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Page 423 - All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient : all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
Page 192 - Had he been a private man, he would have been termed proud. But in a wise Prince, it was but keeping of distance, which indeed he did towards all; not admitting any near or full approach, either to his power, or to his secrets, for he was governed by none.
Page 251 - This term (French feaulte, f1delitas) signifies an oath taken at the admittance of every tenant, to be true to the lord of whom he holds his land ; and such tenant is said to hold his fee " per fidem et fiduciam,
Page 122 - THE FOX WITHOUT A TAIL A Fox being caught in a trap, was glad to compound for his neck by leaving his tail behind him ; but upon coming abroad into the world, he began to be so sensible of the disgrace such a defect would bring upon him, that he almost wished he had died rather than come away without it. However, resolving to make the best of a bad matter, he called a meeting of the rest of the Foxes, and proposed...
Page 424 - He was so exact in every thing he set about, that he never gave over any part of study, till he had quite mastered it. But when that was done, he went to another subject, and did not lay out his learning with the diligence with which he laid it in.
Page 429 - ... qualities without it. A good mien in a court will carry a man greater lengths than a good understanding in any other place. We...
Page 394 - Intercommoniny, where the commons of two manors lie together, and the inhabitants of both have time out of mind depastured their cattle promiscuously in each.
Page 283 - Better come at the latter End of a Feaft, than the Beginning of a Fray.