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A History of the Church and Priory of Swine in Holderness ... - Page 130
by Thomas Thompson - 1824 - 268 pages
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 8

Henry Morley - English literature - 1892
...the religious houses fell : — " A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions reserved of those library books, some to serve their...rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole...
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 8

Henry Morley - English literature - 1892
...mansions reserved of those library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candlesiicks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole...
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The History and Fate of Sacrilege

Sir Henry Spelman - Sacrilege - 1895 - 355 pages
...houses at the dissolution of them, took the libraries as part of the bargain and booty — reserving of those library books, some to serve their jakes,...rub their boots, some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they a mt over sea to the book-binders ; not in small numbers, but at times...
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The Book-hunter in London: Historical and Other Studies of Collectors and ...

William Roberts - Bibliomania - 1895 - 333 pages
...of them who purchased those superstitious mansions [monasteries] , reserved of these Library-books, some ... to scour their candlesticks, and some to...rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers, but at times whole...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 281

English periodicals - 1896
...superstitious mansions reserved of these, library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour the candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocer and soapseller, and some they sent over the sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers, but...
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Messenger, Volume 42

1904
...What became of them all? Old John Bale tells us that " men used them to scour their candlesticks and rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers and some they sent over sea to the book binders, not in small numbers, but in whole ships full, to the wondering of foreign nations. I...
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Beowulf and the Finnesburh Fragment

Clarence Griffin Child - Dragons - 1904 - 93 pages
...great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions reserved of those library books . . . some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full,...
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Reformation and Renaissance (circa 1377-1610)

Jean Mary Stone - Bible - 1904 - 470 pages
...Search of John Leylande for England's Antiquities, 1549, says that many of these treasures were used " to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soapsellers, and some they sent over sea to the book-binders, not in small number, but at times whole...
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The Century of Columbus

James Joseph Walsh - Renaissance - 1914 - 577 pages
...great number of them which purchased those superstitions mansions reserved of those library books . . . some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some over sea to the book-binders, not in small number, but at times whole ships...
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Questions of Moral Theology

Thomas Slater - Christian ethics - 1915 - 426 pages
...houses at the dissolution of them, took the libraries as part of the bargain and booty, — reserving of those library books, some to serve their jakes,...rub their boots, some they sold to the grocers and soapsellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders; not in small numbers, but at times whole...
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