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Curious Antiquities: Or the Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings ...
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Page 113 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meat, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
Page 113 - This form of feeding I understand is generally used in all places of Italy, their forks being for the most part made of iron or steel, and some of silver, but those are used only by gentlemen. The reason of this their curiosity is because the Italian cannot by any means endure to ha.ve his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men's fingers are not alike clean.
Page 112 - For while with their knife which they hold in one hand they cut the meate out of the dish, they fasten their forke which they hold in their other hand upon the same dish...
Page 72 - It was consecrated to Hertha, the Goddess of Peace and Fertility ; and no quarrels might be maintained, no blood shed, during this truce of the Goddess. Each village, in the absence of the Baron at the assembly of the nation, enjoyed a kind of Saturnalia. The vassals met upon the common green around the May-pole, where they elected a village lord, or king, as he was called, who chose his queen.
Page 104 - Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: 20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
Page 43 - Bless to both nations this auspicious hour ! So may the Trojan and the Tyrian line In lasting. concord from this day combine. Thou, Bacchus, god of joys and friendly cheer, And gracious Juno, both, be present here ! And you, my lords of Tyre, your vows address To heaven with mine, to ratify the peace.
Page 92 - ... great number of copies being found, they were seized : the red ink, with which they were embellished, was said to be his blood : it was seriously adjudged that he was in league with the devil; and if he had not...
Page 91 - As he sold his printed copies for sixty crowns, •while the scribes demanded five hundred, this created universal astonishment : but when he produced copies as fast as they were •wanted, and lowered the price to thirty crowns, all Paris was agitated. The uniformity of the copies increased the wonder. Informations were given...
Page 59 - On the annual aquatic procession of the Lord Mayor of London to Westminster, the barge of the Company of Stationers, which is usually the first in the show, proceeds to Lambeth Palace, where from time immemorial they (the Stationers) receive a present of sixteen bottles of the archbishop's prime wine.
Page 90 - Some will have St. Anthony's picture on the walls of their houses, hoping by that to be preserved from the plague ; and the Italians, who do not know the true signification of the fire painted at the side of their saint, concluding that he preserves houses from being burnt, invoke him on such occasions.