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Page 254 - This day, much against my will, I did in Drury Lane see two or three houses marked with a red cross upon the doors, and "Lord have mercy upon us!" writ there; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw.
Page 172 - From the hag and hungry goblin That into rags would rend ye, All the spirits that stand By the naked man, In the book of moons defend ye! That of your five sound senses ~ You never be forsaken; Nor travel from Yourselves with Tom Abroad, to beg your bacon.
Page 175 - With a heart of furious fancies, Whereof I am commander : With a burning spear, And a horse of air, To the wilderness I wander ; With a knight of ghosts and shadows, I summoned am to Tourney : Ten leagues beyond The wide world's end ; Methinks it is no journey...
Page 245 - Then what do you say to these black pots three? If a man and his wife should not agree, Why, they'll tug and pull till their liquor doth spill; In a leather bottel they may tug their fill, And pull away till their hearts do ake, And yet their liquor no harm can take.
Page 166 - Nor were these exercises of dancing merely permitted, but thought very necessary, as it seems, and much conducing to the making of gentlemen more fit for their books at other times...
Page 187 - Gentiles squabble. Here crafty courtiers are too wise For those who trust to fortune; They see the cheat with clearer eyes, Who peep behind the curtain, 3. Our greatest ladies hither come, And ply in chariots daily ; Oft pawn their jewels for a sum, To venture in the Alley.
Page 444 - In 1591, when queen Elizabeth was entertained at Elvetham in Hampshire, by the earl of Hertford, " after dinner, about three o'clock, ten of his lordship's servants, all Somersetshire men, in a square greene court before her majesties windowe, did hang up lines, squaring out the forme of a tennis-court, and making a cross line in the middle ; in this square they (being stript out of their dublets) played five to five with hand-ball at bord and cord as they tearme it, to the great liking of her highness."3...
Page 245 - A leather bottel we know is good, Far better than glasses or cans of wood, For when a man's at work in the field, Your glasses and pots no comfort will yield ; But a good leather bottel standing by, Will raise his spirits, whenever he's dry.
Page 46 - I'll not take you up," the master he cried — " I'll not take you up," the master replied ; '• I will kill you, I will shoot you, I will send you with the tide, I will sink you in the Low Lands Low.