Leicestershire and Rutland Notes and Queries and Antiquarian Gleaner: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine..., Nide 1

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John Spencer, Thomas Spencer, Frederic Chapman
J. and T. Spencer, 1891
 

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Sivu 299 - Canace to wife, That owned the virtuous ring and glass, And of the wondrous horse of brass On which the Tartar king did ride; And if aught else great bards beside In sage and solemn tunes have sung, Of tourneys, and of trophies hung, Of forests, and enchantments drear, Where more is meant than meets the ear.
Sivu 184 - Twas Christmas told the merriest tale ; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man's heart through half the year.
Sivu 103 - My father was a yeoman and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of ^"3 or £\ by the year, at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked thirty kine.
Sivu 184 - All hailed, with uncontrolled delight And general voice, the happy night That to the cottage, as the crown, Brought tidings of salvation down. The fire, with well-dried logs supplied, Went roaring up the chimney wide ; The huge hall-table's oaken face...
Sivu 59 - As for nobility in particular persons, it is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect. How much more to behold an ancient noble family, which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time.
Sivu 247 - Alcina from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, that notwithstanding the grace, the facility, the soft elegance of his verse, Alcina is not beautiful.
Sivu 103 - He married my sisters with five pound or twenty nobles a-piece; so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours; and some alms he gave to the poor...
Sivu 104 - He taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms as other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me, according to my age and strength: as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger: for men shall never Shoot well, except they be brought up in it. It is a goodly Art, a wholesome kind of exercise, and much commended in Physic.
Sivu 304 - On the first Ash Wednesday after the accession of the House of Hanover, as the Prince of Wales, afterwards George II...

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