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Страница 286 - 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
Страница 297 - ... grave and learned matters, I give it entire. The boar's head in hand bear I, Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary; And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio. Caput apri defero Reddens laudes Domino.
Страница 290 - Formerly, and still in all the smaller towns and villages throughout North Germany, these presents were sent by all the parents to some one fellow who in high buskins, a white robe, a mask, and an enormous flax wig, personates Knecht Rupert, ie the servant Rupert.
Страница 28 - Man told me, that they were looking for a Coal under the Root of a Plantain, to put under their Heads that Night, and they should Dream who would be their Husbands : It was to be found that Day, and Hour.
Страница 102 - ... resolved to remove his body into the choir, which was to have been done with solemn procession on the 15th of July. It rained, however...
Страница 143 - Alderman's house, and then hivie skivy, tag and rag, men, women, and children of all sorts and sizes, with all the dogs in the town, promiscuously running after him with their bull-clubs, spattering dirt in each other's faces, that one would think them to be so many Furies started out of hell for the punishment of Cerberus...
Страница 85 - Masons have a great regard to the reputation as well as profit of their order ; since they make it one reason for not divulging an art in common that it may do honour to the possessors of it. I think in this particular they show too much regard for their own society, and too little for the rest of mankind.
Страница 203 - Shropshire are directed to come forth to do their suit and service ; on which the senior alderman below the chair steps forward, and chops a single stick, in token of its having been customary for the tenants of that manor to supply their lord with fuel. The owners of a forge in the parish of St. Clement (which formerly belonged to the city, and stood in the high road from the Temple to Westminster, but now no longer exists,) are then called forth to do their suit and service ; when an officer of...
Страница 216 - Mulvay, having each man his provision along with him ; every family furnish' da peck of malt, and this was brewed into ale : one of their number was picked out to wade into the sea, up to the middle, and carrying a cup of ale in his hand, standing still in that posture...
Страница 14 - These were called bonfires as well of good amity amongst neighbours that, being before at controversy, were there by the labour of others reconciled, and made of bitter enemies, loving friends, as also for the virtue that a great fire hath to purge the infection of the air.