Social Changes in England in the Sixteenth Century as Reflected in Contemporary Literature: Part I. Rural Changes, Deel 1

Ginn, 1895 - 114 pagina's
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Pagina 69 - Five Hundred Points of good Husbandry, as well for the champion or open country, as for the woodland or several ; together with a Book of Huswifery.
Pagina 80 - ... give them grace also to consider, that they are but strangers and pilgrims in this world, having here no...
Pagina 80 - ... but seeking one to come : that they, remembering the short continuance of their life, may be content with that that is sufficient, and not join house to house, nor couple land to land, to the impovershment of other, but so behave themselves in letting out their tenements, lands, and pastures, that after this life they may be received into everlasting dwelling places : through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Pagina 24 - All their household stuff", which is very little worth, though it might well abide the sale, yet being suddenly thrust out, they be constrained to sell it for a thing of nought. And when they have wandered abroad, till that be spent, what can they then else do but steal, and then justly pardy be hanged, or else go about a begging.
Pagina 23 - ... dearest woll, there noblemen and gentlemen: yea and certeyn A.bbottes, holy men no doubt, not contenting them selfes with the yearely revenues and profytes, that were wont to grow to theyr forefathers and predecessours of their landes, nor beynge content that they...
Pagina 70 - More plenty of mutton and beef, Corn, butter, and cheese of the best, More wealth any where, to be brief, More people, more handsome and prest, Where find ye? (go search any coast,) Than there, where enclosure is most.
Pagina 24 - ... thei be so weried, that they be compelled to sell all : by one meanes therfore or by other, either by hooke or crooke they must...
Pagina 39 - Where there were in few years ten or twelve thousand people, there be now scarce four thousand ; where there were a thousand, now scarce three hundred, and in many places, where there were very many able to defend our country from landing of our enemies, now almost none. Sheep and cattle that were ordained to be eaten of men, hath eaten up the men. * * The places where poor men dwelt, clearly destroyed; lands emproved to so great rents, or so excessive fines taken, that the poor husbandmen cannot...
Pagina 79 - ... that the inhabitants thereof may both be able to pay the rents, and also honestly to live, to nourish their families, and to relieve the poor...
Pagina 39 - Enclosures at that time began to be more frequent, whereby arable land (which could not be manured without people and families) was turned into pasture, which was easily rid by a few herdsmen ; and tenancies for years, lives, and at will (whereupon much of the yeomanry lived) were turned into demesnes.

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