Medii Ævi Kalendarium: Or, Dates, Charters, and Customs of the Middle Ages, Volume 1

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Halaman 161 - Laud be to God ! — even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land. — But bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.
Halaman 69 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long. And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad ; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed and so gracious is the time.
Halaman 100 - He then inquires for the children, and according to the character which he hears from the parent, he gives them the intended present, as if they came out of heaven from Jesus Christ. Or, if they should have been bad children, he gives the parents a rod, and in the • name of his master recommends them to use it frequently. About seven or eight years old the children are let into the secret, and it is curious to observe how faithfully they keep it.
Halaman 218 - ... crowns of flowers. When this is done they return with their booty homewards, about the rising of the sun, and make their doors and windows to triumph in the flowery spoil. The...
Halaman 276 - Lamb, which being dressed, with the skin hanging on, is carried on a long pole before the lady and her companions to the Green, attended with music, and a Morisco dance of men, and another of women, where the rest of the day is spent in dancing, mirth, and merry glee.
Halaman 84 - Wassaile the trees that they may beare You many a plum and many a peare; For more or less fruits they will bring As you so give them wassailing.
Halaman 9 - Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels...
Halaman 135 - ... take a row of pins and pull out every one, one after another, saying a...
Halaman 281 - I bans, to dress his characters. Fitzstephen writing in 1174, says that, " London, for its theatrical exhibitions, has religious plays, either the representations of miracles wrought by holy confessors, or the sufferings of martyrs.
Halaman 133 - ... up, but if any gave to them bread, or other feeding, such would they know, watch for, and daily follow, whining till they had somewhat given them ; whereupon was raised a proverb, " Such an one will follow such an one, and whine as it were an...

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