The History of the Town of Gravesend in the County of Kent, and of the Port of London

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Page 247 - Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages, that lead to nothing. Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave Lord-Keeper led the brawls ; The seals and maces danc'd before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat and satin doublet, Mov'd the stout heart of England's Queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 274 - We had women, and indeed wine too, of such plenty, as would have astonished each sober beholder. Our feasts were magnificent, and the two royal guests did most lovingly embrace each other at table. I think the Dane hath strangely wrought on our good English nobles ; for those, whom I could never get to taste good liquor, now follow the fashion and wallow in beastly delights. The ladies abandon their sobriety, and are seen to roll about in intoxication.
Page 410 - We soon arrived at Gravesend, and found some difficulty in getting ashore, occasioned by an unlucky boy's having placed his boat between us and the landing-place, and refusing us passage over his vessel ; but, as virtue surmounts all obstacles, we happily accomplished this adventure, and arrived at Mr. Bramble's at six. There we washed our faces and hands, and had our wigs powdered ; then drank coffee, eat toast and butter, paid our reckoning, and set out at eight.
Page 266 - I'll speed me to the pond, where the high stool On the long plank hangs o'er the muddy pool, That stool, the dread of every scolding quean.
Page 330 - ... to endeavour any change or alteration of government either in church or state ; and that the same was in itself an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the subjects of this realm against the known laws and liberties of this kingdom.
Page 21 - And within a little space they went to London, and they dug a great ditch on the south side, and dragged their ships to the west side of the bridge...
Page 117 - I dight me to do as I did before. Now JESUS, that in Bethlem was bore, Save London ; and send true Lawyers their meed ! For whoso wants money, with them shall not speed ! I**"
Page 133 - Confessor, have granted and given license for us and our heirs, as much as in us is, to our beloved...
Page 211 - And then at the signe of the Christopher, he and his friends banketted, and made me, and them that were in the company great cheere : and for very joy that he had to see the towardness of our intended discovery, he entered into the dance himselfe, amongst the rest of the young and lusty company : which being ended, hee and his friends departed most gently, commending us to the Governance of Almighty God.
Page 345 - Down to Gravesend, where I find the duke of Albemarle just come, with a great many idle lords and gentlemen, with their pistols and fooleries...

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