History of the county palatine ... of Lancaster. The biographical department by W.R. Whatton

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Page 394 - Heaven knows, my son, By what by-paths, and indirect crook'd ways, I met this crown ; and I myself know well, How troublesome it sat upon my head : To thee it shall descend with better quiet, Better opinion, better confirmation, For ali the soil of the achievement goes With me into the earth.
Page 399 - six: added to these, Of knights, esquires, and gallant gentlemen, Eight thousand and four hundred ; of the which Five hundred were but yesterday dubb'd knights : So that, in these ten thousand they have lost, There are but sixteen hundred mercenaries; The rest are—princes, barons, lords, knights, 'squires, And gentlemen of blood and quality.
Page 410 - I will stir up in England some black storm, Shall blow ten thousand souls to heaven or hell ; And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage Until the golden circuit on my head, Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams, Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw.
Page 425 - strumpet, Talk'st thou to me of ifs ? Thou art a traitor— Off with his head—now, by Saint Paul I swear, I will not dine until I see the same— Lovel and Catesby, look that it be done ; The rest, that love me, rise, and follow me.
Page 417 - slain. The queen, proud of such a trophy, ordered the duke's head to be struck off, and placed upon the gates of York, adorned with a paper crown, to indicate the frailty of his claims,— " Off with his head, and set it on York gates So York may overlook the town of York.
Page 622 - was, that, after the end of divine service, they 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 recreation; nor from having of May-games,
Page 470 - informations; considering also, that divers and great solemn monasteries of this realm, wherein, thanks be to God, religion is right well kept and observed, be destitute of such full numbers of religious persons as they ought and may keep, have thought good that a plain declaration should be made of the premises;
Page 442 - these bloody days again, And make poor England weep in streams of blood ! Let them not live to taste this land's increase, That would with treason wound this fair land's peace ! Now civil wounds are stopp'd, peace lives again ; That she may long live here, God say — Amen!
Page 576 - some great personages,) but ech one made his fire against a reredosse in the hall, where he dined and dressed his meat. The second is the great (although not generall) amendment of lodging, for (said they) our fathers (yea and we our selues also) haue lien full oft vpon straw pallets, on rough mats couered onelie with a
Page 622 - and Morice-dances, and the setting up of May-poles, and other sports therewith used : so as the time be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service : and that women should have leave to

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