A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the Revolution: Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes, and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads, Volume 1

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Page 116 - nowe. He marryed my systers with 5 pounde, or 20 nobles a pece ; so that he broughte them up in godliness and feare of God. He kept hospitalitie for his pore neighbours, and sum almess he gave to the poore, and all thys did he of the sayd farme.
Page xxvii - nation carrying the name of the most sober and temperate of any other in the world. But since we had to do in the quarrel of the Netherlands, about the time of Sir J. Norris first being there, the custom of drinking and pledging healths was brought over into England. * This
Page 138 - Acts and Monuments" p. 2043. Sir John Harrington tells us, that " when Bonner was shewn this print in the book of Martyrs on purpose to vex him, he laughed at it; saying, ' A vengeance on the fool, how could he get my picture drawn so right?
Page 155 - That with Edward, earl of Derby's death, the glory of hospitality seemed to fall asleep" He is said to have been well skilled in surgery ; and dying at Latham-house, 1574, was buried with the greatest magnificence. HENRY STANLEY, earl of Derby; from an original picture in the collection of the Earl of Derby, at
Page 172 - beneath the Conduit, at the signe of S. John Evangelist, by Thomas Colwell. (Date at the end of the book) 1575. Black letter. quarto." In the Burser's Books of Christ's College, reign of Elizabeth 1566, is this entry: " Item, for the carpenters setting
Page 153 - all manner of persons to draw, paynt, grave, or pourtrayit her majesty's personage or visage for a time, until by some perfect patron and example, the same may be by others followed, &c. ; and for that hir majestic
Page 241 - thereabouts, in the midst of whose forehead, by the wonderfull worke of God, there groweth out a crooked home of four ynches long. Imprinted at London by Thomas Orwin, and are to be sold by Edward White, dwelling at the little north dore of
Page 87 - now I will were thys, and now I will were that, And now I will were, I cannot tell what, &c." Our author Borde is thus hinted at, in the homily " Against Excesse of Apparel." " A certaine man that would picture every countryman in his accustomed
Page 41 - he distinguished himself in defeating the Count of Dunois at the siege of Orleans, commonly called the battle of Herrings. He was afterward attacked at the village of Putay, where he retreatedwith disgrace ; and the order of the garter was taken from him as a punishment for this instance of cowardice. He
Page 116 - considerable sums, of which he had been defrauded.* I have transcribed the following passage from one of his discourses preached before Edward VI. as it relates to his personal history, and is also a just picture of the ancient yeomanry. " My father was a yoman, and had no landes of his owne ; onlye he had a farm of

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