Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, Etc., with an Appendix Containing a Rare Tract on the Lancashire Witches, &c. &c

G. Routledge & sons, 1873 - 283 sider

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Side 203 - Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly hurled, The fragments of an earlier world ; A wildering forest feathered o'er His ruined sides and summit hoar, While on the north, through middle air, Ben-an heaved high his forehead bare. xv. From the steep promontory gazed The stranger, raptured and amazed, And,
Side 275 - Soe far as thou art able, Done great despite and shame unto The knights of the Round Table. If thou be of the Table Round, Quoth Tarquin speedilye, Both thee and all thy fellowship I utterly defye.
Side 124 - God; that the nation, seeing that their temples are not destroyed, may remove error from their hearts, and knowing and adoring the true God, may the more familiarly resort to the places to which they have been accustomed.
Side 269 - Oh, quoth the dragon, with a deep sigh, And turn'd six times together, Sobbing and tearing, cursing and swearing Out of his throat of leather ; More of More-hall ! O thou rascal ! Would I had seen thee never ; With the thing at thy foot, thou hast prick'd my a gut, And I'm quite undone for ever. Murder, murder, the dragon cry'd, Alack, alack for grief; Had you but mist that place, you could Have done me no mischief.
Side 132 - ... this it is the business of the former to prevent by beating it away with the hand, reckoning one to the game for every stroke of the ball ; if, on the contrary, it should be missed by the hand and touch the stool, the players change places [Note.
Side 267 - Thou peerless knight of these woods ; Do but slay this dragon, who won't leave us a rag on, We'll give thee all our goods.
Side 276 - Each at the other ran. They wounded were, and bled full sore, They both for breath did stand, And leaning on their swords awhile, Quoth Tarquine, Hold thy hand, And tell to me what I shall aske. Say on, quoth Lancelot tho. Thou art...
Side 115 - The banners are generally from four to five yards broad and six to eight yards long, having on either side in the centre a painting of Britannia, the king's arms, or some other device. The whole procession is flanked by men with long cart-whips, which they keep continually cracking to make a clear path On the front of some...
Side 138 - It was played by six people (three of each sex), who were coupled by lot. A piece of ground was then chosen., and divided into three compartments, of which the middle one was called hell. It was the object of the couple condemned to this division, to catch the others, who advanced from the two extremities; in which case a change of situation took place, and hell was filled by the couple who were excluded by preoccupation, from the other places : in this
Side 268 - For wit doth strength excel ; Which made our cunning champion Creep down into a well, Where he did think this dragon would drink, And so he did in truth ; And as he stoop'd low, he rose up and cried, boh ! And kick'd him in the mouth. Oh...

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