The Cream of Curiosity; Being an Account of Certain Historical and Literary Manuscripts of the Xviith, Xviiith & Xixth Centuries

The Cream of Curiosity; Being an Account of Certain Historical and Literary Manuscripts of the Xviith, Xviiith & Xixth Centuries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...laced with gold and silver lace and afterwards had no use for them'. In a letter to another cousin, Tremyll, we find some details of the show itself. 'I send you ', he says, ' a booke of our masque Shirley's Triumph of Peace which was presented on Monday last with much applause and commendation from ye King and Queene and all spectators. We all kist ye Queene's hand and then were conducted by my Lord Chamberlain and other Lords to a rich banquet whereto ye King and Queene came and took a taste and then graciously smiling upon us left us to the sole enjoying of that well furnished table. Being much taken with ye masque the King sent invitation to us to ride againe on Tuesday next to1 the Merchant Taylor's Hall, in ye same manner as we rode to Whitehall, to meet his Majesty to supper. Sir Harry Vane 1 and other great Travellers say they never saw such a sight in any part of the world '. VIII The other letters deal chiefly with cases in the courts, but are so full of scandal, and so free from legal phrasing that a layman may enjoy them. I find from the records of the Inn that Pagitt was called to the Utter Bar in 1635 and was attached later to the northern circuit. Writing from the sessions at Harrogate to his Uncle Sir Thomas Twysden, Doctor of Laws and Chancellor of Lichfield, he says: 'I heard likewise one yt went by the name of Dr Bright indicted and convicted for being married to three wives at one time. He had his clergy - and was burnt in the hand. There was another convict for a conspiracy who went to one Mr Tine a merchant at the Exchange and threatened to sue him at the spirituall court for having camel knowledge of a wench whom he had instructed 1 He was at that time Comptroller of the King's Household. This is rather a late example...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614631
  • 9781236614636