The Rainbow: Originally Published in the Richmond Enquirer. First series

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Ritchie & Worsley, 1804 - 72 Seiten

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Seite 37 - For, besides the scutages to which they were liable in defect of personal attendance, which however were assessed by themselves in parliament, they might be called upon by the king or lord paramount for aids, whenever his eldest son was to be knighted, or his eldest daughter married ; not to forget the ransom of his own person. The heir, on the death of his ancestor, if of full age, was plundered of the first emoluments arising from his inheritance, by way of relief and primer seisin ; and, if under...
Seite 37 - Smith very feelingly complains, " when he came to his own, after he was out of wardship, his woods decayed, houses fallen down, stock wasted and gone, lands let forth and ploughed to be barren...
Seite 37 - ... to reduce him still further, he was yet to pay half a year's profits as a fine for suing out his livery ; and also the price or value of his marriage, if he refused such wife as his lord and guardian had bartered for, and imposed upon him ; or twice that value if he married another woman. Add to this, the untimely and expensive honour of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid.
Seite 37 - In the mean time the families of all our nobility and gentry groaned under the intolerable burthens, which, in consequence of the fiction adopted after the conquest, were introduced and laid upon them by the subtlety and finesse of the Norman lawyers. For...
Seite 37 - Add to this the untimely and expensive honor of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid. And when, by these deductions, his fortune was so shattered and ruined that perhaps he was obliged to sell his patrimony, he had not even that poor privilege allowed him without paying an exorbitant fine for a license of alienation...
Seite 13 - ... the heart of every beholder. I remember, Maria at her first appearance in the ball room. She was then about fourteen years of age. — The inquiry ran — " what rose-bud of beauty is this !" The epithet was applied with peculiar propriety : it depicted in one word, her youth, her beauty, her innocence and sweetness. She danced ; when light and etherial as a sylph, she surpassed whatever we have read of the wild, the striking, the captivating graces displayed by the rural beauties of the flowery...
Seite 13 - ... description of poets. //Their benevolent breasts were fraught with a tenderness of feeling whose luxury is known only to the poor and humble. The rich and the prosperous know it only by name.\\ Their simplicity, their benevolence, their sensibility, were concentrated in the bosom of the young MARIA. They gave an emphasis to her opening beauty— suffused her cheek with a richer hue— and rode, in triumph on the beams of her eyes, through the heart of every beholder. I remember MARIA at her first...
Seite 14 - How soon was the serene and joyous morning to be overcast! A lover presented himself. Like Maria, he was in the bloom of youth, and had every advantage of person and address; but his breast was not, like Maria's, the residence of pure and exalted virtue. He loved her indeed; or rather he was infatuated by her beauty; but he was incapable of forming a correct estimate of the treasure which was lodged in her bosom; of that heart whose purity, // delicacy, \\ fidelity//, generosity\\ and sensibility,...
Seite 38 - I cannot learn that ever this custom prevailed in England, though it certainly did in Scotland (under the name of mercheta or marcheta) , till abolished by Malcolm III.

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