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Page 305 - And the Lord answered me, and said, "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Page 153 - Tutbury, without any manner of weapons, attending the turning out of the bull, which the bailiff of the manor is obliged to provide, and is there to have the tips of his horns sawed off, his ears and tail cut off, his body smeared all over with soap, and his nose blown full of beaten pepper. Then the steward causes proclamation to be made, that all manner of persons, except minstrels, shall give way to the bull, and not come Within forty foot of him, at their own peril, nor hinder the minstrels in...
Page 150 - Also a bear to be let loose at the same time, and a cat to be tied to the bull's tail. Note : The doors will be opened at four, as the sports begin at five exactly, because the diversion will last long, and the days grow short.
Page 150 - ... tag and rag, men, women, and children, of all sorts and sizes, with all the dogs in the town promiscuously running after him with their bull-clubs, spattering dirt in each other's faces, that one would think them to be so many furies started out of hell for the punishment of Cerberus, &c.
Page 150 - Hook, so fastened to a stake that it will turn round ; with this the Bull circulates to watch his Enemy ; which is a Mastiff Dog (commonly used to the Sport) with a short nose, that his teeth may take the better hold. This Dog, if right, will creep upon his belly that he may, if possible, get the Bull by the Nose; which the Bull as carefully strives to defend, by laying it close to the ground, where his Horns are also ready to do what in them lies to toss the dog ; and this is the true sport. But...
Page 230 - ... 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 150 - Likewise a dog to be dressed up with fireworks over him, and turned loose with the man in the ground. Also a bear to be let loose at the same time, and a cat to be tied to the bull's tail.
Page 82 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, " I see the matter against me how it is framed ; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.