Cęsarea: or, An account of Jersey. To which are added, Notes and illustrations, by E. Durell

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Page 287 - Stretch'd on the lawn his second hope survey, At once the chaser, and at once the prey ! Lo Rufus, tugging at the deadly dart, Bleeds in the forest like a wounded hart ! Succeeding monarchs heard the subjects...
Page 226 - Year of our Reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the nine and thirtieth.
Page 64 - French received them at their landing ; and searching every of them so narrowly as they could not hide a penknife, gave them leave to draw their coffin up the rocks with great difficulty : some part of the French took the Flemish boat, and rowed aboard their ship, to fetch the commodities promised, and what else they pleased ; but being entered, they were taken and bound. The Flemings on the land, when they had carried their coffin into the chapel, shut the door to them ; and taking their weapons...
Page 286 - Nimrod first the bloody chase began, A mighty hunter, and his prey was man; Our haughty Norman boasts that barbarous name, And makes his trembling slaves the royal game. The fields are ravish'd from th...
Page 91 - HEnry, by the grace of God, king of England and France, and lord of Ireland, to all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.
Page 287 - From men their cities, and from Gods their fanes: The levell'd towns with weeds lie cover'd o'er; The hollow winds thro' naked temples roar; Round broken columns clasping ivy twin'd; O'er heaps of ruin stalk'd the stately hind; The fox obscene to gaping tombs retires, And savage howlings fill the sacred quires. Aw'd by his Nobles, by his Commons curst, Th...
Page 11 - Ch. xi. after his decease, the Conqueror had caused several houses to be pulled down for enlarging the area, and amongst them one whose owner had received no satisfaction for his loss. The son of that person (*) observing the Grave to be...
Page 64 - French that they might bury their Merchant in hallowed Ground, and in the Chapel of that Isle; offering a Present to the French of such Commodities as they had aboard. Whereto (with Condition that they should not come ashore with any Weapon, not so much as with a Knife), the French yielded.
Page 64 - Mary's time surprised by the French, and could never have been recovered again by strong hand, having cattle and corn enough upon the place to feed so many men as will serve to defend it, and being every way so inaccessible, that it might be held against the great Turk. Yet by the industry of a gentleman of the Netherlands, it was in this sort regained. He anchored in the road with one ship...

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