Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England: From Richard II. to Henry VIII. (Google eBook)

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John Henry and James Parker, 1859 - Architecture, Domestic
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Page 40 - Another blissed besines is brigges to make, There that the pepul may not passe after greet showres. Dole° it is to drawe a deed body oute of a lake, That was fulled in a fount stoonP, and a Felow of cures.
Page 40 - Wente forthe in the Water wist no man whare. Fyve Wekys after or they were i founde, Her kyn and her knowlech* caught hem uppe with care.
Page 42 - Abendon, and many oon moo. For now is Culham hithe i com to an ende, An al the contre the better and no man the worse. Few folke there were coude that wey wende, But they waged a wed d or payed of her purse.
Page 94 - The Camera usually contained a bed, and the ordinary furniture of a bed-chamber; but it must be remembered that it still answered the purpose of a parlour or sitting-room, the bed being covered over during the daytime with a handsome coverlid, as is still the custom in France and other foreign countries to this day.
Page 49 - ... the work was Edward Strong (not Thomas, as stated on p. 213), and to his memory there is a monument in St. Peter's Church, St. Albans. He was an ancestor of an old friend of mine, Capt. WH Nares, RN, who possessed a fine portrait of him by Sir Godfrey Kneller, with the cipher GK on one side. He held in one hand a pair of compasses, and in the other a plan of the cathedral. Of this I once had a pencil sketch, but gave it a friend. In all probability the original portrait now belongs to Sir George...
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Page 42 - And of the pore penyles the hiereward e wold habbe A hood or a girdel, and let hem goo withoute. Many moo myscheves there weren I say. Culham hithe hath causid many a curse. I blyssed be our helpers we have a better waye, Withoute any peny for cart and for horse.

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