Ancient Customs, Sports, and Pastimes, of the English

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J. Harris, 1832 - 256 pagina's
 

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Pagina 108 - To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubin, and Seraphin : continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy Glory.
Pagina 186 - As we were returning to our inn, we happened to meet some country people CELEBRATING THEIR HARVEST HOME; their last load of corn they crown with flowers, having besides an image richly dressed, by which, perhaps, they would signify Ceres; this they keep moving about, while men and women, men and maid servants, riding through the streets in the cart, shout as loud as they can till they arrive at the barn.
Pagina 110 - ... acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the severall scenes, very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators : and contain'd the story of the New Testament, composed into old English Rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS. intituled Ludus Corporis Christi, or Ludus Conventrue. I have been told...
Pagina 191 - Here they used to end many quarrels betwixt neighbour and neighbour. Hither came the wives in comely manner, and they which were of the better sort had their mantles carried with them, as well for show as to keep them from cold at table.
Pagina 62 - With us the nobility, gentry, and students, do ordinarily go to dinner at eleven before noon, and to supper at five, or between five and six at afternoon. The merchants dine and sup seldom before twelve at noon and six at night, especially in London. The husbandmen dine also at high noon as they call it, and sup at seven or eight : but out of term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
Pagina 116 - For representing it, they raise an earthen amphitheatre in some open field, having the diameter of "an inclosed playne, some 40 or 50 foot. The country people flock from all sides many miles off, to hear and see it. For they have therein devils and devices, to delight as well the eye as the ear.
Pagina 186 - As we were returning to our Inn, we happened to meet some country People celebrating their Harvest-Home; their last load of Corn they Crown with Flowers, having besides an Image richly dressed, by which, perhaps, they would signify Ceres, this they keep moving about, while Men and Women, Men and Maid Servants, riding through the Streets in the Cart, shout as loud as they can, till they arrive at the Barn.
Pagina 232 - The large gratuities collected by these artists not only occasioned great numbers to join their fraternity, but also induced many idle and dissipated persons to assume the characters of minstrels, to the disgrace of the profession.
Pagina 198 - The players stand at one of the hobs, and throw an equal number of quoits at the other ; the nearest of them to the hob are reckoned towards the game. When they have cast all their quoits, the candidates go over to the point at which they have been throwing, and when they have determined the state of the game, they throw their quoits back again at the hob where they had before stood ; and thus continue to act, on alternate sides, till the game is ended.

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