The Model Merchant of the Middle Ages: Exemplified in the Story of Whittington and His Cat: Being an Attempt to Rescue that Interesting Story from the Region of Fable, and to Place it in Its Proper Position in the Legitimate History of this Country

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Hamilton, Adams, 1860 - 95 стор.

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Сторінка 36 - That Whittington lived, no doubt can be made ; that he was Lord Mayor of London, is equally true ; but as to his Cat, that, gentlemen, is the Gordian knot to untie. And here, gentlemen, be it permitted me to define what a Cat is. A Cat is a domestic, whiskered, four-footed animal, whose employment is catching of mice ; but let puss have been ever so subtle, let puss have been ever so successful, to what could puss's captures amount? No tanner can curry the skin of a mouse, no family make a meal of...
Сторінка 58 - I was hungry, and ye gave me meat; thirsty, and ye gave me drink; naked, and ye clothed me; a stranger, and ye took me in. I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Сторінка 68 - Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may Rise glorious at the awful day.
Сторінка 29 - Guinea, and being presented by the king thereof with his weight in gold for a cat to kill their mice, and an ointment to kill their flies, which he improved in five years to six thousand pounds on the place, and, returning to Portugal, after fifteen years' traffic, became the third man in the kingdom.
Сторінка 16 - ... possession until the dissolution of the monasteries, when it was granted to Sir Giles Pole, who married Elizabeth, the youngest of the co-heiresses of Thomas Whittington, the last male of the direct branch of the family. By the will of Robert Whittington (1424), it appears that Pauntley was the burial-place of the family. He desires to be buried in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, in Pauntley. His son Guy, by will (1440), desires to be buried in the New Chapel of St. George in the above...
Сторінка 64 - Hugh Fitzwarren, and dame Molde his wife, the fathers and mothers of the said Richard Whittington and Alice his wife: For king Richard .the Second, and Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester, special lords and promoters of the said Richard Whittington, &c.
Сторінка 49 - II., AD 1388, that no serf should under any circumstances whatsoever be admitted to the freedom of the city '; and without the freedom of the city I suspect none could legally carry on a trade on...
Сторінка 37 - The commerce this worthy merchant carried on was chiefly confined to our coasts ; for this purpose he constructed a vessel, which from its agility and lightness, he aptly christened a cat. Nay, to this...

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