History of England Under Henry the Fourth, Volume 2

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Page 467 - Also hemselue suffren muche hunger, And wo in winter-tyme, with wakynge a nyghtes To ryse to the ruel to rocke the cradel, Bothe to karde and to kembe, to clouten and to wasche, To rubbe and to rely, russhes to pilie, That reuthe is to rede othere in ryme shewe The wo of these women that wonyeth in cotes...
Page 23 - ... hym voucheth. 624 For though I neuere were of hye degree, Ne hade moche goode, ne grete richesse, Yit hath the vice of prodegalitee Smerted me, and do me hevynesse. He that but litelle hath may done excesse In his degree, as wele as may the riche, Though her dispenses be not eliche.
Page 443 - This maketh Emelie han remembrance To don honour to May, and for to rise. Yclothed was she fresshe for to devise. Hire yelwe here was broided in a tresse, Behind hire back, a yerde long I gesse. And in the gardin at the sonne uprist She walketh up and doun wher as hire list.
Page 389 - So that now, the year of our Lord 1385 and of the second King Richard after the Conquest nine, in all the grammar schools of England children leaveth French, and construeth and learneth in English.
Page 390 - ... and there are many of our craft of brewers who have the knowledge of writing and reading in the said English idiom, but in others, to wit, the Latin and French, before these times used, they do not in any wise understand...
Page 406 - In her bowers beneath a lady stood, A light of life to his sorrowful mood, Like a lily amid the rain. And for her sake, to the sweet bird's note, He framed a sweeter Song, More sweet than ever a poet's heart Gave yet to the English tongue.
Page 376 - And zit, in many preve nokes, May men find of Merlin bokes. Merlin said thus, with his mowth, Out of the north into the sowth Suld cum a bare over the se, That suld mak many man to fle ; And in the se, he said ful right, Suld he schew ful mekill might; And in France he suld...
Page 268 - The next mention of cannon is in an "indenture" of 1338, between John Starylyng, former keeper of the " King's vessels" (Edward III.) and Hemyng Leget. " Ij [ij] canons de ferr sanz estuff," presumably, without ammunition. Also '' un canon de ferr ove ii chambres, un autre de bras ove une chambre." The cannon with two chambers was the form of breech-loader often used even for large bombards until the early part of the next century, and for smaller iron and brass cannon until the art of casting iron...
Page 351 - ... hateful good; and, as I gesse, A ful gret bringer out of besinesse; A gret amender eke of sapience To him, that taketh it in patience. Poverte is this, although it seme elenge, Possession that no wight wol challenge. Poverte ful often, whan a man is low, Maketh his God and eke himself to know: Poverte a spectakel is, as thinketh me, Thurgh which he may his veray frendes see. And therfore, sire, sin that I you not greve, Of my poverte no more me repreve.
Page 149 - For, if we consider the nature of the Irish customs, we shall find that the people which doth use them must of necessity be rebels to all good government, destroy the commonwealth wherein they live, and bring barbarism and desolation upon the richest and most fruitful land of the world.

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