It had never occurred to me that a parson has no fee-simple in the house and glebe he occupies.
This field extended to the limits of the glebe, which was enclosed on that side by a privet-hedge.
One could almost make an accurate restoration drawing of this glebe house from the description.
There was much to do out of the house also, what with the cows and the garden and the glebe.
But the parsonage house and ten acres of glebe situate most conveniently for occupation must not be leased.
A terrier of glebe lands, with any exchange noted, should be made.
The Great North Road should have been bordered all its length with glebe.
Is the culture to be slovenly where the glebe is so fertile?
Nor of course do they prevent an incumbent from farming, if he pleases, his own glebe lands.
Tithes in Ribbesford manor, £30; in Bewdley, £48; glebe, £2.
c.1300, from Old French glebe, from Latin gleba, glaeba "clod, lump of earth," from PIE *glebh- "to roll into a ball" (cf. Latin globus "sphere;" Old English clyppan "to embrace;" Lithuanian glebys "armful," globti "to embrace, support"). Earliest English sense is "land forming a clergyman's benefice," on notion of soil of the earth as source of vegetable products.