The history of John Winchcomb ...

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Printed by Thomas Richards, 1859 - 125 pages
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Page 37 - Within one room being large and long, There stood two hundred looms full strong: Two hundred men the truth is so, Wrought in these looms all in a row.
Page 48 - With that bespake Lord Thomas Howard, the Queenes Chamberlaine that day: If that you put Queen Margaret to death, Scotland shall rue it alway. Then in a rage King Jamie did say, Away with this foolish Mome : He shall be hanged, and the other be burned, so soone as I come home.
Page 58 - THE WEAVERS SONG When Hercules did use to spin, and Pallas wrought upon the Loome, Our trade to flourish did begin, while Conscience went not selling Broome.
Page 39 - When the old man had seene this great houshold and family, then was he brought into the Ware-houses, some being fild with wool, some with flockes, some with woad and madder, and some with...
Page 125 - Winchcombe) what needs all this ? Came you to my table to make my maide your strumpet? had you no mans house to dishonour but mine? Sir, I would you should well know, that I account the poorest wench in my house too good to bee your whore, were you ten knights: and seeing you tooke pleasure to make her your wanton, take it no scorne to make her your wife : and use her well too, or you shall heare of it.
Page 48 - KING JAMIE hath made a vow, Keep it well if he may ! That he will be at lovely London Upon Saint James his day. " Upon Saint James his day at noon, ' At fair London will I be, And all the lords in merry Scotland, They shall dine there with me.
Page 69 - I beseech your Grace let mee live a poore Clothier among my people, in whose maintenance I take more felicity, than in all the vaine titles of Gentillity: for these are the labouring Ants whom I seeke to defend, and these be the Bees which I keepe: who labour in this life, nor for ourselves, but for the glory of GOD, and to do service to our dread Sovereigne.
Page 66 - Majesty perceiving what a great number of people were by this one man set on worke, both admired, and commended him, saying further, that no Trade in all the Land was so much to bee cherished and maintained as this, which (quoth hee) may well be called, The life of the poore.
Page 38 - Was featly tied at the hand. These pretty maids did never lin, But in that place all day did spin: And spinning so with voices meet, Like Nightingals they sung full sweet.
Page 65 - For I have wife, and children five, Follow, my love, come over the strand; In Edenborough they be alive, Then get thee home to fair England.

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