English Surnames: An Essay on Family Nomenclature, Historical, Etymological, and Humorous; with Several Illustrative Appendices, Volume 1

J. R. Smith, 1849

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Page 126 - Ful many a fat partrich hadde he in mewe, And many a breme, and many a luce in stewe Wo was his coke, but if his sauce were Poinant and sharpe, and redy all his gere.
Page 59 - Netherlands, and about the end of the sixteenth or the beginning of the seventeenth century was brought thence to England by protestant refugees. Lewis Roberts, in ' The Treasure of Traffic,' published in 1641, makes the earliest mention extant of the manufacture in England.
Page 179 - Wi ae lock o his gowden hair We'll theek our nest when it grows bare. "Mony a one for him makes mane, But nane sail ken where he is gane; Oer his white banes when they are bare, The wind sail blaw for evermair.
Page 233 - What is he calls upon me, and would seem to lack a Vice ? Ere his words be half spoken, I am with him in a trice; Here, there, and every where, as the cat is with the mice; True Vetus Iniquitas.
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Page 252 - Any relation to the Spectator ?" added the guest. " Most probably," was the prompt rejoinder, " for I often see steel by his side \" XXXIII. ON Mr. AIRE, in St. Giles's Cripplegate : " Methinks this was a wondrous death, That AIRE should die for want of breath !" XXXIV. DR. HAWES was a physician in full practice. His name, one Christmas, called forth the following epigram : " Perpetual freezings, and perpetual thaws, Though bad for hips, are special good for Hawes !" XXXV. " INSCRIPTION on my bed-maker...
Page 81 - In somer, when the shawes be sheyne, And leves be large and long, Hit is full mery in feyre foreste To here the foulys song: To se the dere draw to the dale And leve the hilles hee, And shadow hem in the leves grene Under the grene-wode tre. Hit befel on Whitsontide, Erly in a May mornyng, The Son up feyre can shyne, And the briddis mery can syng. 'This is a mery mornyng...

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