The Poetical Works of John Skelton: With Notes, and Some Account of the Author and His Writings, Volume 2

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T. Rodd, 1843
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Page 134 - In our forefathers tyme, whan Papistrie, as a standyng poole, couered and ouerflowed all England, fewe bookes were read in our tong, sauyng certaine bookes of Cheualrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in Monasteries, by idle Monkes, or wanton Chanons: as one for example, Morte Arthure...
Page 341 - There was also borne before him first, the great seal of England, and then his cardinal's hat, by a nobleman or some worthy gentleman, right solemnly, bareheaded. And as soon as he was entered into his chamber of presence, where there was...
Page 362 - London, in rich mitres and copes, and other costly ornaments ; which was done in so solemn a wise as I have not seen the like unless it had been at the coronation of a mighty prince or king. Obtaining this dignity, he thought himself meet to encounter with Canterbury in his high jurisdiction before expressed ; and that also he was as meet to bear authority among the temporal powers, as among the spiritual jurisdictions. Wherefore, remembering as well the taunts and checks before sustained of Canterbury,...
Page 306 - Hic canit errantem lunam solisque labores ; unde hominum genus et pecudes ; unde imber et ignés ; Arcturum pluviasque Hyadas geminosque Triones ; quid tantum Océano properent se tinguere soles 745 hiberni, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet.
Page 342 - When he was mounted, with his cross bearers, and pillar bearers, also upon great horses trapped with [fine] scarlet. Then marched he forward, with his train and furniture in manner as I have declared, having about him four footmen, with gilt pollaxes in their hands; and thus he went until he came to Westminster Hall door.
Page 34 - Our barons be so bolde, Into a mouse hole they wolde Rynne away and crepe ; Lyke a mayny of shepe, Dare nat loke out at dur For drede of the mastyue cur, For drede of the bochers dogge Wold wyrry them lyke an hogge.
Page 353 - Upon Friday last he came from thence to Hampton Court, where he lyeth. The morrow after I besought his Grace I might know his plesure; I could have no answer. Upon Mondaye last as he walked in the parke at Hampton Court, I besought his Grace I might knowe if he wolde command me anye service.
Page 341 - ... with a great mace of silver gilt. Then his gentlemen ushers cried, and said: " On, my lords and masters, on before; make way for my Lord's Grace...
Page 214 - After this saynt austyn entryd in to dorsetshyre, and came in to a towne where as were wycked peple & refused his doctryne and prechyng vtterly & droof hym out of the towne castyng on hym the tayles of thornback or like fisshes, wherfore he besought almyghty god to shewe his jugement on them, and god sente to them a shameful token, for the chyldren that were borne after in that place had tayles as it is sayd, tyl they had repented them. It is sayd comynly that thys fyl at strode in kente, but blessyd...
Page 11 - Ye, all thyng mortall shall torne vnto nought, Except mannes soule, that Chryst so dere bought ; 220 That neuer may dye, nor neuer dye shall : Make moche of Parrot, the popegay ryall. For that pereles prynce that Parrot dyd create, He made you of nothynge by his magistye...

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