Thomas Deloney: His Thomas of Reading: And Three Ballads on the Spanish Armada

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J. F. Taylor, 1903 - Armada, 1588 - 231 pages

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Page 8 - And it is to be remembred, that the king met them in such a place so narrow and streight, that hee with the rest of his traine, were faine to stand as close to the hedge, whilest the carts passed by...
Page 45 - Liedg, the faule eule of mai saule, gift any thing will keepe them whiat, till the karles be hanged by the cragge. What the dule care they for bearing their eyne, sea lang as they may gae groping vp and downe the Country like fause lizar lownes, begging and craking ? The King smiling to heare this rough-hewne fellow make this reply : Content thee Hodgekins, for we will have redresse for all : and albeit that hanging of men was never...
Page 65 - Now, when they were brought into Cheap-side, there with great wonder they beheld the shops of the Goldsmiths ; and on the other side, the wealthy Mercers whose shops shined with all sorts of coloured silkes : in Watling-street they viewed the great number of Drapers : in Saint Martins, Shoomakers...
Page 133 - By this time pen, inke, and paper was brought, setting himselfe in writing as followeth. In the name of God, Amen, I bequeath my soule to God, and my body to the ground, my goods equally betweene my wife Elenor, and Isabel, my daughter. Item I give to Thomas Dove of Exeter one hundred pounds, nay that is too little, I give to Thomas Dove two hundred pounds in money, to be paid unto him presently upon his demand thereof by my said wife and daughter.
Page 128 - Kitchen, directly under the Place where this should fall, was a mighty great Caldron, wherein they used to seethe their Liquor when they went to Brewing. Now the Men appointed for the slaughter were laid into this Bed, and in the dead Time of the Night, when they were sound...
Page 113 - Keepers great cheare, intreating them they would giue him respit to be awhile with old Gray ; for we twaine must haue a game or two, quoth he : and for my safe returne, I gage to you my princely word, that as I am a true Knight and a Gentleman, I will returne safe to your charge againe. The Keepers being content, the Duke departed, and with old Gray goes to the field, to peruse the Workefolkes, where while Gray found himselfe busie in many matters, he...
Page 166 - Well said his Master, if needs thou wilt be gone, here is part of thy wages in hand, and the rest as soone as God sends it, thou shalt haue it: and with that, turning to the rest, he. said, Let me yet intreat you to stay, and leaue me not altogether destitute of helpe : by your labours must I liue, and without you I know not what to doe.
Page 32 - I pray you qd. another, seeing you are bookish, will you doe so much as to reade a loue-letter that is sent me ? for I was at a friends of mine with it, and he was not at home, and so I know not what is in it.
Page 144 - Hues, therefore take heed. A good warning of a faire woman, said Wren, but I had not thought so fine a wit in a fat belly. The women seeing their men so merry, said it was a signe there was good ale in the house. Thats as fit for a Churching quoth Weasell, as a cudgell for a curst queane.
Page 145 - Colebrook, and it is reported for truth, that the Inholder made pies of him, and penny pasties, yea, and made his owne seruant eate a piece of him. But I pray you good neighbour, can you tell how it was knowne : some say, that a horse reuealed it. Now by the masse (quoth Grayes wife) it was told one of my neighbours, that a certaine horse did speake, and told great things.

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