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" The population, sparse as it was, was perpetually thinned by pestilence and want. Nor was the state of the townsman better than that of the rustic ; his bed was a bag of straw, with a fair round log for his pillow. If he was in easy circumstances, his... "
Harper's Magazine - Page 247
1863
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A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe

John William Draper - Europe - 1863 - 631 pages
...a bag of straw, with a fair round log for his pillow. If he was in easy circumstances, his clothing was of leather ; if poor, a wisp of straw wrapped...the troops of pilgrims, mendicants, pardoners, and ecclesiastics of every grade who hung round the Church, to the nightly wassail and rioting drunkenness...
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A HISTORY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER M.D., LLD - 1864
...a bag of straw, with a fair round log for his pillow. If he was in easy circumstances, his clothing was of leather ; if poor, a wisp of straw wrapped...intervened between reed cabins in the fen, the miserable wig» warns of villages, and the conspicuous walls of the castle and monastery. Well might they who...
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A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe

John William Draper - Europe - 1875 - 873 pages
...a hard round log for his pillow. If he was in easy circumstances, his clothing was of leather, 5.f poor, a wisp of straw wrapped round his limbs kept...the troops of pilgrims, mendicants, pardoners, and ecclesiastics of every grade who hung round the Church, to the nightly wassail and rioting drunkenness...
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England's supremacy: its sources, economies and dangers

James Stephen Jeans - 1885
...want. It was a miserable social condition, when nothing intervened between the reed cabins in the fens, the miserable wigwams of villages, and the conspicuous walls of the castle and the monastery. Rural life had but little improved since the time of Caesar; in its physical aspect...
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England's Supremacy: Its Sources, Economics and Dangers

James Stephen Jeans - Great Britain - 1885 - 447 pages
...want. It was a miserable social condition, when nothing intervened between the reed cabins in the fens, the miserable wigwams of villages, and the conspicuous walls of the castle and the monastery. Eural life had but little improved since the time of Caesar ; in its physical aspect...
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Poverty of India: Papers and Statistics

Dadabhai Naoroji - Great Britain - 1888 - 227 pages
...better than that of the rustic ; his bed was a bag of straw, with a fair round log for his pillow. ... It was a melancholy social condition when nothing...villages, and the conspicuous walls of the castle and the monastery. . . . Rural life had but little improved since the time of Caesar ; in its physical...
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American Medicine, Volume 31

Medicine - 1925
...circumstances, his clothing was of leather, if poor, a wisp of straw wrapped around his limbs kept off the cold. Well might they who lived in those times bewail the...the troops of pilgrims, mendicants, pardoners, and ecclesiastics of every grade who hung around the church, hard by the castle hall, secure behind it's...
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