The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly Journal and Review Devoted to the Study of Early Pagan and Christian Antiquities of Great Britain, Volume 25

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J. R. Smith., 1885
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Page 68 - Ah, what a life were this ! how sweet ! how lovely ! Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds, looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy To kings, that fear their subjects
Page 6 - Well is it that no child is born of thee. The children born of thee are sword and fire, Red ruin, and the breaking up of laws, The craft of kindred and the Godless hosts Of heathen swarming o'er the Northern Sea...
Page 224 - A man might then behold , At Christmas, in each hall Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and small. The neighbours were friendly bidden, And all had welcome true, The poor from the gates were not chidden, When this old cap was new.
Page 23 - Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service...
Page 22 - Cincinnati etal. thence on a hurdle to the place of execution ; where you are to be hanged by the neck ; that you be cut down alive, that your privy members be cut off, your bowels be taken out and burnt in your view ; that your head be severed from your body ; that your body be divided into four quarters ; which are to be disposed of at the king's pleasure : and God of His infinite mercy have mercy upon your soul.
Page 68 - To kings, that fear their subjects' treachery? O, yes it doth ; a thousand-fold it doth. And to conclude, — the shepherd's homely curds. His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle, His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, Is far beyond a prince's...
Page 23 - It was drawn up by bishop Moreton, and dated from Greenwich, May 24, 1618, and it was to this effect :—" That for his good people's recreation, his majesty's pleasure was, that after the end of divine service, they should not be disturbed, letted, or discouraged, from any lawful recreations; such as dancing, either of men or women, archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any such harmless recreations ; nor having of may-games, whitson-ales, or morrice-dances, or setting up of may-poles, or other...
Page 22 - ... you are to be drawn on hurdles to the place of execution, where you are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead...
Page 185 - One of the chief features of this New Edition of the Elizabethan Dramatists, besides the handsome and handy size of the volumes, will be the fact that each Work will be carefully edited and new notes given throughout. ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE (IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, JANUARY...
Page 31 - Here has been a custom, time out of mind, at the churching of a woman, for her to give a white cambric handkerchief to the minister as an offering. This is observed by Mr. Lewis in his History of the Isle of Thanet, where the same custom is kept up.

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