Burgage – a tenure by which real property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord for a yearly rent or for watching and warding; a tenure whereby burgesses or townspeople held lands or tenements of the king or other lord, usually for a fixed money rent or the rendering of a service.
Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse but not to abuse.
If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion. – Dalai Lama