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the franchise, usages, and customs of the cinque ports,” and that same day shall nothing more be done. And when afterwards the said warden pleases to have an assembly of the cinque ports, to do that which pertains to his office, he shall send his letters of summons as is above said, that the bailiff and six barons of Romney come before him on such a day for reasons touching the court of Shipway. And in case that the said court be not summoned forty days before, as is above said, no mayor, bailiff, nor any other person shall go thither, nor shall they receive blame, nor be amerced.
40. Point of Shipway. Item.— It is used that no Shipway shall be holden unless the warden be there in his proper person sitting, and with him the mayors and bailiffs of the cinque ports, first to make inquest by twelve barons there sworn, if any man has spoken treason against our lord the king or his kingdom. Item,- If any man has counterfeited the seal of our said lord the king, and of false moneyers, and treasure found and concealed ; and whether any commonalty has given any false judgment; and whether any town of the ports, which was called upon by our lord the king for its service, has withheld it; and whether any bailiff has received any other custom than he ought of right, or has not made due executions as pertains to his office, or that he has in any manner resisted the franchise of the cinque ports.
And the inquest shall be made by two, three, or four men of Romney, and all the other towns assembled. And if any man of the cinque ports be found guilty by the said inquisition of treason spoken against the king or the kingdom, or counterfeiting the king's seal, or a false moneyer, immediately by the said warden and all the mayors of the cinque ports, let him be condemned to death. And if any be convicted of (concealing) treasure found, let him be condemned in all his goods and chattels, at the will and at the mercy of our lord the king; but he shall not suffer death for this. And if any commonalty be convicted of giving false judgment, they shall be condemned to have the franchise of the town seized into the hands of the king, until they shall have a new grant from the king. And in case that one prosecute la franchise, usages et custumes des Cynk Ports par soun pover gardera et maintenera ;” et mesme le jour nient plus ne deit estre fait. Et quant après que le dit gardein assemblé des Cynk Ports plest aver à faire ceo ke ap [arti] ent à soun office, il mondera ces letres de sommons com est susdit, que le bailif et vj barons de R. vienent devant lui à tiel jour pur enchesons tuchons le court de Schipweie; et en cas que la dite court ne soit som [onsé] par XL jours devant com est susdit, ne soleient ascun maire bailif ne ascun autre iluk vener, ne blame receyvre nestre amercié. •
40. Point de Schipweie. Item.-Use [est] que nule Schipweie deit estre tenus sans le gardein ne soit iluk en sa propre person seant, et od lui les mairs et bailifs de Cynk Ports, à de primes fait enquere de xij barons iluk jurés, si ascun ath purparlé treson vers notre Seignur le Roi ou sa reame. Item, si ascun ath contrefaite le seal notre dit Seignur le Roi, et de faus monaiour, et de tresor trové et conselé; et si ascun commune ath doné ascun faus juggement; et si ascun ville des ports que fust comendé de par notre Seignur le Roi davoir sa service, et le ath retreit; et si ascun bailif ath receu autre custume que de droit devereit, ou kil nath fait due execucions com à soun office apertient, ou ke le franchise de Cynk Ports en ascune manère ath contreluté. Et la enqueste sera faite par ij, iij or iiij de R. et tuts des autres villes semblés. Et si ascun des Cynk Ports soit trové coupable par la dite inquisicion de treson purparlé vers le roi ou la reame, ou contrefaite le seal de roi, ou faus monaiour, tost par le dit gardein et tuts les maires des Cynk Ports soit ajuggé à la mort. Et si ascun soit convikt de tresor trové, soit il ajuggé à tuts ces biens et chateux à la volonté et à la grace notre Seignur le Roi. Mes il ne suffra pur icele la mort. Et si ascune comune soit convikt en faus juggement doné, lour sera ajuggé que lour franchise de lour ville soit seisi en la main le Roi tank ils purount aver novel grace du Roi. Et en cas que ascune pursue vers ascune comune sur faus juggement doné, et la dite comune se puet aquiter, la persone que pursua vers la dite comune soit attaché et emprisoné notre gardein, tank il avera fait grée à la dite comune par taxacion de autres any commonalty for false judgment given, and the said commonalty can clear itself, the person who prosecuted the said commonalty shall be attached and imprisoned by our warden until he shall have made satisfaction to the said commonalty, on the taxation of the other commonalties of the cinque ports. And in case that any commonalty be convicted that it has withdrawn its service from our lord the king when it was commanded thereto by our said lord, let them have the same judgment as they would have for giving false judgment, as is above said. And [in like manner) if any bailiff be convicted of custom improperly
] taken, or of not having made due execution, or that the franchise of the cinque ports has been injured by him.
