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Page 418 - Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home; being once quipped for that frequent using of my forke by a certain learned gentleman, a familiar friend of mine, one Mr.
Page 435 - Dr Percy, in his Notes to the Northumberland Household Book, tells us : " The anniversary of St Blasius is the 3d of February, when it is still the custom in many parts of England to light up fires on the hills on St Blayse night : a custom anciently taken up, perhaps for no better reason than the jingling resemblance of his name to the word Blaze.
Page 418 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
Page 418 - For while with their knife which they hold in one hand they cut the meate out of the dish, they fasten their forke which they hold in their other hand upon the same dish...
Page 431 - I know not whether the above offer was accepted, or the faid William WORME committed to durance in Alnwick Caftle : but there is a tradition in the place, that an Auditor was formerly confined in the Dungeon under one of the Towers, till he could make up his Accounts to his Lord's Satisfaction.
Page 423 - Hall —The great chamber being served, the steward and chaplain must sit down in the hall, and call unto them the gentlemen, if there be any unplaced above, and then the servants of the strangers, as their masters be in degree. " The usher's words of direction ; first, when they go to cover, he must go before them through the hall, crying, ' By your leaves, gentlemen, stand by.
Page xiv - I will not say that this extremity is oft so well to be seen in time of plentie as of dearth ; but if I should I could easily bring my trial : for albeit...
Page 421 - ... master of the hounds; master falconer ; porter and his man. Two butchers; two keepers of the home park; two keepers of the red-deer park.
Page 63 - In Northumberland's establishment, here as everywhere, the utmost care was exercised regarding provision of this sort. In 1512, his Grace ordered ' ' ITEM that oone of the Clerkis of the Countynghous luke dayly upon the Caterer's Stuf that he bryngyth in and that it be broght up into the Countynghous and if it be not able Stuf nor worth the price that he sittythe upon it to delyver it hym again and not to be receyved ne occupied for my Lordis use.