Vetch, who is represented early in the book as a kind of old-fashioned English radical, pokes fun at Poupin: "He wants folks to be equal, heaven help him; and when he has made them so I suppose he's going to start a society for making the stars in the sky all of the same size." The most credible of James's revolutionaries--actually, the only one-is Paul Muniment
. His realism is like a refreshing cold shower.
Still later, when she sees Hyacinth losing faith in the cause but still feeling bound by his oath, she asks Muniment
to arrange for her to replace Hyacinth as designated assassin, and Muniment
looks at the floor and says, "I don't trust women--I don't trust clever women!" (2:231).
Wood also examined the Treasury muniments
relating to land which the College did own, which were more safely and methodically arranged in drawers by parishes (Life and Times, IV, 155-6).
62 Westminster Abbey Muniment
Room, Accounts of the Fraternity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 1487-90, 1505-8.
The octagonal space was used as a kitchen until the mid-1940s and then became the cathedral's muniments
and record office.
(9) Finally, there are thirty muniments
, all dated within the chronological range of the diary, but they are largely documents concerning lands in Dulwich.
In particular, Alexander shared (or at least indulged) his uncles antiquarian enthusiasms: Harbins notes of a visit he made to Combe Florey in 1734 to examine the muniments
of the parish church are preserved in the Somerset county archives.
It was in the flowing substance of things limned by statistical reports on finance, commerce, capital, industry, railways, and agriculture, by provisions of constitutional law, and by the pages of statute books--prosaic muniments
which show that the so-called civil war was in reality a Second American Revolution and in a strict sense, the First.
of Edmund de Mortimer, Third Earl of March, Concerning His Liberty of Trim." Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 60C7 (May 1932): 312-55.
Of particular interest to social and economic historians will be Ellen O'Flaherty's essay on Trinity College Dublin in 1712 (as seen through the prism of the college muniments
), in which she profiles the student body and considers the evidence for building work and the general finances of the college.
(1) National Records of Scotland (NRS), Buccleuch Muniments
, GD224/906/68, fo.
Other examples of her signature in this form--which she used up until 1498--can be found in Westminster Abbey Muniments
, MS 12182 and TNA SC1/51/189.