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Página 308 - Trenchmore, and the CushionDance, and then all the Company dance, Lord and Groom, Lady and Kitchen-Maid, no distinction. . So in our Court, in Queen Elizabeth's time, Gravity and State were kept up. In King James's time things were pretty well. But in King Charles's time, there has been nothing but Trenchmore, and the Cushion-Dance, omnium gatherum tollypolly, hoite come toite.
Página 112 - But this was soft music compared with that of his heroic daughter, Elizabeth, who, according to Hentzner, used to be regaled during dinner " with twelve trumpets and two kettle-drums; which, together with fifes, cornets, and sidedrums, made the hall ring for half an hour together.
Página 17 - The verse of Chaucer, I confess, is not harmonious to us; but 'tis like the eloquence of one whom Tacitus commends, it was auribus istius temporis accommodata: they who lived with him, and some time after him, thought it musical; and it continues so, even in our judgment, if compared with the numbers of Lidgate and Gower, his contemporaries: there is the rude sweetness of a Scotch tune in it, which is natural and pleasing, though not perfect.
Página 100 - Europe during the latter part of the Sixteenth and beginning of the Seventeenth centuries.
Página 31 - Pultenham says that one Gray grew into good estimation with the Duke of Somerset for making certain merry ballads, whereof one chiefly was the hunte is up, the hunte is up.
Página 16 - Tom observed to me, that after having written more odes than Horace, and about four times as many comedies as Terence, he was reduced to great difficulties by the importunities of a set of men, who, of late years, have furnished him with the accommodations of life, and would not, as we say, be paid with a song.
Página 72 - ... remote period, have evinced an enthusiastic admiration for song and poetry ; that the harper was to be found amongst the officers who composed the personal state of the sovereign, and that the country maintained a privileged race of wandering minstrels, who eagerly seized on the prevailing superstitions and romantic legends, and wove them in rude but sometimes very expressive versification into their stories and ballads : who were welcome guests at the gate of every feudal castle, and fondly...
Página 308 - French-more, and the cushion-dance, and then all the company dances, lord and groom, lady and kitchen-maid, no distinction. So in our court, in Queen Elizabeth's time, gravity and state were kept up.
Página 172 - THE low birth and indigent condition of this " * * man placed him in a station in which he ought naturally to have remained unknown to posterity. But what fortune called him to act and to suffer in Scotland, obliges history to descend from its dignity, and to record his adventures.