And like the prospector who unknowingly tramples over valuable ore, we have used this word over and over wit out realizing the scope and depth of its meaning.
Now the nobility They toot possession of the favorable tracts of land in Europe, Asia, and Africa, by decree or self inspired divine sanction, similar to that used by the Pope in dispossessing the American Indians when he gave away half of the continent at one time.
Cities may burn, floods may destroy, pestilences may kill, and wars may ravage, yet a word may survive; the decrees of judges, edicts of emperors, bulls of popes, may not be sufficient to remove a word from the speech of a people.
For some unknown reason there exists within the midst of our languages a very significant word, the meaning of which has been lost for many generations.
Upon the hill the Illi built a castle, a castelle, or a citadel which literally means a house of the Illi.
Up the high mountains in Spain the whole country was called Castille.
The word "lord" was originally Laford and the vassal was his servant.