Social England Illustrated: A Collection of XVIIth Century Tracts

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A. Constable, 1903 - English literature - 458 pages
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Page 311 - BY THE KING. WHEREAS, upon our return the last year out of Scotland, we did publish our pleasure, touching the recreations of our people in those parts, under our hand ; for some causes us thereunto...
Page 160 - Thomas Deloney, Chronicler of the memorable lives of the Six Yeomen of the West...
Page 313 - Our good people be not disturbed, letted, or discouraged from any lawful recreation, such as Dancing (either men or women) , Archery for men. Leaping, Vaulting, or any other such harmless...
Page 316 - Justices of Assize in their several circuits, to see that no man do trouble or molest any of our loyal and dutiful People, in or for their Lawful Recreations, having first done their duty to God, and continuing in obedience to us and our laws.
Page 316 - Now out of a like pious care for the service of God, and for suppressing of any humours that oppose truth, and for the ease, comfort and recreation of our well-deserving people...
Page 417 - ... warehouses, exercises of horsemanship, fencing, training of soldiers, and the like: comedies, such whereunto the better sort of persons do resort; treasuries of jewels and robes; cabinets and rarities; and, to conclude, whatsoever...
Page 97 - France : the breech of such a varlet had been nailed to his back with one arrow; and another feathered in his bowels, before he should have turned about to see who shot the first. But as our shooting is thus, in manner, utterly decayed among us one way : so our countrymen wax skilful in sundry other points; as in shooting in small pieces, the caliver, and handling of the pike ; in the several uses whereof, they are become very expert.
Page 313 - God: prohibiting in like sort the said recreations to any that, though conform in religion, are not present in the church at the service of God, before their going to the said recreations.
Page 315 - Imprinted at LONDON by ROBERT BARKER, Printer to the King's most excellent Majesty: and by the Assigns of JOHN BILL.
Page 427 - Royalists totally subdued, most of 'em who were left alive gathered to London, and for a subsistence endeavoured to revive their old trade privately. They made up one company out of all the scattered members of several, and in the winter before the King's murder, 1648, they ventured to act some plays, with as much caution and privacy as could be, at the Cockpit. They continued undisturbed for three or four days; but, at last, as they were presenting the tragedy of the Bloody Brother...

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