The history and antiquities of Hawsted

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Page 200 - ... an easy ambling pace. For our countrymen, seeking their ease in every corner where it is to be had, delight very much in...
Page 38 - Custom of praying for the dead ; for as the usual approach to this and most Country Churches is by the South, it was natural for burials to be on that side, that those who were going to divine service might, in their way, by the sight of the graves of their friends, be put in mind to offer up a prayer for the welfare of their souls ; and even now, since the custom of praying for the dead is abolished, the same obvious situation of Graves may excite some tender recollection in those who view them,...
Page 137 - You shall have sometimes fair houses so full of glass that one cannot tell where to become to be out of the sun or cold.
Page 188 - ... dominus bofpitium tenuerit), if he did not, he was to have a livery of corn, as other domeftics had ; and his horfe was to be kept in the manor ftable. He was next in dignity to the fteward and bailiff. The hay harveft was an affair of no great importance. There were but 30 acres of grafs annually mown at this period. This was done, or paid for, by the cuftomary tenants. The price of mowing an acre was 6 d.
Page 132 - Contiguous to one of the bedchambers was a wainfcoted clofet, about 7 feetfquare; the pannels painted with various fentences, emblems, and mottos. It was called the painted clofet; at firft probably defigned for an oratory, and, from one of the fentences, for the ufe of a lady. The drefles of the figures are of the age of James I.
Page 222 - Henry VI. than they are at present. In the fourteenth century, Sir John Cullum observes, a harvest man had fourpence a day, which enabled him in a week to buy a comb of wheat ; but to buy a comb of wheat, a man must now (1784) work ten or twelve days. So...
Page 230 - ... head foremost. As soon as the operation was performed, the wounded tree was bound up with packthread, and as the bark healed the child was to recover. The first of these young patients was to be cured of the rickets, the second of a rupture.
Page 132 - It was called the painted closet ; at first probably designed for an oratory, and, from one of the sentences, for the use of a lady. The dresses of the figures are of the age of James I. This closet was therefore fitted up for the last Lady Drury, and, perhaps, under her direction. The paintings are well executed, and now put up in a small apartment at Hardwick House.
Page 132 - Among the rooms on that floor was one called the still-room, an apartment where the ladies of old much amused themselves in distilling waters and cordials, as well for the use of themselves, and of their poor neighbours, as for several purposes of cookery. In this room stood a death's head ; no improper emblem of the effects of the operations carried on within it Contiguous to one of the bedchambers was a wainscoted closet, about seven feet square ; the panels painted with various sentences, emblems,...
Page 165 - To fay or fey a pond or ditch, to clean by throwing the mud out of it. " Such muddy deep ditches, and pits in the field, That all a dry summer no water will yield ; By feying, and casting that mud upon heaps, Commodities many the husbandman reaps.

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