Festivals, Games, and Amusements, Ancient and Modern

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Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 - 382 страници
 

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Страница 335 - Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live.
Страница 369 - By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster, with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave...
Страница 16 - Now such was the height of Greek fashions, and increase of heathenish manners, through the exceeding profaneness of Jason, that ungodly wretch, and no high-priest, that the priests had no courage to serve any more at the altar ; but despising the temple, and neglecting the sacrifices, hastened to be partakers of the unlawful allowance in the place of exercise, after the game of discus called them forth ; not setting by the honours of their fathers, but liking the glory of the Grecians best of all.
Страница 170 - Her highness tooke horse, and rode into the park, at eight o'clock in the morning, where was a delicate bowre prepared, under the which were her highness musicians placed; and a cross-bow, by a nymph, with a sweet song, was delivered into her hands, to shoote at the deere ; about some thirty in number were put into a paddock, of which number she killed three or four, and the countess of Kildare one.
Страница 156 - COME, bring with a noise, My merry, merry boys, The Christmas log to the firing ; While my good dame, she Bids ye all be free, And drink to your hearts' desiring. With the last year's brand Light the new block, and For good success in his spending On your psaltries play, That sweet luck may Come while the log is a-teending.
Страница 143 - Come, let us go while we are in our prime; And take the harmless folly of the time.
Страница 158 - Box, or money gathered against that time, that masses might be made by the priests to the saints to forgive the people the debaucheries of that time : and from this, servants had the liberty to get box money, that they too might be enabled to pay the priest for his masses, knowing well the truth of the proverb : "No Penny, No Pater Noster."— Athenian Oracle, by Dunton, i., 360.
Страница 357 - ... each side: this extraordinary and superfluous space occasioned such an undulation, from the voice of every actor, that generally what they said sounded like the gabbling of so many people in the lofty aisles in a cathedral.
Страница 22 - IF THOU BE MADE THE MASTER [OF A FEAST,] LIFT NOT THYSELF up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down. And when thou hast done all thy office, take thy place, that thou mayest be merry with them, and receive a crown for thy well ordering of the feast.
Страница 226 - Meadow, where the bulls' duel began, for a common to the butchers of the town, after the first grass was...

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