The land question viewed from a Church aspect

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byJoseph Dodd

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... dently of any external or accidental cause; and however much the limited size of our island may account for the existence of our vast colonial dependencies, it does not explain how the same habits at home, touching this one single point, find their counterpart among all classes, rich as well as poor, thousands of miles away from each other. We must look, therefore, to other causes for the phenomenon. Before the systematic, and, doubtless, the forcible settlement of the Saxons in our islandthe Bomans, and possibly the Britons also, were in some degree acquainted with their neighbours on the Continent. And, it may be, in that portion of our own country which faces the main-land, the Boman conquerors found already among the tribes a mixture of the Teutonic elementb. At all events, if there were no Teutonic soldiers in the first invasions, it was an exception to the usual Boman method of filling up the ranks of their armies. And when such was done, settlements were formed which grew up into permanent colonies. Now, descending a few years later in the history, when the Bomans had gained a firmer footing in Britain, if there were no Teutonic element within, there was an abundance of the same family without,--in the Saxon pirates who began to ravage the coasts0, and against whom the Bomans were con 1 The Saxon name became on the Continent the appellation of a confederacy of nations, though at first it denoted a single state. b Freeman, p. 11, vol. i., Norman Conquest. c A.d. 287: "The Franks and Saxons so infested the coasts of Belgium, Gaul, and Britain, that the Roman government was comstrained to establish an elaborate system of defence. Till at last, while the Eoraan powerd declined through increasing weakness at home, their enemies became stronger and more ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... dently of any external or accidental cause; and however much the limited size of our island may account for the existence of o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217391664

ISBN - 13:9780217391665

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