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Página 21 - WhitsonAles, and Morice-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 impediment or neglect of divine service. And that women should have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decoring of it according to their old custom. But
Página 21 - 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, WhitsonAles, and Morice-Dances ; and the setting up of May-poles, and other sports therewith used : so as the
Página 105 - WHEN Boswell told Johnson one day that he had heard a woman preach that morning at a Quakers' meeting, Johnson replied, ' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprized to
Página 5 - 1737, after having been in London, my mother asked me whether I was one of those who gave the wall, or those who took it. Now, it is fixed that every man keeps to the right ; or if one is taking the wall, another yields it, and it is never a dispute."—
Página 237 - If I climb up into Heaven, Thou art there ; if I go down to Hell, Thou art there also.' " Nor is he present only to these real capacities of Earth and
Página 195 - Piso calls it : most pleasant it is at first, to such as are melancholy given, to lie in bed whole days, and keep their chambers ; to walk alone in some solitary grove betwixt wood and water, by a brook side ; to meditate upon some delightsome and pleasant subject, which shall affect them most ; amabilis insania, et mentis
Página 113 - seeing all men's fingers are not alike clean. Hereupon I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meat, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home ; being once quipped for that
Página 357 - I'll none. I'll eat no city herbs, no city roots ; for here in the city a man shall have his excrements in his teeth again within four and twenty hours." MARSTON'S Fawn, p. 319. " ABOUT the sixth hour, when beasts most graze, birds best peck, and
Página 195 - discontent and cares, weariness of life, surprise them in a moment, and they can think of nothing else ; continually suspecting, no sooner are their eyes open, but this infernal plague of Melancholy seizeth on them and terrifies their souls, representing some dismal object to their minds, which now by no means, no labour, no persuasion, they can avoid,
Página 215 - I HAVE been at one opera, Mr. Wesley's. They have boys and girls with charming voices, that sing hymns, in parts, to Scotch ballad tunes ; but indeed so long, that one would think they were already in eternity, and knew how much time they had before them. The chapel is very neat, with true

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