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Page 304 - This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.
Page 304 - The King's players had a new play called All is True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry VIII which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the Knights of the Order with their Georges and Garter, the Guards with their embroidered coats, and the like: sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous.
Page 304 - King Henry making a masque at the Cardinal Wolsey's house, and certain chambers being shot off at his entry, some of the paper, or other stuff, wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoke, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly, and ran round like a train, consuming within less than an hour the whole house to the very ground.
Page 304 - True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the Knights of the Order with their Georges and Garters, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like— sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar if not ridiculous.
Page 330 - Balurdo. I am not as well known by my wit, as an alehouse by a red lattice * ? I am not worthy to love and be beloved of Flavia.
Page 324 - ... for six-pence; at any time know what particular part any of the infants present; get your match lighted; examine the play-suits' lace, and perhaps win wagers upon laying it is copper, &c.
Page 326 - Pelion upon Ossa, glory upon glory. As first, all the eyes in the galleries will leave walking after the players, and...
Page 27 - ... the phantastical folly of our nation, even from the courtier to the carter, is such, that no form of apparel liketh us longer than the first garment is in the wearing...
Page 335 - ... that looketh to the making of the beds will be sure to remove it from the place where the owner hath set it, as if it were to set it more...
Page 195 - ... from whence came our English proverb of " Tuntony pig," or t'Antony, an abridgement of the Anthony pig. " I remember," says Stow, " that the officers charged with the oversight of the markets in this city did divers times take from the market people, pigs starved, or otherwise unwholesome for man's sustenance ; these they did slit in the ear. One of the proctors for St.