The Eighth Duke of Beaufort and the Badminton Hunt: With a Sketch of the Rise of the Somerset Family

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A. Constable and Company, Limited, 1901 - Badminton hunt - 290 pages

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Page 56 - and provided for in his large expanded house. " He bred all his horses which came to the husbandry. First colts, and from thence as they were fit were taken into his equipage, and as by age or accident they grew unfit for that service they were returned to the place from whence they
Page 29 - to return them one fright for another. With that view . . . he brought them over a high bridge that arched over the moat that was between the castle and the great tower, wherein the Lord Herbert had newly contrived certain water-works, which, when the several engines and wheels were to be set
Page 18 - My Lord of Worcester I have here put last, but not least, in the queen's favour. He was of the ancient and noble blood of the Beauforts and of her grandfather's line by the mother, which the queen could never forget,
Page 60 - that pass undiscovered. All the provisions of the family came from foreign parts, as merchandise, soap and candles were made in the house, so likewise the malt was ground there, and all the drink that came to the Duke's table was of malt, sun-dried
Page 56 - notice of in Europe; and in some respects greater than most of them, to whom he might have been an example. " He had above .2,000 per annum in his hands, which he managed by stewards, bailiffs, and servants,
Page 61 - down to the small beer nothing could be more choice than the table was. It was an oblong, and not an oval, and the Duchess with two daughters only sat at the upper end. If the gentlemen chose a glass of wine, the civil
Page 60 - were made in the house, so likewise the malt was ground there, and all the drink that came to the Duke's table was of malt, sun-dried upon the leads of his house. Those are large, and the lanthorn is in the centre of an asterisk of glades cut through the wood of all the country round, four or five in a quarter almost d
Page 61 - see if all the family were there. The ordinary pastime of the ladies was in a gallery on the other side, where she had divers gentlewomen commonly at work upon embroidery and fringe-making, for all the beds of state were made and
Page 62 - ask his friends their advice about; and nothing was forced or strained, but easy and familiar, as if it was, and really so I thought it to be, the common course and way of living in that family. One thing
Page 59 - all together, and other more inferior people under these in places apart The women had their dining-room also, and were distributed in like manner—my lady's chief woman with the gentlewomen, the housekeeper with the maids

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