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Seite 288 - ... friendship. Such pleasures were then devised for the king's comfort and consolation, as might be invented, or by man's wit imagined. The banquets were set forth, with masks and mummeries, in so gorgeous a sort, and costly manner, that it was a heaven to behold.
Seite 303 - It was performed by several persons uniting hands in a circle, and giving each other continual shakes, the steps changing with the tune. It usually consisted of three pas and a pied-joint, to the time of four strokes of the bow; which being repeated was termed a double brawl. With this dance balls were usually opened.
Seite 289 - Such pleasures were then devised for the king's comfort and consolation, as might be invented, or by man's wit imagined. The banquets were set forth, with masks and mummeries, in so gorgeous a sort, and costly manner, that it was a heaven to behold. There wanted no dames, or damsels, meet or apt to dance with the maskers, or to garnish the place for the time, with other goodly disports. Then was there all kind of music and harmony set forth, with excellent voices both of men and children.
Seite 84 - Sith her father hath chose her a new, new love, And forbidde her to think of thee. Her father hath brought her a carlish knight, Sir John of the north countraye, And within three dayes shee must him wedde, Or he vowes he will her slaye.
Seite 155 - The owl, with feeble sight, Lies lurking in the leaves, The sparrow in the frosty night May shroud her in the eaves.
Seite 83 - And aye she laments the deadly feud Between her house and thine. And here she sends thee a silken scarf Bedewed with many a tear, And bids thee sometimes think on her, Who loved thee so dear. And here she sends thee a ring of gold, The last boon thou ma/st have, And bids thee wear it for her sake, When she is laid in grave.
Seite 190 - English, pretended that he had come to treat with her about her ransom. Viewing him with just resentment and disdain, she cried — ' Begone ! you have neither the power to ransom me.' Then turning her eyes towards the two Earls, she said — ' I know that you English are determined to put me to death, and imagine that after I am dead you will conquer France. But though there were a hundred thousand G — Dam'mees more in France than there are, they will never conquer that kingdom.
Seite 190 - were remarkable in this period, (between 1399 and 1485) among the nations of Europe, for the absurd and impious practice of profane swearing in conversation. The Count of Luxemburg, accompanied by the Earls of Warwick and Stafford, visited the Maid of Orleans in her prison at Rouen, where...
Seite 190 - Swearing by the English. — The revolting habit of swearing — which, of late years, has happily diminished — has been a marked characteristic of the English for many centuries ,- and the national adjuration which has given us a nick-name on the continent, appears to have prevailed at an earlier period than is generally supposed.