Extracts from the Earliest Book of Accounts Belonging to the Town Trustees of Sheffield, Dating from 1566 to 1707

Leader & Sons, 1879 - 156 sidor

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Sida 2 - In my time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot, as to learn me any other thing, and so I think other men did their children : he taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms as divers other nations do, but with strength of the body.
Sida 137 - Guineas lowered to twenty-two shillings, and great sums daily transported to Holland, where it yields more, with other treasure sent to pay the armies, and nothing considerable...
Sida 2 - ... other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me according to my age and strength; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger. For men shall never shoot well except they be brought up in it. It is a goodly art, a wholesome kind of exercise, and much commended in physic.
Sida 18 - ... order, to the intent that such commodities as may chance to arise thereof, after the charges borne, may be converted towards the...
Sida 2 - The art of shooting hath been in times past much esteemed in this realm : it is a gift of God that he hath given us to excel all other nations withal : it hath been God's instrument, whereby he hath given us many victories against our enemies : but now we have taken up whoring in towns, instead of shooting in the fields.
Sida 4 - ... is brought into existence only when the historian begins to unravel, across the lapse of time, the living man, toiling, impassioned, entrenched in his customs, with his voice and features, his gestures and his dress, distinct and complete as he from whom we have just parted in the street.
Sida 137 - Many executed at London for clipping money, now done to that intolerable extent, that there was hardly any money that was worth above half the nominal value.
Sida 3 - Behind all, we have neither mythology nor languages, but only men, who arrange words and imagery according to the necessities of their organs and the original bent of their intellects. A dogma is nothing in itself ; look at the people who have made it, — a portrait, for instance, of the sixteenth century, the stern and energetic face of an English archbishop or martyr. Nothing exists except through some individual man; it is this individual with whom we must become acquainted.
Sida 12 - The officers, therefore, are directed to convey the impotent poor on horseback, cart, chariot, or otherwise, to the next constable, and so from constable to constable, till they be brought to the place where they were born, or most conversant for the space of three years, there to be kept and nourished of alms.

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