Bygone England: Social Studies in Its Historic Byways and High-ways

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Hutchinson & Company, 1892 - 258 страници

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Страница 159 - T will whisper in her ear, and all the scene unfold. Lo now with state she utters the command! Eftsoons the urchins to their tasks repair ; Their books of stature small they take in hand, Which with pellucid horn secured are, To save from finger wet the letters fair : The work so gay that on their back is seen, St.
Страница 50 - Kingdom, or that he ought not to enjoy the same, here is his Champion, who saith that he lieth, and is a false traitor; being ready in person to combat with him, and in this quarrel will adventure his life against him on what day soever he shall be appointed.
Страница 248 - When rosemary, and bays, the poet's crown, Are bawl'd, in frequent cries, through all the town, Then judge the festival of Christmas near, Christmas, the joyous period of the year. Now with bright holly all your temples strow, With laurel green, and sacred misletoe.
Страница 2 - George's banner, broad and gay, Now faded, as the fading ray Less bright, and less, was flung ; The evening gale had scarce the power To wave it on the donjon tower, So heavily it hung. The scouts had parted on their search, The castle gates were barred ; Above the gloomy portal arch, Timing his footsteps to a march, The warder kept his guard, Low humming, as he paced along, Some ancient Border gathering song.
Страница 50 - GEORGE the Fourth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith...
Страница 138 - Now voices over voices rise, While each to be the loudest vies : They contradict, affirm, dispute, No single tongue one moment mute; All mad to speak, and none to hearken, They set the very lap-dog barking; Their chattering makes a louder din Than...
Страница 109 - The laws have set him bounds; his servile feet Should ne'er encroach where posts defend the street.
Страница 101 - A house she hath ; it's made of such good fashion, The tenant ne'er shall pay for reparation ; Nor will her landlord ever raise her rent, Or turn her out of doors for nonpayment. From chimney money too this cell is free. To such a house who would not tenant be?
Страница 134 - Tea in England hath been sold in the leaf for six pounds, and sometimes for ten pounds the pound weight, and in respect of its former scarceness and dearness it hath been only used as a regalia in high treatments and entertainments, and presents made thereof to princes and grandees till the year 1657.
Страница 152 - Turk's drink at meals and other times is usually water, and their diet consists much of fruit ; the crudities whereof are very much corrected by this drink. The quality of this drink is cold and dry ; and though it be a drier, yet it neither heats nor inflames more than hot posset. It so incloseth the orifice of the stomach, and fortifies the heat within, that it is very good to help digestion ; and therefore of great use to be taken about three or four o'clock after noon, as well as in the morning.