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Halaman 165 - is remembered of it, the Welshmen did goot service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing leeks in their Monmouth Caps; which your majesty knows is an honorable padge of service; and, I belicve, your majesty takes no scorn to wear the leek upon St.
Halaman 209 - to it are found in old writers. When Richard the Third receives the news of Stanley's defection, he cries : — " Advance our standard, set upon our foes ! Our ancicnt wont of courage, fair Saint George, Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragon !"§ But this standard and war
Halaman 151 - If Candlemas Day be fair and bright Winter will have another flight; But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone and will not come again." There is a humorous proverb in Ray's collection, to the same effect:—• " The hind had as licf see his wife on the bicr, As
Halaman 172 - Jherusalem."* Of course on becoming Pope, he verified the prediction. Shakspeare seems to have employed this legend: in the Second part of King Henry VII, the dying Monarch inquires: — " Does any name particular belong Unto the lodging where I first did swoon
Halaman 193 - And here and there, as up the crags you spring, Mark many rude-carved crosses near the path, Yet deem not these devotion's offering; These are memorials frail of murderous wrath; For wheresoe'er the shricking victim hath Poured forth his blood beneath the assassin's knife, Some hand erects a
Halaman 172 - be to God!—Even there my life must end. It hath been prophecicd to me many years, I should not dic but in Jerusalem; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land:— But bear me to that chamber; there I'll lic; In that Jerusalem shall Henry dic."t
Halaman 240 - draws out a portion. He who holds the bonnet is entitled to the last bit. Whoever draws the black bit is the devoted person, who must be sacrificed to Baal, whose favour they mean to implore, in rendering the year productive of the sustenance of men and beast. There is little doubt of those inhuman
Halaman 275 - poor. Aubrey's description of a Whitsun-ale is, that " in every parish was a church-house, to which belonged spits, crooks, and other utensils for dressing provisions. Here the housekeepers met. The young people were there too, and had dancing, bowling, shooting at butts, &c. the ancients sitting gravely by and looking on.
Halaman 116 - Kindle the Christmas Brand, and then Till sunne-set let it burne, Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne. Part must be kept, wherewith to teend The Christmas Log next yeare; And where 'tis safely kept, the fiend Can do no mischicfe there." Ben Jonson has given a curious epitome of the revels of