1775, A Collection of Curious Diſcourſes Written by Eminent Antiquaries upon Several Heads in Our Engliſh Antiquities, volume II, page 78.
The conquerour, to winne the fauour of the people, did yeeld to them to be gouerned by St. Edward’s laws. And yet, that hee might the better ouer-rule, he followed the courſe of the French and Norman gouernment. That was, in appointing ſtately offices to high and noble perſonages, knowing this to be a cheife poynt in gouernment, to haue authority regarded : as it is ſet downe in the præamble of the ſayd Black booke.
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