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He loved to display his magnificence, not in huge piles of food and hogsheads of
strong drink, but in large and stately edifices, rich armor, gallant horses, choice
falcons, wellordered tournaments, banquets delicate rather than abundant, and ...
Such gentlemen, mounted on their favorite horses, and commanding little bands,
composed of their younger brothers, grooms, game-keepers, and huntsmen,
were, from the very first day on which they took the field, qualified to play their
The playhouses were to be dismantled, the spectators fined, the actors whipped
at the cart's tail. Rope-dancing, puppet-shows, bowls, horse-racing, were
regarded with no friendly eye. But bear-baiting, then a favorite diversion of high
and low, ...
the pamphleteers of that time as something extraordinary that horses were hired
at a great charge for the conveyance of electors. The practice of splitting
freeholds for the purpose of multiplying votes dates from this memorable struggle.
... at not less than ten thousand pounds a year. Titles, and favors more substantial
than titles, were lavished on him. He was made Duke of Monmouth in England,
Duke of Buccleuch in Scotland, a Knight of the Garter, Master of the Horse ...
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