The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the County of Lancaster, at Smithils and Gawthorpe: From September 1582 to October 1621, Volume 43 (Google eBook)

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Page 635 - I at the strappado, or all the racks in the world, I would not tell you on compulsion. Give you a reason on compulsion ! if reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion, I. P.
Page 580 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
Page 582 - He was of a middle stature, more corpulent through his clothes than in his body, yet fat enough, his clothes ever being made large and easy, the doublets quilted for stiletto proof, his breeches in great plaits and full stuffed ; he was naturally of a timorous disposition, which was the reason of his quilted doublets...
Page 621 - PRIVY PURSE EXPENSES of HENRY VIII. by SIR HARRIS NICOLAS :—The PRIVY PURSE EXPENSES of the PRINCESS MARY, DAUGHTER of HENRY VIII. afterwards QUEEN MARY, edited by SIR FREDERIC MADDEN.
Page 719 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 577 - With us the nobility, gentry, and students do ordinarily go to dinner at eleven before noon, and to supper at five, or between five and six at afternoon. The merchants dine and sup seldom before twelve at noon and six at night, especially in London. The husbandmen dine also .'I high noon, as they call it, and sup at seven or eight : but out of term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
Page 654 - On his return he was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of...
Page 566 - This sword a dagger had, his page, That was but little for his age, And therefore waited on him so As dwarfs upon knights-errant do : It was a serviceable dudgeon, Either for fighting or for drudging : When it had stabb'd, or broke a head, It would scrape trenchers, or chip bread ; Toast cheese or bacon ; though it were To bait a mouse-trap, 'twould not care...
Page 517 - ... to the great admiration of all the beholders ; but then by little and little they grew usual among the nobility and others of sort, and within twenty years...
Page 653 - John de la Hay took of William Barnaby, lord of Lastres, in the county of Hereford, one parcel of the land of that demesne, rendering twenty-pence a year, and one goose fit for the lord's dinner on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, with suit of court and other services.