History and rhyme, for young readers. The four English kings William


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Pagina 43 - It was not till the end of this reign that any salads, carrots, turnips, or other edible roots, were produced in England. The little of these vegetables that was used was formerly imported from Holland and Flanders". Queen Catherine, when she wanted a salad, was obliged to despatch a messenger thither on purpose.
Pagina 36 - of his dining-room with clean ftraw or hay *' every morning in winter, and with frefh bul" rufhes and green branches of trees every day " in fummer, that fuch of the knights who " came to dine with him, as could not find " room on the benches, might fit down and *' dine comfortably on the floor, without fpoil
Pagina 34 - But it appears that our paper was at firft made of cotton ; and, on that account, called charta bombi/cina, or cotton paper ; and that towards the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century, it began to be made of linen rags, as it is at prefent.
Pagina 41 - The time of dinner, in this period, even at court, and in the families of the greatest Barons, was at nine in the forenoon, and the time of supper at five in the afternoon. These times were very convenient for despatching the most important business of the day without interruption, as the one was before it began, and the other after it was ended.
Pagina 45 - Books on husbandry began to appear in England about the beginning of the sixteenth century. The first was a translation by Bishop Grosthead, in 1500; this was followed, in 1521, by Arnold's Chronicles, in which there is a chapter on ' the crafte of graftynge, and plantynge, and alterynge of Fruits, as well in colours as in taste.
Pagina 41 - Lever a cinq, diner a neuf, Souper a cinq, coucher a neuf, Fait vivre d'ans nonante et neuf.
Pagina 41 - England, he was, by charter, allowed twelve of the king's wastel cakes, and twelve of his simnel cakes every day for his table. But the most common bread used by persons in comfortable circumstances was made of the whole flour, coarse and fine, the price of which was very early settled by law, in proportion to the price of wheat. The common people had bread made of the meal of rye, barley, or oats.
Pagina 37 - Henry I. of a mantle of exquisitely fine cloth, lined with black sables, with white spots, which cost 100 of the money of that time ;t and Richard I.
Pagina 41 - To rise at five, to dine at nine, To sup at five, to bed at nine, Makes a man live to ninety-nine.
Pagina 38 - I. possessed a mantle still more splendid, and probably more expensive, which is said to have been striped in straight lines, ornamented with half-moons of solid silver, and nearly covered with shining orbs, in imitation of the system of the heavenly bodies."J Henry II.

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