M. Misson's Memoirs and Observations in His Travels Over England

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D. Browne, 1719 - Great Britain - 367 pages
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Page 52 - the People of this Kingdom of England, and the Dominions thereto belonging, according to the Statutes agreed on in Parliament, and the Laws and
Page 310 - the Fight, which was with cutting Swords, and a Kind of Buckler for .Defence. The Edge of the Sword was a little blunted, and the Care of the Prizefighters was not fo much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing it dangeroufly:
Page 91 - Every one takes a Sprig, and carries it in his Hand 'till the Body is put into the Grave, at which Time they all throw their Sprigs in after it. Before they
Page 52 - Words, The Things which I have here before promised I will perform and keep': So
Page 26 - to be no Manner of Weight to him, tho' in all Appearance he puts him to great Pain. In the End,- eięther the Dog tears out the Piece he has laid Hold -on, and falls, or
Page 91 - that there were none but Women at the drinking of Butler's Wine. Such Women in England will hold it out with the Men, when they have a Bottle before them, as well as upon t'other
Page 26 - that would never end, if they did not pull him off. To call him away would be in vain ^ to give him a hundred Blows would be as much
Page 25 - one of the Dogs : The Dog runs at the Bull • the Bull, immoveable, looks down upon the Dog with an Eye of Scorn, and only turns a Horn to
Page 25 - to be done with all the Negligence in the World, gives him a Sprawl thirty Foot high, and puts him in Danger of a damnable Squelch when he comes down. This Danger would be
Page 126 - or rather with Poles plac'd upon Stakes, but three Foot from the Ground ^ and the Coaches drive round and round this; When they have turn'd for

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