Crown


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Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to five shillings, or 1/4 of one British pound. The last crown was minted in 1965. Following decimalization in 1971, a 25-pence coin was minted to replace the crown. Informally, crowns were called dollars, recalling the time when one pound was worth four U.S. dollars.
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Emma was most happy to be called to such a council; and her father, engaging to think it all over while she was gone, the two young people set off together without delay for the Crown.
Then take this glittering crown, hard and cold as your own heart will be, if you will shut out all that is bright and beautiful.
Choose the Flower crown, and we will be the truest subjects you have ever had.
Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
On she went to the Frost-King's throne, bearing two crowns, one of sparkling icicles, the other of pure white lilies, and kneeling before him, said,--
I am contented thou hast well spoken, Isaac six hundred crowns.
Or, if so please you,'' said Isaac, willing to curry favour with the outlaws, ``I can send to York for the six hundred crowns, out of certain monies in my hands, if so be that the most reverend Prior present will grant me a quittance.
I am a broken and impoverished man; a beggar's staff must be my portion through life, supposing I were to pay you fifty crowns.
But since ye require me to put a price upon this caitiff, I tell you openly that ye will wrong yourselves if you take from him a penny under a thousand crowns.
Deal uprightly with us, Isaac will paying this ransom of a thousand crowns leave thee altogether penniless?
As to the fifteen hundred crowns -- that would be paying too dear for what a little vigilance would procure him for nothing.
there are my three hundred thousand crowns broken into.