A Survey of London, Volume 1

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The Clarendon Press, 1908 - London (England)
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Page 68 - Bartholomew, the priory in Smithfield, where upon a bank boarded about under a tree, some one scholar hath stepped up, and there hath opposed and answered, till he were by some better scholar overcome and put down; and then the overcomer taking the place, did like as the first; and in the end the best opposers and answerers had rewards, which I observed not but it made both good schoolmasters, and also good scholars, diligently against such times to prepare themselves for the obtaining of this garland.
Page 173 - ... ere my father heard thereof. No warning was given him, nor other answer, when he spake to the surveyors of that work, but that their master Sir Thomas commanded them so to do; no man durst go to argue the matter, but each man lost his land, and my father paid his whole rent, which was 6s. 6d. the year, for that half which was left.
Page 92 - In the moneth of May," says the cheerful old man, " namely on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweete meadows and greene woods, there to rejoyce their spirites with the beauty and savour of sweete flowers, and with the harmony of birds praysing God in their kind ; and for example hereof Edward Hall hath noted that K.
Page 292 - I have been shown the same body so lapped in lead, close to the head and body, thrown into a waste room amongst the old timber, lead, and other rubble. Since the which time workmen there, for their foolish pleasure, hewed off his head; and Launcelot Young...
Page xvi - Whitgift as a man born for the benefit of his country and the good of his Church. Literary work had, moreover, brought him at the last, not , only the friendship of learned men, but a well-deserved reputation with his fellow citizens. Though still proud to call himself ' Merchant-Taylor ', he had left his trade,3 and probably at the same time changed his 1 See p.
Page xxxv - ... his senses unto the day of his death, being of an excellent memory. He always protested never to have written anything either for malice, fear, or favour, nor to seek his own particular gain or vain-glory ; and that his only pains and care was to write truth.
Page 95 - ... plentifully, whereunto they would invite their neighbours and passengers also to sit and be merry with them in great familiarity...
Page 34 - Forster, late mayor, heartily pray ; And Dame Agnes his spouse to God consecrate, That of pity this house made for Londoners in Ludgate. So that for lodging and water prisoners here nought pay, As their keepers shall all answer at dreadful doomsday.
Page 77 - Also that the fore horse of every carriage should be led by hand ; but these good orders are not observed. Of old time coaches were not known in this island, but chariots or whirlicotes, then so called, and they only used of princes or great estates, such as had their footmen about them...
Page 94 - ... wealthy citizens assembling together in the night, assaulted a stone house of a certaine rich man, and breaking through the wall, the good man of that house having prepared himself with...

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