A Survey of London

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Whittaker, 1842 - London (England) - 222 pages

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Page 38 - savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praising God in their kind ; and for example hereof, Edward Hall hath noted, that King Henry VIII., as in the 3rd of his reign, and divers other years, so namely, in the 7th of his reign, on
Page 144 - My Lord of Ely, when I was lut in Holborn I saw good strawberries in your garden there, I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 48 - Near adjoining to this abbey, on the south side thereof, was sometime a farm belonging to the said nunnery; at the which farm I myself in my youth have fetched many a half-penny worth of milk, and never had less than three ale pints for a halfpenny in the summer, nor
Page vi - feet, ere my father heard thereof ; no warning was given him, nor other answer, when he spake to the surveyors of that work, but that their master Sir Thomas commanded them so to do ; no man durst go to argue the matter, but each man lost his land, and my father paid his whole rent, which was
Page 37 - triumphs may suffice. Now for sports and pastimes yearly used. First, in the feast of Christmas, there was in the king's house, wheresoever he was lodged, a lord of misrule, or master of merry disports *, and the like
Page 32 - and chariots forsaken, except at coronations and such like spectacles ; but now of late years the use of coaches, brought out of Germany, is taken up, and made so common, as there is neither distinction of time nor difference of persons observed ; for the world runs on wheels with many whose parents were glad to go on foot.
Page 7 - of Henry IV., they played a play at the Skinners' well, which lasted eight days, and was of matter from the creation of the world. There were to see the same the most part of the nobles and gentles in England, &c.
Page 37 - other lords, to every one a ring of gold, which they did also win. After which they were feasted, and the music sounded, the prince and lords danced on the one part with the mummers, which did also dance ; which jollity being ended, they were again made to drink, and then departed in order as they came.
Page 68 - that half which was left. Thus much of mine own knowledge have I thought good to note, that the sudden rising of some men causeth them* to forget themselves. The company of the Drapers in London bought this house, and now the same is their common hall. This company
Page 154 - worn of noblemen and others, both at home and abroad in the wars, but then (to wit in the wars) their arms embroidered, or otherwise depict upon them, that every man by his coat of arms might be known from others : but now these tabards are only worn by the

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