A curious paper of the time of queen Elizabeth respecting the Office of the revels [ed. by J.O. Halliwell Phillipps]. (Google eBook)

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1872
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Page 19 - Majesties better service. Whiche platt devised to be drawen and sett fourthe in payntinge by some connynge Artificer in that Arte, and to be considered of by all the officers, And the best devise that canne be to serve the prince...
Page 18 - ... proffitte and good service of the Quenes Maiestie, by her highnes with the aduise of her most honorable pryvye Counsell the daye of Anno domini, in the fiftenth yere of her most gracious Reigne, appoynted established and straitlye comwzaunded to be observed performed fulfilled and kepte of the officers woorkemen attendaunt...
Page 20 - The cheife busynes of the office resteth specially in three poyntes. In makinge of garmentes In makinge of hedpeces and in payntinge.
Page iii - Bill of chargw and was payed for it, whereupon is gathered that John Houlte yeoman of the Revelles vsed to say Concerninge allowaunce of charges in the office of the Revelles ' it hath bene but a Taylers Bill...
Page 25 - Some one speciall officer to have comtfzaundement over theym, and Commission to rate their wages, and to punyshe them for their absence or negligence; otherwise the prince is like most comwonlye to be ill served of those kinde of men, bothe for absence, wages, wast and loyteringe, whiche breadeth the prince many tymes muche more charge...
Page 20 - resteth speciallye in three poyntes, in makinge of garmentes ; in makinge of hedpeces, and in paynting." "The connynge (ie knowledge) of the office resteth in skill of devise, in understandinge of historyes, in iudgement of comedies, tragedyes, and shewes, in sight of perspective and architecture, some smacke of geometrye and other thynges.
Page 20 - Holt, p. 426. shewes, in sight of perspective and architecture, some smacke of geometrye and other thinges wherefore the best helpe is for the officers to make good choyce of cunynge artificers severally accordinge to their best qualitie, and for one man to allowe of an other mans invencion as it is worthie. This memorandum also gives advice in regard to the "plat...
Page 27 - Journall bookes be considered of, and the remayne of stufife scene and noted, and the officers hand« sett to the Journall bookdr in allowinge or disallowinge, and order taken for the perfitinge vppe of theym into some breife order, whereto daye woulde be given as they see cause. At that tyme also woulde order be given what daye the Creditours shall bringe in their bills, at their perill, if any bill be not readye at that tyme, whiche woulde be a verye shorte daye, then that they tarye till the next...
Page v - ... both to his owne ease and the Princes good service, whiche Clerke Comptroller was John Barnard, who was the first Clerke Comptroller of the said office for the Revelles and Tentes by Patent. It might seeme that in tymes past, the same office...
Page 13 - ... comoditye, but to prouide no stuffe of anye greate charge to the prince nor deliver The Clerkes office.

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