The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the County of Lancaster, at Smithils and Gawthorpe: From September 1582 to October 1621, Volume 43

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Chetham society, 1857 - England
 

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Page 577 - 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.
Page 578 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Page 556 - ... into Ireland to sell. Neither doth their industry rest here ; for they buy cotton wool in London, that comes first from Cyprus and Smyrna, and at home work the same and perfect it into fustians...
Page 621 - HOUSEHOLD BOOKS, viz. The EARL of NORTHUMBERLAND'S, edited by the late BISHOP PERCY :—The PRIVY PURSE EXPENSES of ELIZABETH of YORK, QUEEN of HENRY VII.
Page 582 - He was of a middle stature, more corpulent through his clothes than in his body, yet fat enough, his clothes ever being made large and easy, the doublets quilted for stiletto proof, his breeches in great plaits and full stuffed ; he was naturally of a timorous disposition, which was the reason of his quilted doublets...
Page 580 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
Page 719 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 635 - No; were I at the strappado, or all the racks in the world, I would not tell you on compulsion. Give you a reason on compulsion ! if reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion, I. P.
Page 517 - In the year 1564, Guilliam Boonen, a Dutchman, became the queen's coachman, and was the first that brought the use of coaches into England. And after a while, divers great ladies, with as great jealousy of the queen's displeasure, made them coaches, and rid in them up and down the countries, to the great admiration of all the beholders ; but then, by little and little, they grew usual among the nobility and others of sort, and within twenty years became a great trade of coachmaking.
Page 639 - ... there are old men yet dwelling in the village where I remain, which have noted three things to be marvellously altered in England within their sound remembrance. One is, the multitude of chimneys lately erected ; whereas, in their young days, there were not above two or three, if so many, in most uplandish towns of the realm...

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