A Phillip Stubbes's Anatomy of the Abuses in England in Shakspere's Youth

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New Shakespere society, 1879 - Costume

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Page 301 - Come, we'll abroad; and let's obey The proclamation made for May: And sin no more, as we have done, by staying; But, my Corinna, come, let's go a-Maying. There's not a budding boy or girl this day But is got up, and gone to bring in May. A deal of youth, ere this, is come Back, and with white-thorn laden home.
Page 301 - Come, my Corinna, come; and, coming, mark How each field turns a street, each street a park Made green and trimm'd with trees: see how Devotion gives each house a bough Or branch: each porch, each door, ere this An ark, a tabernacle is, Made up of white-thorn neatly interwove; As if here were those cooler shades of love.
Page 302 - I remember that too ; out of a scruple he took that, in spiced conscience, those cakes he made, were served to bridales, maypoles, morrices, and such profane feasts and meetings. His Christian name is Zeal-of-the-land. Lit. Yes, sir ; Zeal-of-the-land Busy.
Page 301 - There's not a budding boy or girl this day But is got up, and gone to bring in May.
Page 301 - Come, let us go, while we are in our prime, And take the harmless folly of the time ! We shall grow old apace, and die Before we know our liberty.
Page 242 - I had on a gold cable hat-band, then new come up, which I wore about a murrey French hat I had...
Page 251 - tis: five hours ago I set a dozen maids to attire a boy like a nice gentlewoman; but there is such doing with their lookingglasses, pinning, unpinning, setting, unsetting, formings and conformings; painting...
Page 260 - I must be a lady: do you wear your quoiff with a London licket ! your stamel petticoat with two guards! the buffin gown with the tuftafitty cap and the velvet lace ! I must be a lady, and I will be a lady. I like some humours of the city dames well : to eat cherries only at an angel a pound ; good : to dye rich scarlet black ; pretty : to line a grogram gown clean...
Page 241 - Car. First, to be an accomplished gentleman, that is, a gentleman of the time...
Page 268 - There are some of you Whom I forbear to name, whose coining heads Are the mints of all new fashions, that have done More hurt to the kingdom by superfluous bravery, Which the foolish gentry imitate, than a war, Or a long famine ; all the treasure, by This foul excess, is got into the merchant, Embroiderer, silkman, jeweller, tailor's hand, And the third part of the land too, the nobility Engrossing titles only.

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