He might (they said) call to remembrance, how his noble progenitour king Edward the third, his grandfather, and prince Edward his father had trauelled in heat and cold, with great anguish and troubles incessantlie, to make a conquest of France, that rightfullie apperteined vnto them, and now to him, in which wars he might likewise remember how manie lords, noble men, and good commons of both realmes had lost their liues, and what charges both the realmes likewise bare in mainteining those warres: and now (the more pitie) greater burthens were laid vpon the necks of the English subiects for the supportation of his charges, by reason whereof, they were so low brought (said they) that they haue not to paie their rents, and so by such meanes was his power decaied, his lords brought behind hand, and all his people sore impouerished.
There was one Titus Latinus, a man of no great note, but a respectable citizen and by no means addicted to superstition. After which in the fortie six yeare of Edward the third, and in the yeare of our Lord 1371, when the Frenchmen besieged Rochell, he was sent with an armie of men to the rescue of the same. They persisted in meeting as usual. The defence, however, was vigorous; and night coming on, the enemy was thrown into as much confusion as our troops, engaged, were. When the litter reaches the appointed spot, the servants loose her bonds, and the chief priest, after private prayer and lifting his hands to Heaven before his dreadful duty, leads her out, closely veiled, places her upon a ladder which leads down into the subterranean chamber.
Ivan de Biron: A Novel. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Also when the mind is grieved for anything that is happened by the divine providence, then doth it likewise forsake its own place. It was my plan, therefore, to get to the railroad east of Vicksburg, and approach from that direction. He receiued fortie pounds, besides other gifts, of the moonks of the Cisteaux order, to grant to them a generall licence to eat flesh indifferentlie, as well abroad, as they had béene accustomed to doo at home within their monasteries.
Cui prodest scelus, is fecit—He has committed the crime who profits by it. Fulgente trahit constrictos gloria curru, / Non 20 minus ignotos generosis—Glory draws all bound to her shining car, low-born and high-born alike. xii, 1; Plutarch, Artaxerx. He lets them enter the tête-de-pont. As for his character, according to the legend, he was a luxurious prince, who discovered the art of dressing a meal, and taught his subjects to eat in a reclining posture.
The badger’s name was Josiah; the particular little boy whose property he was used to carry him about, clasped firmly around what would have been his waist if he had had any. Only in the time of Caesar Augustus, after he had conquered Antonius, it was closed; and before that, during the consulship of Marcus Atilius and Titus Manlius, for a short time, and then was almost immediately reopened, as a new war broke out. The art of physic is not so fixed, that we need be without authority for whatever we do; it changes according to climates and moons, according to Fernel and to Scaliger.—[Physicians to Henry II.]—If your physician does not think it good for you to sleep, to drink wine, or to eat such and such meats, never trouble yourself; I will find you another that shall not be of his opinion; the diversity of medical arguments and opinions embraces all sorts and forms. The headsman marched before him with his axe, and on reaching his cell in the castle Argyll was put into irons, and informed that his execution would quickly follow. The news of these proceedings of the army carried consternation into the two Houses of Parliament, and into the City, where the Presbyterian party was in full strength.
I went so far as to try to utilize my family[Pg 310] connections. Advantage was taken of this circumstance to bring into discredit the confederation of Horne Tooke (who held more democratic views) with Fox for the advancement of the reform cause. Borís did not laugh. Prince Andrew looked at him and without replying went on speaking to Alpátych. The American expeditions have been among the most successful ones in this field.
From taxation they proceeded to law, and prepared a Bill to abolish the Court of Chancery, in which the abuses and delays had been a constant source of complaint in petitions to Parliament for years. Dreadful as was the condition to which the fiendish ambition of Louis XIV.