The Reliquary, Volume 25

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John Russell Smith, 1884
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Page 64 - 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 4 - 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 207 - It is difficult to paint the light, the various, the inconstant character of Gallienus, which he displayed without constraint, as soon as he became sole possessor of the empire. In every art that he attempted, his lively genius enabled him to succeed; and as his genius was destitute of judgment, he attempted every art, except the important ones of war and government. He was a master of several curious, but useless sciences, a ready orator, an elegant poet, A 153 a skilful gardener, an excellent cook,...
Page 221 - And the House of Representatives, by protestation, saving to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any time hereafter any further articles or other accusation...
Page 218 - 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 19 - 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 18 - 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 19 - 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 18 - ... 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 177 - 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...

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