Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700 ...: To which are Added, Illustrations of the Changes in Our Language, Literary Customs, and Gradual Improvement in Style and Versification, and Various Particulars Concerning Public and Private Libraries ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811 - Costume - 576 pages

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Page 258 - Sathan are most certainly practised, and that the instruments thereof merits most severely to be punished : against the damnable opinions of two principally in our age, whereof the one called Scot, an Englishman, is not ashamed in public print to deny that there can be such a thing as witchcraft ; and so maintains the old error of the Sadducees in denying of spirits.
Page 187 - A dispensation of the Gospel is committed to' me, and woe is' me if I preach not the Gospel.
Page 330 - Among other affected habits, few of the Puritans, what degree soever they were of, wore their hair long enough to cover their ears, and the ministers and many others cut it close round their heads, with so many little peaks, as was something ridiculous to behold ; whereupon Cleaveland, in his Hue and Cry after them, begins, " With hair in Characters and lugs in Text,
Page 227 - Hogue, the king leaped on shore first; but by accident he fell, and with such violence that the blood gushed out at his nose : the knights that were near him said, " Dear sir, let us entreat you to return to your ship, and not think of landing to-day, for this is an unfortunate omen.
Page 82 - ... that if any person of the age of sixteen years or upwards, being a subject of this realm, at any time after the tenth day of May next,1 shall be present at any assembly, conventicle or meeting under colour or pretence of any exercise of religion in other manner than according to the liturgy and practice of the Church of England...
Page 277 - And on sweet St Agnes' night Please you with the promised sight, Some of husbands, some of lovers, Which an empty dream discovers.
Page 277 - You must lie in another county, and knit the left garter about the right legged stocking (let the other garter and stocking alone) and as you rehearse these following verses, at every comma, knit a knot. This knot I knit, To know the thing, I know not yet, That I may see, The man (woman) that shall my husband (wife) be, How he goes, and what he wears, And what he does, all days, and years.
Page 243 - Expositions of Dreams, Oracles, Revelations, Invocations of damned Spirits, Judicials of Astrologie, or any other kinde of pretended Knowledge whatsoever, De futuris contingentibus, have been causes of great disorder in the Commonwealth, especially among the simple and unlearned people, very needfull to be published, which grew by most palpable and grosse errors in Astrologie.
Page 71 - Conventicles and unlawful Assemblies, are now, by his Majesty's particular command in council, appointed to be used every Lord's Day for celebrating divine worship, and preaching the word of God, by approved Orthodox Ministers, thereto to be appointed by the Right Reverend Father in God the Lord Bishop of London...
Page 256 - ... harms and losses to concur, and, as it were, to take effect ; and so confesseth that she (as a goddess) hath brought such things to pass.

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