The Anglo-Saxon Volume 3

The Anglo-Saxon Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...and police regulations for domestic tranquillity and foreign defence were nil carried into effect through the Lords Lieutenants. Within the memory of most, the Militia, the Local Militia, the Volunteer Corps, and the Yeomanry Corps, have been all under the government of the Shire. The last remnant of this array for the defence of the realm, the Yeomanry Corps, partly from the indisposition of the principal yeomanry to act in a corps where so many enter solely for the purpose of avoiding a tax on their horses, and partly from the general indifference to local duties, to which no honour is attached, and partly from the economical temper of the times, --are about to expire; so that the ancient defence of the kingdom, through the energies of the different Shires, is about to be lost in a standing army and a scattered roving police, aliens from society and offensive to the people. The office of High Sheriff also is rapidly falling into disregard. We can well recollect the splendid equipage, the full attendance of all the noblemen and gentlemen at the Grand Inquest of the County, the Judges' dinner, and the Sheriff's dinner, and the full display of pomp and majesty with which the administration of the Law at the County Assize was conducted. Early in life, on two occasions, we can remember the Lord Lieutenant, the Noblemen, and the principal Landowners of the Shire, bearing a conspicuous part on those great occasions. Now, in our retirement, we continually read such announcements as the following in the provincial journals: --" We are sorry to say the "Judges' dinner was very thinly attended, only three or four magistrates pre"sent, and those chiefly clergymen;" "The Sheriff's equipage, a pair of "horses, was more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867599
  • 9781236867599