Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages

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Percy Society, 1844 - English literature

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Page 28 - Behold the liquid Thames now frozen o'er, That lately ships of mighty burden bore ; Here you may print your name, 'tho cannot write, 'Cause numb'd with cold ; 'tis done with great delight. And lay it by, that ages yet to come, May see what things upon the ice were done.
Page 16 - people went over and alongst the Thames on the ise, from London bridge to Westminster. Some plaied at the football as boldlie there, as if it had...
Page 17 - ... tooke a fancy to have their names printed, and the day and yeare set down when printed on the Thames ' ; this humour tooke so universally, that 'twas estimated the printer gain'd 5.
Page 132 - I am sorry for it : I shall never see good manhood again. If it be once gone, this poking fight of rapier and dagger will come up ; then a tall man, and a good sword and buckler man, will be spitted like a cat or rabbit.
Page 132 - The Success of Swaggering, Swearing, Dicing, Drunkenness, and Whoring, described in the Life and Downfall of Peter Lambert, who for the Killing of Maister Thomas Hamden was executed at Tiburne. P. 74,1. 1...
Page 18 - It began to thaw, but froze againe. My coach crossed from Lambeth to the Horseferry at Millbank, Westminster. The booths were almost all taken downe, but there was first a Map or Landskip cut in copper representing all the manner of the camp, and the several actions, sports, and pastimes thereon, in memory of so signal a frost '. 7.
Page 27 - Bridge were presented with a very odd scene, for, on the opening of their windows, there appear'd underneath, on the River, a parcel of booths, shops, and huts, of different forms, and without any inhabitants, which, it seems, by the swell of the waters and the ice separating, had been brought down from above.
Page 41 - How am I fill'd with wonder for to see A flooding river now a road to be, Where ships and barges used to frequent, Now may you see a booth of...
Page 130 - Stubbes' time, and he declares they " are content with no kind of hat, withoute a greate bunche of feathers of divers and sundrie colours peakyng on top of their heades, not unlike (I dare not saie) cockescombes, but as sternes of pride, and ensignes of vanitie, and these flutteringe sailes and feathered flagges of defiaunce to vertue, (for so thei are) are so aduanced in Ailgna [Anglid] that every child hath them in his hatte or cappe.
Page 129 - Another sort have round crowns, sometimes with one kind of band, sometimes with another, now black, now white, now russet, now red, now green, now yellow, now this, now that, never content with one colour or fashion two days to an end.

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