The vale royal of England, or, The county palatine of Chester illustrated (by W. Smith and W. Webb, publ. by D. King), abridged and revised with notes, historical and explanatory, by T. Hughes

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Page 10 - Physicians nothing so much as in other countries ; for when any of them are sick, they make him a posset, and tye a kerchieff on his head, and if that will not amend him, then God be merciful to him.
Page 64 - ... far as the Brineseeth, and with his eye to behold the manner of the Well, and to observe the labours of the Briners : and after that his Majestie's gracious enquiry among the poor Drawers touching the nature of the same Brine, and how they converted it into Salt, most princely rewarding them with his own hand, his Majestic returned.
Page 10 - The ayr is very wholesome, insomuch that the people of the Country are seldome infected with Diseases or Sicknesses ; neither do they use the help of the Physicians nothing so much as in other countries. For when any of them are sick they make him a Posset and tye a kerchief on his head, and if that will not amend him, then God be merciful to him!
Page 12 - The people of the countrey are of nature very gentle and courteous, ready to help and further one another, and that is to be seen chiefly at the harvest time how careful are they of one another.
Page 43 - ... which hind he saw in the place where St. John's Church now standeth ; and in remembrance whereof, his picture was placed in the wall of the said church, which yet standeth on the side of the steeple towards the west, having a white hart in his hand.
Page 74 - Darby for a true n»ppe; and I have heard men of deep experience in that element contend for the worth of it, that for true dagger stuffe it should give place to none.
Page 7 - Royall of England, or the County Palatine of Chester, Illustrated. Wherein is contained a Geographical and Historical Description of that famous County, with all its Hundreds and Seats of the Nobility, Gentry, and Freeholders : its Rivers, Towns, Castles, Buildings, ancient and modern, adorned with Maps and Prospects, and the Coats of Arms belonging to every individual Family of the whole County.
Page 35 - Chester, who, with pipers and other kinds of minstrels assembled them together, and marching towards the castle, so terrified the Welsh that they instantly fled. " In memory of which notable exploit, that famous meeting of such minstrels hath been duly continued to every Midsummer fair, at which time the heir of Hugh...
Page 73 - Moreton, wherein are two very fair demesnes and houses of worthy gentlemen and esquires of most ancient continuance, the one of the name of Moretón, who in the time of Richard III. contrived that project of the marriage of the two heirs of the House* of York and Lancaster, from whence proceeded the happiness that we enjoy at this day.
Page 12 - Otherwise, they are of the stomach, stout, bold and hardy ; withal impatient of wrong, and ready to resist the Enemy or Stranger that shall invade their Countrey.

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