A Life of Anthony Ashley Cooper: First Earl of Shaftesbury. 1621-1683, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1871 - Great Britain - 482 pages

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Page 20 - The first was a harder work, it having been a foolish custom of great antiquity that one of the seniors in the evening called the freshmen (which are such as came since that time twelvemonth) to the fire and made them hold out their chin, and they with the nail of their right thumb, left long for that purpose, grate off all the skin from the lip to the chin, and then cause them to drink a beer glass of water and salt.
Page 254 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom, and that we shall be ready to consent to such an act of parliament as upon mature deliberation shall be offered to us for the full granting that indulgence.
Page 216 - I do declare and promise that I will be true and faithful to the commonwealth of England, as the same is now established, without a King or House of Lords...
Page xviii - ... not intimately acquainted with her. This made him very popular ; always speaking kindly to the husband, brother, or father; who was to boot very welcome to his house, whenever he came. There he found beef, pudding, and small beer in great plenty. A house not so neatly kept as to shame him or his dirty shoes : the great hall strewed with marrow-bones, full of hawks...
Page 268 - ... enable him to exercise, with a more universal satisfaction, that power of dispensing, which he conceived to be inherent in him...
Page 19 - I was often one of the disputants, and gave the sign and order for their beginning ; but being not strong of body was always guarded from violence by two or three of the sturdiest youths, as their chief, and one who always relieved them when in prison and procured their release, and very often was forced to pay the neighbouring farmers, when they of our party that wanted money were taken in the fact, for more geese...
Page xxiii - To adjust the minute events of literary history, is tedious and troublesome ; it requires, indeed, no great force of understanding, but often depends upon inquiries which there is no opportunity of making, or is to be fetched from books and pamphlets not always at hand.
Page xix - He drank a glass or two of wine at meals ; very often syrup of giliflower in his sack, and had always a tun glass without feet stood by him, holding a pint of small beer, which he often stirred with rosemary.
Page 20 - They pressing at the door, some of the stoutest and strongest of our freshmen, giant-like boys, opened the doors, let in as many as they pleased and shut the door by main strength against the rest ; those let in they fell upon and had beaten very severely, but that my authority with them stopped them, some of them being considerable enough to make terms for us, which they did, for Dr.
Page 294 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...

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