An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex: Which are Not Described in the Environs of London

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T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1800 - London (England) - 316 pages
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Page 127 - I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two haycocks; but his attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower.
Page 63 - ... to pledge these two royal princes. Then went the cups so merrily about, that many of the Frenchmen were faine to be led to their beds. Then rose up my Lord, and went into his privy chamber, to pull off his bootes, and to shift him, and then went he to supper...
Page 61 - ... with great lights, and a great fire of wood and coales. The next chamber, being the chamber of presence, was hanged with very rich arras, and a sumptuous cloth of estate furnished with many goodly gentlemen to serve the tables, ordered in manner as the other chamber was, saving that the high table was removed beneath the cloth of estate toward the middest of the chamber covered.
Page 62 - I noted was a chess-board, made of spiced plate, with men there of the same, and for the good proportion, and because the Frenchmen be very cunning and expert in that play, my Lord Cardinal gave the same to a gentleman of France, commanding there should be made a goodly case for the preservation thereof in all haste, that he might convey the same safe into his countrey. Then tooke my Lord a bole of gold filled with ipocrasse, and putting off his cap, said...
Page 61 - This cupboord was barred round about, that no man could come nigh it, for there was none of all this plate touched in this banquet, for there was sufficient besides. The plates that did hang on the walls to give light were of...
Page 127 - ... beans and bacon, and a barn-door fowl. Now his lordship is run after his cart, I have a moment left to myself to tell you, that I overheard him yesterday agree with a painter for 200 to paint his country-hall with trophies of rakes, spades, prongs, &c. and other ornaments, merely to countenance his calling this place a farm...
Page 61 - ... it forth. This cupboord was barred round about, " that no man could come nigh it, for there was none of all this " plate touched in this banquet, for there was fufficient befides.
Page 59 - Court, commanding them neither to spare for any cost, expense, or travayle, to make such a triumphant banquet, as they might not only wonder at it here, but also make a glorious report of it in their country, to the great honour of the king and his realm.
Page 99 - WILLIAM MURREY's from Scotland. UR refident Tom, From Venice is come, And hath left the ftatefinan behind him : Talks at the fame pitch, Is as wife, is as rich ; And juft where you left him, you find him. , But who fays he was not A man of much plot, May repent that falfe accufation ; Having plotted and penn'd Six plays, to attend The farce of his negotiation.
Page 64 - On the 29th day of December, she sate with their Majesties and the Nobility at a grand spectacle of justing, when two hundred spears were broken. Half of the combatants were accoutred in the Almaine, and half in the Spanish3 fashion.

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