Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, Volumen46

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Chetham Society., 1858

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Página 966 - Ye shall therefore take the usual speech of the court, and that of London and the shires lying about London within sixty miles, and not much above.
Página 1008 - ... running at the quintain, and the like, are common recreations of country folks; riding of great horses, running at rings, tilts and tournaments, horses and wild-goose chases, which are the disports of great men, and good in themselves, though many gentlemen by such means gallop quite out of their fortunes...
Página 798 - Himself best knows : but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures ; Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers : and 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction.
Página 1026 - Wife, into thy garden, and set me a plot, with strawberry roots, of the best to be got: Such growing abroad, among thorns in the wood, well chosen and picked, prove excellent good.
Página 1136 - This sort of people have a certain pre-eminence and more estimation than labourers and the common sort of artificers, and these (yeomen) commonly live wealthily, keep good houses, and travell [labour] to get riches. They are also for the most part farmers to gentlemen, or at the leastwise artificers, and with grazing, frequenting of markets, and keeping of servants (not idle servants, as the gentlemen do, but such as get both their own and part of their master's living...
Página 799 - I am likewise bold to recommend my most humble duty to our dear mistress [Queen Elizabeth] by this letter and ring, which hath the virtue to expel infectious airs and is (as it telleth me) to be worn betwixt the sweet dugs, the chaste nest of pure constancy. I trust, sir, when the virtue is known, it shall not be refused for the value.
Página 892 - In the city of Gloucester the manner is (as I think it is in other like corporations) that, when players of interludes come to town, they first attend the mayor, to inform him what nobleman's servants they are, and so to get licence for their public playing; and if the mayor like the actors, or would show respect to their lord and master, he appoints them to play their first play before himself and the...
Página 1059 - As for this fellow, I cannot tell what to make of him ; save that I may guess his back to be metalled like a lamprey, that has no bone, but a line like a lute-string.
Página 941 - ... return unto his former trade), that, except some better order be taken, or the laws already made be better executed, such as dwell in uplandish towns and little villages shall live but in small safety and rest.
Página 892 - Council of the city ; and that is called the Mayor's play where every one that will comes in without money, the Mayor giving the players a reward as he thinks fit to show respect unto them.

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