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Tales of an Antiquary Volume 1; Chiefly Illustrative of the Manners, Traditions, and Remarkable Localities of Ancient London

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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. 1828 Excerpt: ...then, and say briefly without gibing," answered Pierce, disappointed at not trouncing somebody; "I may not linger here, if I would not have Cheap tell of it till noonday." "Well, then, thus it is," began Fabyan Kersey, a Clothier's Servant dwelling in the Mercery in Cheap, "thou see'st how these dog ...
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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. 1828 Excerpt: ...then, and say briefly without gibing," answered Pierce, disappointed at not trouncing somebody; "I may not linger here, if I would not have Cheap tell of it till noonday." "Well, then, thus it is," began Fabyan Kersey, a Clothier's Servant dwelling in the Mercery in Cheap, "thou see'st how these dog Easterlings,"--at this time a general name applied to almost all the Continental merchants in London,--" still furnish the realm with their wares, whilst our masters are shut out of all ports, save Calais. I would that every ell of their stuffs were eaten up by moth and mildew, ere they had drawn so much profit from worthy London Citizens; an' they keep on this trade, 1. wot that there 'll be few shops in the Mercery, without a bankrupt master, and famished serving-men.'" "Aye," said Blaize Russet, " it's all as true as the holy 'Vangils; and so we have come to this end, to arm ourselves as we may, and boldly to fall upon these outlandish villains, even in their very trenches at the Stilyard; break down their store-rooms, carry the goods to honester men's houses, and drive these locusts out of the land, to the fiend, or to Flanders again." "A good plot, truly, if it be but as bravely followed," replied Pierce, " but some of ye said erewhile that ye were wishing for me: now I pray ye to tell me how I stand concerned in your quarrel, seeing that I deal neither in fustian nor halberject." "How art thou concerned?v exclaimed Fabyan, " what! dost not think that if the Flemings prosper they will soon supply all that is lacked in London? Men say that there be marvellous good gold-workers in Almaine, and that even thy master learned much of his cunning there. But frankly now, ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151129611
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 70
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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