A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances

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H. Frowde, 1901 - Names, Personal - 837 pages
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Page 204 - The ancients of Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
Page 164 - The Cat, the Rat, and Lovel our dog Rule all England under a Hog.
Page 336 - Have you any squibs, any green men in your shows?" asks one of the characters in Kirke's play, " The Seven Champions of Christendom," 1638. Strutt, who gives this quotation in his " Sports and Pastimes of the people of England," adds, that " they were men whimsically attired, and disguised with droll masks, having large staves or clubs, headed with cases of crackers ;" and he engraves a representation of one from Bate's Book of Fireworks, 1635.
Page 12 - Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down. Hickory dickory dock.
Page 232 - Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace, and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar...
Page 171 - A yerd she had enclosed all about With stickes, and a drie diche without, In which she had a cok highte Chaunteclere, In all the land of crowing n'as his pere...
Page 77 - ... sorrows in this alliance ! There are unfortunate names, which are very injurious to the cause in which they are engaged; for instance, the long parliament in Cromwell's time, called by derision the Rump, was headed by one Barebones, a leatherseller.
Page 24 - Talkapace. This sleeve is not willing to be sewed, I trow. A small thing might make me all in the ground to throw. Then they sing again. Pipe, merry Annot, &c.
Page 196 - An Act that Timber shall not be felled to make Coals for burning of Iron. — An Act that Timber shall not be felled to make Coals for the making of Iron.
Page 12 - ... lady's chamber. There I met an old man Who would not say his prayers; I took him by his left leg And threw him down the stairs. BAA, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir; yes, sir, three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame, And one for the little boy that lives in the lane. BYE, baby bunting, Daddy's gone a-hunting To get a little rabbit-skin To wrap the baby bunting in.

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