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" They consume, destroy, and devour whole fields, houses, and cities. For look in what parts of the realm doth grow the finest, and therefore dearest wool, there noblemen and gentlemen : yea, and certain Abbots, holy men... "
Observations on the Present State of the Highlands of Scotland: With a View ... - Page xviii
by Thomas Douglas Earl of Selkirk - 1805 - 223 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 41

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1829 - 590 pages
...and therefore dearest wool, there noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men, God wot, not contenting themselves with the yearly revenues...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure — nothing profiting, yea, much annoying the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 41

English literature - 1829 - 586 pages
...therefore dearest •Wool, there noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and curtain abbolt, holy men, God wot, not contenting themselves with the yearly revenues...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure — nothing profiting, yea, much annoying the...
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The Theory of Human Progression, and Natural Probability of a Reign of Justice

Patrick Edward Dove - Political science - 1856 - 532 pages
...dearest wool ; there, noblemen and gentlemen • — yea, and certain abbots^ holy men^ God wot! — not contenting themselves with the yearly revenues...their forefathers and predecessors of their' lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, yea, much annoying the weal...
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Popular History of England, Volume 2

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 1857 - 560 pages
...the finest and therefore dearest wool, — there, noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men, no doubt, not contenting themselves with...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, yea, much noying the weal...
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Land Systems and Industrial Economy of Ireland, England, and Continental ...

Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie - Europe - 1870 - 412 pages
...More complained : — ' Noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, not contenting tbemselves with the yearly revenues and profits that were wont...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, leave no ground for tillage. They inclose all into pastures ; they throw down houses ; they pluck down...
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The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society ..., Volume 2

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 1874 - 562 pages
...the finest and therefore dearest wool, — there, noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men, no doubt, not contenting themselves with...grow to their forefathers and predecessors of their lauds, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, yea, much noying the...
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Primitive Property

Emile de Laveleye - Land use - 1878 - 486 pages
...Sir Thomas More echoes the same complaints:—" Noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and even certain abbots, not contenting themselves with the yearly revenues...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, leave no ground for tillage. They inclose all into pastures; they throw down houses; they pluck down...
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The English Poor: A Sketch of Their Social and Economic History

Thomas Mackay - England - 1889 - 320 pages
...grow the finest and therefore dearest wool, there noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men no doubt, not contenting themselves with...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, nay, much noying the public...
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The English Poor: A Sketch of Their Social and Economic History

Thomas Mackay - England - 1889 - 328 pages
...grow the finest and therefore dearest wool, there noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men no doubt, not contenting themselves with...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, nay, much noying the public...
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The English Poor: A Sketch of Their Social and Economic History

Thomas Mackay - England - 1889 - 328 pages
...grow the finest and therefore dearest wool, there noblemen and gentlemen, yea, and certain abbots, holy men no doubt, not contenting themselves with...their forefathers and predecessors of their lands, nor being content that they live in rest and pleasure, nothing profiting, nay, much noying the public...
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