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Page 36 - This town is dearer than Jerusalem After a year's siege ; they would make us pay For daylight, if they knew how to measure The sunbeams by the yard. Nay, sell the very Aire too, if they could only serve it out in fine China bottels ; if you walk but three times In the High Street they will ask you money For wearing out the pebbles.
Page 47 - Bretons in the opening years of the fifteenth century, when 600 houses were burnt ; and the inhabitants then, under patent from Henry IV, erected a wall with towers and other defences. This was the date of the construction of the castle. The site was well chosen — a rocky spur at the eastern end of the Hoe, immediately overlooking and commanding the narrow entrance to the ancient harbour of Plymouth, which still retains its olden name of Sutton Pool.
Page 16 - MS. volume belonging to the latter part of the sixteenth or early part of the seventeenth century, containing this very tale.
Page 48 - ... this place formerly stood Frankfort Gate, which, with others, formed the principal entrance into the Town, then enclosed by a wall erected for the greater protection thereof by the Mayor and Commonalty under the authority of the Charter of Henry VI. But in course of years this mode of defence ceasing to be of any effect, the gate was taken down in 1783, and the street and avenues adjoining considerably widened and improved. This tablet was put up by order of the Mayor and Commonalty, 4th June,...
Page 19 - I'm about to quit for ever hadn't as many hundreds as it now has thousands of people, but it had more friars of orders grey, black, and white, than there are parsons of every shade in all modern Plymouth. Some of them were early patrons of mine, and ever and anon gave me a call, liking well my sign, but better still my sack and my jovial company. A church, a monastery, and a town cross were my near neighbours, and I thrived well in their company ; and of my...
Page 55 - Dominicans were ejected it came into the hands of the Corporation, who long used it as the town \ Marshalsea. In 1672, it became the first meeting-place of the Plymouth Nonconformists, after Bartholomew, under Nicholas Sherwill ; and later it was occupied by a congregation of Huguenots, and for the last century it has been a distillery.
Page 20 - prysten-house" in the reign of Henry VI ; and at a much later date, early in the sixteenth century, there was a record of a grant by the Corporation to " Sir" Thomas Flyte, charity priest of the " prysten-honse", for life, in consideration of his outlay in repairing the kitchen.
Page 65 - Customs has been carried on in the vicinity of Sutton Pool for centuries. The...
Page 20 - Ti. lloisi.' clergy-house of the town. Rent was paid to the Corporation fur the 'prysten-house' in the reign of Henry VII.; and at a much later date, early in the sixteenth century, there is record of a grant by the Corporation to ' Sir ' Thomas Flyte, chantry priest, of the' prysten-house,' for life, in consideration of his outlay in repairing the kitchen.