Archaeologia Cambrensis

W. Pickering, 1860

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Side 156 - We have one whose benches are of stone, and the most remarkable monument of this kind which I have yet seen ; it is near the church of St. Just, Penwith, now somewhat disfigured by the injudicious repairs of late years; but by the remains it seems to have been a work of more than usual labour and correctness.
Side 156 - The country people flock from all sides, many miles off, to hear and see it ; for they have therein deuils and deuices, to delight as well the eye as the eare ; the players conne not their parts without booke, but are prompted by one called the Ordinary, who followeth at their backs with the book in his hand, and telleth them softly what they must pronounce aloud.
Side 157 - ... of the general history of the Creation, the Fall, and the Redemption of man, however it might be marred occasionally by passages of lighter or even of ludicrous character. The mighty gathering of people from many miles round, hardly showing like a crowd in that extended region, where nothing ever grows to limit the view on any side, with their booths or tents, absolutely necessary when so many people had to remain three days on the spot, would give a character to the assembly probably more like...
Side 200 - When they, beginning at the south, had made themselves masters of the greatest part of the island, it happened, that the nation of the Picts, from Scythia, as is reported, putting to sea, in a few long ships, were driven by the winds beyond the shores of Britain...
Side 311 - France, whereupon he said, he had kept a castle in France so long, that he made the old women in Wales talk of him ; and that he would keep the castle so long that he would make the old women in France talk of him...
Side 234 - Also be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that all Justices commissioners sheriffs coroners escheators stewards and their Lieutenants and all other officers and ministers of the law shall proclaim and keep the Sessions Courts, Hundreds, Leets, Sheriffs Courts, and all other Courts in the English tongue...
Side 156 - ... roome, was accordingly lessoned beforehand by the Ordinary that he must say after him. His turn came. Quoth the Ordinary, ' Goe forth, man, and show thyself.
Side 123 - Upon the north side, on a plate of copper let into the wall,• is the annexed inscription : — Near this place lyeth the body of Captain Richard Vaughan, of Pantglass, in the county of Caernarvon, who behaved himself with great courage in the service of King Charles the First (of ever blessed memory) in the civil warrs, and therein lost his sight by a shott ; in...
Side 234 - English tongue ; and also that from henceforth no person or persons that use the Welsh Speech or Language shall have or enjoy any manner [of] Office or Fees within this realm of England, Wales, or other the King's Dominion, upon pain of forfeiting the same Offices or Fees, unless he or they use and exercise the English Speech or Language.
Side 156 - And with this his passion the actor makes the audience in like sort acquainted. Hereon the prompter falls to flat rayling and cursing in the bitterest terms he could devise : which the gentleman with a set gesture and countenance, still soberly related, until the Ordinary, driven at last into a madde rage, was faine to give over all.

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