Five hundred points of good husbandry,: as well for the champion or open country, as for the woodland or several; together with A book of huswifery. Being a calendar of rural and domestic economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a picture of the agriculture, customs, and manners of England, in the sixteenth century (Google eBook)

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Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1812 - Agriculture - 374 pages
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Page 315 - From Paul's I went, to Eton sent, To learn straightways the Latin phrase, Where fifty-three stripes given to me At once I had. For fault but small, or none at all, It came to pass thus beat I was; See, Udal, see the mercy of thee To me, poor lad.
Page xxxviii - North winds send hail, South winds bring rain, East winds we bewail, West winds blow amain; North-east is too cold, South-east not too warm, North-west is too bold, South-west doth no harm.
Page 269 - ... about him ; the rest of the fellows are blinded, and have boughs in their hands, with which they chase this fellow and his hen, about some large court or small enclosure. The fellow with his hen and bells shifting as well as he can, they follow the sound, and sometimes hit him and his hen ; other times, if he can get behind one of them, they thresh one another well...
Page 18 - No sooner a sowing, but out by and by, with mother or boy, that alarum can cry; And let them be armed with sling or with bow, to scare away pigeon, the rook, and the crow.
Page 167 - The hop for his profit I thus do exalt, It strengthened drink, and it favoureth malt ; And being well brewed, long kept it will last, And drawing abide if ye draw not too fast.
Page 69 - Of all other doings, house-keeping is chief, For daily it helpeth the poor with relief : The neighbour, the stranger, and all that have need, Which causeth thy doings the better to speed. Though hearken to this, we should ever among, Yet chiefly at Christmas, of all the year long . Good cause of that use may appear by the name, Though niggardly niggards do kick at the same.
Page 21 - Wife, into thy garden, and set me a plot, with strawberry roots, of the best to be got: Such growing abroad, among thorns in the wood, well chosen and picked, prove excellent good.
Page 73 - To welcome good neighbour, good cheer to have some. Good bread and good drink, a good fire in the hall, Brawn, pudding, and souse, and good mustard withal. Beef, mutton, and pork, shred pies of the best, Pig, veal, goose, and capon, and turkey well drest, Cheese, apples, and nuts, jolly Carols to hear, As then in the country, is counted good cheer.
Page v - Five hundreth pointes of good Husbandrie, as well for the champion or open countrie, as also for the Woodland or severall, mixed in everie month with Huswiferie, over and besides the booke of Huswiferie.

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