THE MILLER AND DRESSMAKER

Front Cover
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 251 - tis true: 'tis true, 'tis pity; And pity 'tis, 'tis true: a foolish figure ; But farewell it, for I will use no art. Mad let us grant him then : and now remains, That we find out the cause of this effect ; Or, rather say, the cause of this defect; For this effect, defective, comes by cause: Thus it remains, and the remainder thus.
Page 331 - I bought thee petticoats of the best, The cloth so fine as fine might be; I gave thee jewels for thy chest, And all this cost I spent on thee.
Page 116 - Dutchmen as were absolute masters of their trade, but not masters of themselves, as either journeymen or apprentices. These bemoaned the slavishness of these poor servants, whom their masters used rather like Heathens than Christians, yea rather like horses than men. Early up and late in bed and all day hard work and harder fare (a few herrings and mouldy cheese), and all to enrich the churls, their masters, without any profit to themselves.
Page 116 - Happy the yeoman's house into which one of these Dutchmen did enter, bringing industry and wealth along with them. Such who came in strangers within...
Page 116 - Here they should feed on fat beef and mutton, till nothing but their fulness should stint their stomachs ; yea, they should feed on the labours of their own hands, enjoying a proportionable profit of their pains to themselves; their beds should be good and their bedfellows better, seeing the richest yeomen in England would not disdain to marry their daughters unto them ; and such the English beauties, that the most envious foreigners could not but commend them.
Page 116 - Fleece was ours, the Golden theirs, so vast their emolument by the trade of clothing. Our king, therefore, resolved, if possible, to reduce the trade to his own country, who as yet were ignorant of that art, as knowing no more what to do with their wool than the sheep that weare it, as to any artificiall and curious drapery, their best cloathes then being no better then freezes, such their coarseness for want of skill in their making.
Page 123 - ... articles of wearing apparel of every description, including knit goods, made up or manufactured in whole or in part by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer; all of the above-named articles made of silk, or of which silk is the component material of chief value...
Page 331 - Thy purse, and eke thy gay gilt knives, Thy pin-case, gallant to the eye: No better wore the burgess' wives: And yet thou wouldst not love me!
Page 87 - The ruff being of such fine texture, was strongly starched to make it stand upright ; and in addition to this, was supported by an underpropper, called a supertasse. Stubbs says, " one arch or pillar, wherewith the devil's kingdom of great ruffs is underpropped, is a certain kind of liquid matter...
Page 116 - But oh, how happy should they be if they would but come over into England, bringing their mystery with them, which would provide their welcome in all places. Here they should feed on fat beef and mutton...

Bibliographic information