Over large tracts of country the rural Britons seem to have remained apart from their conquerors, not only speaking their own language, and owning some traditional allegiance to their native chiefs, but retaining their native system of law.
Sidan 186 - And as they fought side by side on the field, so they dwelt side by side on the soil. Harling abode by Harling, and Billing by Billing; and each " wick" or "ham," or " stead" or "tun" took its name from the kinsmen who dwelt together in it.

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