Collectanea topographica et genealogica, Volume 3

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Page 315 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 325 - Is marry'd only to a thumb ; (As wise as ringing of a pig, That us'd to break up ground, and dig) The bride to nothing but her will, That nulls the after marriage still. Some were for th...
Page 326 - In later times, espousals in the church were often prohibited in France, because instances frequently occurred where the parties, relying on the testimony of the priest, scrupled not to live together as man and wife; which gave rise to much scandal and disorder.
Page 1 - In his will, dated 3rd September 1478, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, on the 8th November 1481, he directs his body to be buried in the parish church of St. John the Baptist, at Croydon, in the chapel of St. Nicholas, " before the ymage of Our Lady of Pitie.
Page 112 - ... killing the king's deer was made no longer a capital offence, but only punished by a fine, imprisonment, or abjuration of the realm. And by a...
Page 322 - The ceremony, generally speaking, was performed by the priest demanding of the parties if they had entered into a contract with any other person, or made a vow of chastity or religion ; whether they had acted for each other, or for any child they might have had, in the capacity of godfather or godmother...
Page 320 - That in no case whatsoever shall any suit or proceeding be had in any ecclesiastical court, in order to compel a celebration of any marriage in facie ecclesiae, by reason of any contract of matrimony whatsoever, whether per verba de praesenti, or per verba de futuro...
Page 322 - Marriage ensue not ; but if the man should have had a Kiss for his money, he should lose one half of that which he gave. Yet, with the woman it is otherwise, for kissing or not kissing, whatsoever she gave, she may ask and have it again. However, this extends only to Gloves, Rings, Bracelets, and such like small wares.
Page 64 - GARNEYSHE. Blue. The device on a wreath Argent and Gules, an arm erased, grasping a scymitar, Proper. Motto,
Page 113 - Court, was held before the verderors of the forest once in every forty days, to inquire into all offences against vert and venison. The Court of reward, or survey" of dogs, held every third year, for the expeditation of mastiffs.

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