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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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The history of England ... to ... 1688, Volume 3

David Hume - 1882
...The third thing they tell 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 treene vessels in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and ..., Volume 5; Volume 41

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire - Cheshire (England) - 1890
...silver or tin. So common were all sorts of " treene stuff in old time, that a man should " hardlie find four pieces of pewter [of which one " was peradventure a salt] in a good farmer's " house, &c., &c., &c. Whereas, in my time, " altho' peradventure 4 of old' rent be improved...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and ..., Volume 5; Volume 41

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire - Cheshire (England) - 1890
...silver or tin. So common were all sorts of " treene stuff in old time, that a man should " hardlie find four pieces of pewter [of which one " was peradventure a salt] in a good farmer's " house, &c., &c., &c. Whereas, in my time, " altho' peradventure 4. of old rent be improved...
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Shakespeare the Boy: With Sketches of the Home and School Life, the Games ...

William James Rolfe - Authors - 1896 - 251 pages
...into silver or tin." He adds: "So common were all sorts of treen stuff 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 " ; but now they had plenty of pewter, with perhaps a silver bowl and salt-cellar, and...
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The Outlines of Literature, English and American: Based Upon Shaw's Manual ...

Truman Jay Backus - American literature - 1897 - 481 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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The Outlines of Literature, English and American: Based Upon Shaw's Manual ...

Truman Jay Backus - American literature - 1897 - 481 pages
...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." * This work was reproduced by Joseph Haslewood (2 vols., 1815). See also Sackville's...
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Sheffield Plate, Its History, Manufacture and Art: With Makers' Names and ...

Veitch, Henry Newton - Hallmarks - 1908 - 359 pages
...spoones into silver or tin : for so comon were al sortes of treene vessels in old time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter of which one was peradventure a salte, in a goode farmer's house." (To possess even one silver spoon was an ambition of early birth...
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Chronicle and Romance

Jean Froissart, William Harrison, Thomas Malory - England - 1910 - 404 pages
...their hardened hides. The third thing they tell of is the exchange of vessel, as of treen platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in old time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed

Jean Froissart, Sir Thomas Malory, William Harrison - England - 1910 - 404 pages
...their hardened hides. The third thing they tell of is the exchange of vessel, as of treen platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in old time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure...
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The Description of England: The Classic Contemporary Account of Tudor Social ...

William Harrison, Georges Edelen - History - 1994 - 512 pages
...spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in old time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure a saltl in a good farmer's house, and yet for all this frugality (if it may so be justly calledl they...
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