View Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages (volume 2) by Henry HallamView Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages (volume 2) by Henry Hallam

View Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages (volume 2)

byHenry Hallam

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... futenre.--De Contemptu Mundi, Dialog. 3, p. 367, edit. 1581. Note IV. Page 637. The progress of our language in proceedings of the legislature is so well described in the preface, to the authentic e»lition of Statutes of the Realm, published by the Record Commission, that I shall transcribe the passage, which 1 copy from Mr. Cooper's useful account of the Public Rewrite (vol. i. p. 189):--"The earliest instance recorded of the use of the English language in arty parliamentary proceeding is in 36 Edw. III. The style of the roll of that year is in French as usual, but it is expressly stated that Ihe causes of summoning the parliament were declared en Enghiis; and the like circumstance is noted in 37 and 38 Edw. III.1 In the 5th year of Richard II., the chancellor is stated to have made tm bone collation en Engleys (introductory, as was then sometimes the usage, to the commencement of business), though he made use of the common French form for opening the parliament A petition from the 'Folk of the Mercerye of London,' in the 10th year of the same reign, is in English; and it appears also that in the 17th year the Earl of Arundel asked pardon of the Duke of Lancaster by the award of the King and Loi'ds, in their presence in parliament, in a form of English words. The cession and renunciation of the crown by Richard II. is stated to have been read before the estates of the realm and the people in Westminster Hall, first in Latin and afterwards in English, but it is entered on the parliament roll only in Latin. And the challenge of the crown by Henry IV., with his thanks after the allowance of his title, in the same assembly, are recorded in English, which is termed his maternal tongue. So also is the speech of Lord William Thyrning, the Chief Justice of ...
Title:View Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217142699

ISBN - 13:9780217142694