Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry,: As Well for the Champion Or Open Country, as for the Woodland Or Several; Together with A Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of Rural and Domestic Economy, for Every Month in the Year; and Exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century

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Lackington, Allen, and Company, 1812 - Agriculture - 374 pages

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Page xl - Tide flowing is feared, for many a thing, Great danger to such as be sick, it doth bring ; Sea ebb, by long ebbing, some respite doth give, And sendeth good comfort, to such as shall live.
Page xxxviii - North winds send hail, South winds bring rain, East winds we bewail, West winds blow amain; North-east is too cold, South-east not too warm, North-west is too bold, South-west doth no harm.
Page 273 - Wife, some time this week, if the weather hold clear, An end of wheat sowing we make for this year : Remember thou therefore, though I do it not, The seed-cake, the pasties, aud furmenty pot. Twice a-week Roast. Good plowmen, look weekly, of custom and right/ For roast meat on Sundays, and Thursdays at night.
Page xxxvii - At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
Page 18 - No sooner a sowing, but out by and by, with mother or boy, that alarum can cry; And let them be armed with sling or with bow, to scare away pigeon, the rook, and the crow.
Page 167 - It strengtheneth drink, and it flavoureth malt, And being well brewed, long kept it will last, And drawing abide — if ye draw not too fast.
Page 275 - In sickness, hato trouble ; seek quiet and rest. Remember thy soul; let no fancy prevail; Make ready to God-ward ; let faith never quail : The sooner thyself thou submittest to God, The sooner he ceaseth to scourge with his rod.
Page 73 - To welcome good neighbour, good cheer to have some. Good bread and good drink, a good fire in the hall, Brawn, pudding, and souse, and good mustard withal. Beef, mutton, and pork, shred pies of the best, Pig, veal, goose, and capon, and turkey well drest, Cheese, apples, and nuts, jolly Carols to hear, As then in the country, is counted good cheer.

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