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Page 16 - ... being acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the several! scenes, very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators : and contain'd the story of the New Testament, composed into old English Rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS.
Page 16 - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page 284 - Philadelphia, be, and shall be, for ever hereafter, persons able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Page 138 - I was spectator of the most magnificent triumph •that ever floated on the Thames,* considering the innumerable boats and vessels, dressed and adorned with all 'imaginable pomp...
Page 137 - When Henry VII. willed the coronation of his Queen Elizabeth, she came from Greenwich attended by " barges freshly furnished with banners and streamers of silk." When Henry VIII. avowed his marriage with Anne Boleyn, she was brought by " all the crafts of London" from Greenwich to the Tower, "trumpets, shawms, and other divers instruments, all the way playing and making great melody.
Page 277 - ... shall, forever hereafter, be clerk of the market of us, our heirs and successors, within the city aforesaid and the limits, liberties, and precincts thereof, and that the mayor of the said city for the time being, by himself or his deputy, may and shall have full power and authority to do and execute and shall and may do and execute...
Page 286 - Company, should be subject and obedient to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen of the city of London.
Page 216 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London, for the first Colony in Virginia.