41. The king's coronation. Item. It is used, that when it happens that any king of England is crowned, the barons of the cinque ports are wont, upon summons of the king's brief directed to them, to come to the same coronation to do their due service, and he shall receive their honours (homage) in the court forty days before. That is to say, on the day of the coronation shall the two flags of silk be holden and carried between the king and the queen by thirty-two barons of the cinque ports, and by no other, and the above said thirtytwo barons or more shall come in a suit of cloth furnished at their own cost, but their expenses during the time that they are at court shall fall upon their commonalties; and when they have done their office, the aforesaid barons of the cinque ports shall have both the cloth and the apparel, as they bore them between the king and the queen. Whereof the barons of Hastings and their
. members shall have the flag and all the apparel, and the barons of Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich, shall have, of right, the other flag with all the apparel. And the thirty-two barons, together with the other barons of the cinque ports who please to come thither, are wont to have the table at the right hand of the king in the hall, as of their ancient right, and in what place soever the barons of the cinque ports are permitted to eat with him. And in the same manner the barons of the cinque ports are wont to have at every episcopal consecration the right table in the hall.
comunes de Cynk Ports. Et en caas que ascune comune soit convikt quele ath retret la service notre Seignur le Roi, com ele avoit par comondement de notre dit Seignur, aiont mesme le juggement quils en averaiount pur faus juggement doné, com est susdit: Et si ascun bailif soit convikt de male custume receu, ou quil ne fait dues execucion, ou que la franchise de Cynk Ports par lui soit blemis.
41. Coronement del Roi. Item.—Use est, que quant avient que ascun Roi dengleterre soit coroné, soleient les barons des Cynk Ports par son[monse] de bref le Roi à eux direkt, à mesme la coronement vener lour due service à faire et lour honours en la court recevra, xl jours devant. Cest à savoir, le jour del coronement deivont les ij draps de sai estre tenu et portés entre le Roi et la Reyne par xxxij barons des Cynk Ports ; et par nule autre, et deivont les susdits xxxij barons ou plus vener en une sute de draps, vestus de lour propre custage, mes lour expenses par le temps quils soient à court soient sur lour comunes. Et quant ils ount fait lour office, les avant dits barons des Cynk Ports soleiont aver ambedeux les draps od tut laparail com ils le portount entre le Roi et la Raine. Dount les barons de Hastyngs et lour menbres averont lour drap et tut laparail, et les barons de Romen, Heth, Doverr et Sanwics, lautre drap od tut laparail averont de droit. Et soleiount les xxxij barons semblement od les autres barons de Cynk Ports que iluk voilount vener, aver la table à destre main le Roi en la sale com de lour ancien droit, et en quiconque leu que les barons de Cynk Ports sount grantés od lui manger. Et en mesme la manère soleiount les barons de Cynk Ports aver à chescun sacre de eveske le destre table en la sale.
ART. VII.-BRAWLING-ST. GEORGE'S-IN-THE
REMARKABLY foolish clergyman is appointed to be А
incumbent of a parish in the most populous city of ancient or modern times. The parish is one of the roughest in the city, requiring most active, vigilant, and self-denying efforts on the part of the clergy, if they would affect any moral good founded on a religious basis. They have to fight with a deepseated aversion to themselves, as well as with permanent difficulties which beset them in the form of poverty, and those vices which again produce and perpetuate vice and poverty.
In many a parish of the metropolis there is enough of crime and misery, of brute ignorance and utter lawlessness, to make one wonder that, in spite of them, society hangs together, and that rapine and murder do not become the principles upon which the community should essay to exist. But east of that great road-artery (the streets of Gracechurch and Bishopsgate), running from the north end of London bridge towards Hackney and the marsh country formed by the Lea, lie whole cities of poverty, kingdoms of disease, and empires of human misery. There, incessant toil, the supposed curse of many of the race, would be a blessing; for it might bring sufficient food to maintain vigorous life—continuous wages, however low, would be counted an immeasurable boon, for famine might be staved off. To see how the adults of these districts might be aided in their physical and moral exigencies, and their children educated and helped to escape, if possible, from the cruel fate which seems to impend over them, are a part of the duties belonging to the sacred calling of the clergy. One would suppose that here, at least, there was no room for indulging in what the profane describe as clerical man-millinery, for playing with mediæval forms, trifling with the literature of symbols, and meditating on old church ceremonies, or new ecclesiastical dramatic tricks. Here,