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" ... servants, if they had any sheet above them, it was well, for seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvas of the pallet and rased their hardened hides. "
The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ... - Page 203
by Charles Knight - 1831 - 216 pages
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Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine ..., Volume 43

Cheshire (England) - 1857
...canvas of the pallet." The third thing they tell of is the exchange of vessels, as of treen platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in olden time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure,...
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Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine ..., Volume 43

Cheshire (England) - 1857
...spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in olden time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure, a salt) in a good fanner's house [Now the farmer has] a fair garnish of pewter on his cupboard, with so much more in...
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The history of England, by D. Hume, continued by T. Smollett, and to the ...

David Hume - 1859
...The third thing they toll of is, the exchange of treene platers (so called, I suppose, from tree or wood) into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treeno vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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The People's History of Essex: Comprising a Narrative of Public and ...

Duffield William Coller - Essex (England) - 1861 - 632 pages
...tides. The third thing they tell us of is the exchange of platen (so called 1 suppose from tree or wood) into pewter and wooden spoons, into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treene vessels in old time that a man should hardly have found four pieces of pewter (of which one...
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Shaw's New History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1874 - 404 pages
...third thing they tell us of is the exchange of treene platters (so called, I suppose, from tree or wood) into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treene vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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Taxation: Past, Present, and Future

William Lucas Sargant - Taxation - 1874 - 348 pages
...wooden-spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treene vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure a salt) in a good farmer's house. In times past, men were contented to dwell in houses builded of sallow, willow, &c.,...
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Home Words for Heart and Hearth

Christian fiction, English - 1875
...oft through the canvas. The third thing they tell us of is the exchange of treene (wooden) platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin, for so common were all sorts of treene vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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History of the Town of Gardner, Worcester County, Mass: From the ...

William Dodge Herrick - Gardner (Mass.) - 1878 - 535 pages
...The third thing they tell of, is the exchange of trcen platers, so called, I suppose, from tree or wood, into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen vessels, in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter of which, one was peradventure...
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New History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1878 - 404 pages
...third thing they tell us of is the exchange of treene platters (so called, I suppose, from tree or wood) into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treene vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which, one was...
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Miscellaneous writings [ed. by A.B. Grimaldi].

Stacey Grimaldi - 1881
...three things to be marvellously altered in their time, one whereof is, the exchange of wooden platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin, for so common were all sorts of wooden vessells in old times, that a man should hardly find four pieces pewter, (of which one peradventure...
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