The Survey of Cornwall, and An Epistle Concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue

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Page 68 - ... 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 149 - ... but also the parish church of Paul, the force of the fire being such as it utterly ruined all the great stone pillars thereof. Others of them in that time burned that fisher town Mousehole, the rest marched as a guard for defence of these firers. The inhabitants being feared with the Spaniards...
Page 130 - Fowey men gave them so rough entertainment at their welcome, that they were glad to forsake patch, without bidding farewell. The merit of which exploit afterwards entitled them The Gallants of Fowey.
Page 68 - For reprefenting it they raife an earthen amphitheatre in fome *' open field, having the diameter of his inclofed playne, fome " 40 or 50 foot. The country people flock from all fides many " miles off, to hear and fee it. For they have therein Devils " and Devices, to delight as well the eye as the ear. The " Players conne not their parts without book, but are prompted " by one called the Ordinary, who followeth at their back with • " the book in his hand, &c. &c.

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