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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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Shakespeare's Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England

Natasha Korda - History - 2002 - 276 pages
..."amendment of lodging" they consider remarkable is "the exchange of vessel, as of treen [wooden] 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 ... in a good farmer's...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 12; Volume 17

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1832
...they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvass and rased their hardened hides. The third thing they...into silver or tin ; for so common were all sorts of Irene vessels in those times, that a man could hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 90

English literature - 1852
...The third thing they tell of is the exchange of treene platers (so called, I suppose, from treene 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 perailventure...
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Sketches of the Earth and Its Inhabitants: With One Hundred Engravings, Volume 1

Joseph Emerson Worcester - Geography - 1823
...and razed their hardened hides. " The third thing they tell us of, is the exchange of wooden platters into pewter, and wooden spoons into silver or tin. For so common were all sorts of wooden vessels, in old time, that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter, (of which one was...
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Life in Shakespeare's England: A Book of Elizabethan Prose

John Dover Wilson - England - 1949 - 293 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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