The History and Antiquities of Colchester Castle

Benham & Company, 1882 - 147 páginas
A historical and descriptive guide.

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Página 60 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Página 146 - There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic in the ruined battlement, For which the palace of the present hour Must yield its pomp, and wait till ages are its dower.
Página 63 - It was a crime in a child to read by the bedside of a sick parent one of those beautiful collects which had soothed the griefs of forty generations of Christians.
Página 36 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver, and tortured them with pains unspeakable, for never were any martyrs tormented as these were.
Página 107 - ... et à ceste cause fut contraint de se retirer dedans le chasteau, lui et ses gens, et à toute diligence mirent peine de gaigner le hault des grosses tours, et le dessus de la posterne. Car la grant porte estoit...
Página 28 - This at once falls in with the absence of all mention of the castle in Domesday. The castle was not one of the castles of the Conqueror...
Página 111 - Rowen is a field kept up till after Michaelmas, that the corn left on the ground may sprout into green.
Página 65 - Talcot's house and return, when recovered ; yet this was denied ; nay, so immoveable were they set against him, that when it was desired that he might only walk a little sometimes in the yard, they would not grant it by any means : and once the door of the hole being open, and he coming forth, and walking in a narrow yard between two high walls...
Página 141 - ceorls " have a common meadow, or other partible land to fence, and some have fenced their part, some have not, and eat up their common corn or grass ; let those go who own the gap, and compensate to the others...

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