Extra Series Volume 32

Extra Series Volume 32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... is mentioned, a kind of suburb to Chester. In the Sccunda Pastor-um. Secundus Pastor. Who shuld do us that skornel that were a fowlle spott. P1"i1nu-s Pastor. Some shrewn. I have soght with my doges All Horhery shroges And of XV hoges Fond l bot oone ewe. " H01-bury is the name of a. village about two or three miles'southwest from Vakefield. Shroges or Scroggs is a northern term applied to any piece of rough uninclosed ground more or less covered with low brushwood." "The other local allusion is less decisive than this. When the two Shepherds appoint. to meet, the place which they c%l_tllo' l11e.' Now, though it cannot, perhaps, be shown that there was y place or tree then precisely so denominated, yet it can be shown that, at no great distance from Horbury, there was at that time a rcinnrkable thorn tree which was known by the name of the Sliep_herd's Thorn. It stood in Mapplewell, near the borders of the two rnanors of Notton and Darton. A jury in the 20th of Edward IV., on a question between James Strangeways of Harlsey, -and the Prior of B1-etton, found that the Shepherd's Thorn ' was in Darton '; and in the time of Charles I., one John Webster of Kexborough, then aged 77, deposed that the inhabitants of Mapplewell and Darton had been accustomed to turn their sheep on the moor at all times, and that it extended southward to a place called 'The Shopherd's Thorn, ' where a thorn tree stood. There must be here more than an accidental coincidence." Since the publication of the Surtces Society edition of the Towneley Plays in 1836, all the three other great cycles of English Miracle Plays have been printed, the so-called ' Coventry ' cycle in l84l, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821912
  • 9781236821911