Percy Society Volume 20

Percy Society Volume 20

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...the power he possessed for the best purposes. Armin says: --" Hee was 0. poor man's friend And help! the widow often in the end, The king would even grant what he would crave, For well he knew Will no exacting knave, But whisht the king to doe good deeds great store, Which caus'd the court to love him more and more." One of his last acts of kindness is recorded by Granger. He says, that Somer was at one time a servant in the family of Richard Farmer, Esq., of Eston Weston, in Northamptonshire, ancestor to the Earl of Pomfret, who was found guilty of a praemunire for sending eightpence and a couple of shirts to a priest in Buckingham gaol who had denied the king's supremacy; he was deprived of all his property and reduced to a state of miserable dependance; but Somer in Hem-y's last illness dropped some expressions, which so affected the king's conscience that he restored the dismembered estates to Will's old master. 'P. 2, l. 9, --a Walsg/ngham ryn.q. The shrine of "our lady of Walsingham," in Norfolk, was one of the most celebrated places to which pilgrimages were performed in the middle ages. In Pier's Plowman'.s Vision we read that " Hermite on a heap with hoked staves, Wenden to Walsingham, and ther wenches alter." It was usual for pilgrims to bring away with them from these shrines leaden signs or some other token of their visit. These were generally of little or no intrinsic value, and were rudely executed in lead stamped with the figure of the saint, and carried in the hat of the male pilgrim as a " sign," or on the breast of the female as a "brooch." In the very curious museum of C. Roach Smith, Esq., F.S.A., is preserved one given to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924363
  • 9781236924360