History, directory and gazetteer of the county palatine of Lancaster. The directory department by W. Parson. [With] Illustrations, Volumen1


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Página 63 - Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service; and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decorating of it, according to their old custom.
Página 172 - Lancaster ; and to repeal an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts in the Town and Port of Liverpool and Liberties thereof in the County Palatine of Lancaster ; and to give further Power for the Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Liverpool.
Página 63 - And likewise we bar from this benefit and liberty all such known Recusants, either men or women, as will abstain from coming to church or divine service, being therefore unworthy of any lawful recreation after the said service, that will not first come to the church and serve God : prohibiting in like sort the said recreations to any that, though conform in religion, are not present in the church at the service of God, before their going to the said recreations.
Página 138 - If the suit is instituted on behalf of the Crown, or of those who partake of its prerogative, or whose rights are under its particular protection, such as the objects of a public charity, the matter of complaint is offered to the Court, not by way of petition...
Página 63 - Church: and as for our good people's lawful recreation, our pleasure likewise is, that after the end of divine service our good people be not disturbed, letted or discouraged from any lawful recreation, such as dancing, either men or women; archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any other such harmless recreation, nor from having of May-games, Whitsun-ales, and Morris-dances; and the setting up of May-poles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without...
Página 120 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Página 37 - Prince, after an insulting manner, how he dared to invade his dominions. The young Prince, more mindful of his high birth than of his present fortune, replied that he came thither to claim his just inheritance.
Página 35 - ... to his faith and generosity. She advanced towards him ; and presenting to him the young prince, called out to him, Here, my friend, I commit to your care the safety of your king's son.
Página 63 - ... that, under pretence of taking away abuses, there hath been a general forbidding, not only of ordinary meetings, but of the feasts of the dedication of the churches, commonly called Wakes...
Página 62 - In order to reform the manners of the people, the high commission issued orders throughout the county against ' pipers and minstrels playing, making, and frequenting bear-baiting and bull-baiting on the Sabbath days, or upon any other days, in time of divine service ; and also against superstitious ringing of bells, wakes, and common feasts, drunkenness, gaming, and other vicious and unprofitable pursuits.

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