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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. from the Earliest Period ...
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Page 165 - Brescia, who lived at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century, and died 1510, at Bergamo, at a very advanced age.
Page 134 - The country people flock from all sides, many miles off, to hear and see it ; for they have therein devils and devices, to delight as well the eye as the eare ; the players conne not their parts without booke, but are prompted by one called the ordinary, who followeth at their back with the book in his hand, and telleth them softly what they must pronounce aloud.
Page 28 - Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.
Page 132 - To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubin, and Seraphin : continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy Glory.
Page 277 - Let Ralph come out on May-day in the morning, and speak upon a conduit, with all his scarfs about him, and his feathers, and his rings, and his knacks.
Page 306 - Lear. What! art mad? A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears-: see how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief.
Page 145 - World, yet newly revived; with the addition of Noah's Flood; also several fountains playing water during the time of the play. The last scene does...
Page 243 - On two near elms the slacken'd cord I hung, Now high, now low, my Blouzelinda swung. With the rude wind her rumpled garment rose, And show'd her taper leg, and scarlet hose.
Page xlvii - Slavery ; vastly fond of great Noises that fill the Ear, such as the firing of Cannon, Drums, and the ringing of Bells, so that it is common for a number of them, that have got a Glass in their Heads, to go up into some Belfry, and ring the Bells for Hours together, for the sake of Exercise.