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" And by our mirth expelled all moan; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant tunes are nightly blown. The Gentle Craft is fittest, then, For poor distressed gentlemen. "
The Gentle Craft - Page 21
by Thomas Deloney - 1903
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The Every-day Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1868
...or THE OEITTLE CRAFT. " Our shoes were sow'd with merry notes, And by our mirth expell'd all moan ; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant...nightly blown : The Gentle Craft is fittest then For poor distressed gentlemen 1" St. So* This representation of St. Crispin and St. Crispinian at (heir...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1826
...Crfópínían E GENTLE CRAFT. " Our shoes were sow'd with merry notes, And by our mirth expell'd all moan ; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant tunes are nightly blown : The Genllc Craft is fittest then For poor distressed gentlemen !" Si. Hngk't So*f. This representation...
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Cambridge in the long vacation: poetically described ...

Xtopher Twigum (pseud.) - Education - 1830 - 34 pages
...Tailors who will not work under price, and often strike (only for wages). The Dungs, vice versa. f Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant...nightly blown : The gentle craft is fittest then For poor distressed gentlemen. St. Hugh's Song. What boots it now, if no new boots they make, Nor measures...
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The Book of the Feet: A History of Boots and Shoes

Joseph Sparkes Hall - Boots - 1847 - 216 pages
...applied to that art : — " Our shoes were sewed with merry notes, And by oar mirth expelled all moan ; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant...nightly blown : The Gentle Craft is fittest then For poor distressed gentlemen." The immortal Sbakspere has given a speech to Henry the Fifth, before the...
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Tales, Sketches and Lyrics

R. J. MacGeorge - Canadian poetry - 1858 - 269 pages
...taper off our prelection : " Our shoes were sewed with merry notes, And by our mirth expelled all moan; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant...nightly blown : The Gentle Craft is fittest then For pool' distressed gentlemen !" AMATEUR HISTRIONICS. We learn that an appetite for private theatricals...
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Areopagitica

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1898 - 159 pages
...St. Hugh's Song,' viz. — 'Our shoes were sow'd with merry notes, And our mirth expell'd all moan; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant...nightly blown. The Gentle Craft is fittest then For poor distressed gentlemen.' What could be the origin of this phrase? The only mention of a shoemaker...
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