Berkeley Manuscripts: Abstracts and Extracts of Smyth's Lives of the Berkeleys, Illustrative of Ancient Manners and the Constitution; Including All the Pedigrees in that Ancient Manuscript. To which are Annexed a Copious History of the Castle and Parish of Berkeley, Consisting of Matter Never Before Published; and Biographical Anecdotes of Dr. Jenner ...

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J. Nichols and son, 1821 - Berkeley (England) - 242 pages

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Page 58 - HERE lies the Earl of Suffolk's fool, Men call'd him Dicky Pearce ; His folly served to make folks laugh, When wit and mirth were scarce. Poor Dick, alas ! is dead and gone, What signifies to cry ? Dickies enough are still behind, To laugh at by and by.
Page 239 - British Monachism; or, Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England.
Page 227 - I've dispatch'd, my dear madam, this scrap of a letter, To say that Miss is very much better: A regular Doctor no longer she lacks, And therefore I've sent her a couple of Quacks.
Page 149 - God mayntayne and encrease ever to your worship; and it please you to hear how I fare. Sir, squall and squall. Thomas, Roger, and Jacket have asked surety of peace of mee, for their intent was to bringe me into the Towre; but, I trust in God, to-morrowe they shall go in bayle unto the next term, and soe to goe home, and then to come agayne; and, Sur, I trust to God and you will not treat with them, but keep your own in the most manlyest wyse...
Page i - Berkeley Manuscripts. Abstracts and Extracts of Smyth's Lives of the Berkeleys. illustrative of Ancient Manners and the Constitution ; including all the Pedigrees in that Ancient Manuscript. To which are annexed A Copious History of the Castle and Parish of Berkeley, consisting of Matter never before published ; and Biographical Anecdotes of Dr. Jenner, his interviews with the Emperor of Russia, etc.
Page 59 - A hood resembling a monk's cowl, which, at a very early period, it was certainly designed to imitate, covered the head entirely, and fell down over part of the breast and shoulders. It was sometimes decorated with asses...
Page 23 - ... banks were laid under water, and many hundreds of men, women, and children perished in the floods. From the hills might be seen herds of cattle, and flocks of sheep, with husbandmen labouring in the fields, all swept away together, and swallowed up in one dreadful inundation. Houses, barns, ricks of corn and hay, were all involved in the common ruin. Many who were rich in the morning were beggars before noon ; and several perished in endeavouring to save their effects. Bristol and Aust suffered...
Page 200 - ... might have a further plot against his head and that castle, whereto he had taken no small liking, and affirmed to have good title to the same.
Page 200 - Langham, an Irishman, who served Henry Lord Berkeley as running footman in Elizabeth's time, on one occasion, this noble's wife being sick, ' carried a letter from Callowdon to old Dr Fryer, a physician dwelling in Little Britain in London, and. returned with a glass bottle in his hand, compounded by the doctor, for the recovery of her health, a journey of 148 miles performed by him in less than forty-two hours, notwithstanding his stay of one night at the physician's and apothecary's houses, which...
Page 25 - Deuon, were ouerflowne so farre out, and in such outragious sort, that the countrey all along to Bridgewater was greatly distressed thereby, and much hurt there done; it is a most pittifull sight to beholde what numbers of fat oxen there were drowned ; what flockes of shecpe, what heades of kine hauc their bin lost, and drowned in these...

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