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" ... jewels, and, for the better garnishing whereof, the townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them, their greatest ambition being to outdo... "
Old and New Nottingham - Page 330
by William Howie Wylie - 1853 - 374 pages
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The every-day book, or, The guide to the year

William Hone - 1825
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them,...outdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly parted with ; and accordingly in another place we find...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1826
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them,...outdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly parted with ; and accordingly in another place we find...
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The Every Day Book, Or, A Guide to the Year: Describing the ..., Volume 1

William Hone - 1826
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them, their greatest ambition being to cutdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly...
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The Every-day Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements ...

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1868
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them, their greatest ambition being to cutdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calandar of Popular ...

William Hone - Days - 1835
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them, their greatest ambition being to cutdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 25

1835
...within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself afforded them; their grealest ambition being to outdo one another in the bravery of their garlands. WGC DAGOEIt MONEY. WHEN the judges enter the town of New. castle-upon-Tyne, to hold the assizes for...
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The every-day book and table-book; or, Everlasting calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - 1837
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them, their greatest ambition being to cutdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must have been reluctantly...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - 1839
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them,...outdo one another in the bravery of their garlands."* So pleasant a sight must that the person, whose business it was to have been reluctantly parted with...
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History and antiquities of Nottingham

James Orange - 1840
...of the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself afforded them ; their greatest ambition being to out-do one...another in the bravery of their garlands." This custom seems to have been lost in the regular military watch, established during the conflict between king...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr ..., Volume 1

John Brand - 1849
...townsmen use the day before to ransack the gardens of all the gentlemen within six or seven miles about Nottingham, besides what the town itself affords them,...another in the bravery of their garlands. This custom is now quite left off. It used to be kept in this town even so lately as the reign of King Charles...
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