A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare Volume 11

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare Volume 11

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...has a similar origin, is increased by finding that the island of Cyprus is associated with certain manufactures. In the Antient Kalendars and Inventories of the Treasury of the Exchequer, edited by Sir Francis Palgrave (iii, 358), among the goods and chattels belonging to Richard II., and found in the Castle at Haverford, are enumerated: 'Prim'ement xxv. draps d'or de div'ses suytes dount iiii. de Cipre les autres de Lukes' Lukes is here Lucca (Fr. Lucques), and Cipre is Cyprus. Again, in a list of draperies sold at Norwich in 44 and 45 Elizabeth (quoted by Mr Gomme in Notes and Qu. 5th Ser. x, 226, from the Appendix to the Thirtv-eighth Report of the Deputv Keeper of the Public Records, p. 444), we find 'fustyans of Naples... Paris clothes... sattins of Cipres, Spanish sattins.' Further, in the Nomenclator of Hadrianus Junius, translated by Higins (ed. Fleming, 1585, p. 157), we find, Vestis subserica, tramoserica... De satin de Cypres. A garment of cypers satten, or of silke grograiae.' F4, Rowe +, Var. '73. If therefore there were special fabrics known as ' cloth of gold of Cypres ' and 'satin of Cyprus, ' it is evident that these were so called, either because Cyprus was the place of their manufacture, or, which is equally probable, because they were brought into Europe from the East through Cyprus. In Hall's account (Chronicle, Hen. VIII., foL 83a) of a masque at the entertainment given to Henry the Eighth by Francis, it is said that three of the performers had ' on their hedes bonettes of Turkay fashyon, of cloth of gold of Tyssue, and clothe of syluer rolled in Cypres kercheffes after the Panyns fashyon, ' which points to an Eastern origin for the use of cypress. From denoting the material only, the word 'cypress' came to signify a...show more

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  • 1236971469
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