Memorials of the Ancient of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk

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Longmans; and J. R. Smith, 1850 - 403 pages
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Page 291 - ... Norman Spital, did much service to the city." The next year Queen Elizabeth gave a charter to the Corporation of Ipswich, which had " appointed certain houses for the correction of the vicious and curing of the sick, and called it Christ's Hospital." || The purpose of the hospital is thus stated : " that the poor and orphans may be taught, such as were sick to be preserved alive for honest uses, and the slothful vagabonds and sturdy beggars, women of bad name and reputation, to be committed to...
Page 288 - ... finely with silkepointes, or some such like, and laied on also with rowes .of lace or gardes, as the other before. And yet, notwithstandyng all this is not sufficient except they be made of silke, velvet, satin, damaste, and other like precious thinges beside: yea, every one, servying-man, and other inferior to them in every condition, will not stick to flaunt it out in these kinde of hozen, with all other their apparell sutable thereunto. In times past, kynges (as olde historiographers in their...
Page 35 - Cough, who describes it as exhibiting " Leicester-town in one corner ; several warriors in the middle ; Sir Charles William Brandon, who is supposed to have lived here, father to Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk, and standard-bearer to the Earl of Richmond, lies dead by his horse, and on the other side the standard : at a distance seems to be the earl, with the crown placed on his head by Sir William Stanley ; in another is Leicester-abbey, the abbot coming out of the porch to compliment the...
Page 79 - Book, and with one voice solemnly to swear "that from " henceforth they would be obedient, intending, con" suiting, and aiding to their bailiffs, coroners, and all " and every aforesaid capital portmen, with their persons " and chattels, to preserve and maintain the aforesaid " town of Ipswich, and the new charter...
Page 373 - ... individual, though it appears evident Mr. Ward did not curb propensities engendered by the age, but rather followed them with devotedness and enlarged upon them. His chief sermons and addresses have been published both separately and collectively — the last in a thick octavo, under the title of " A Collection of such Sermons and Treatises as have been written and published by Samuel Ward, Bachelor in Divinity, and preacher of Ipswich, are here gathered into one volume. London, printed for John...
Page 30 - ... it, and at the time of its being opened, the floor was strewed with wooden angels, and such figures as usually serve to decorate a Catholic oratory. It is supposed that the chapel existed in a perfect state at the date of the Reformation ; but after that period the open assumption of the proscribed faith becoming dangerous, the body of this place of worship was converted into a common sitting-room, and the roof concealed by a beamed ceiling.
Page 35 - We next view him armed cap a pie, reclining perhaps at the foot of the statue of his patroness, meditating his conquest; his lance lying beside him, and his horse standing saddled and bridled. The reclining warrior and the horse are the only figures in the piece that could possibly suggest the idea of the battle of Bosworth...
Page 34 - VIII. had a residence where the Tankard public-house and the Theatre now stand. In the former, some curious remains of the decorations of Sir Anthony's mansion still exist, particularly in a large room on the ground floor ; the oak wainscot of which, beautifully carved in festoons of flowers, and a Variety of devices, was formerly- gilti but is now painted blue and white.
Page 42 - This year the army (of Danes) rode across Mercia, into East Anglia, and took up their winter quarters at Thetford. And the same winter King Edmund fought against them, and the Danes got the victory, and slew the king, and subdued all the land, and destroyed all the minsters which they came to. The names of their chiefs who slew the king were Hingwar and Hubba.
Page 205 - England (!) and had the noblest harbour in the east, and most convenient for the trade of the northern and eastern parts of the world, so till this time was in as flourishing a state as any other in England." To these memorials of the early trade of this port may be added a few notices of shipping in parallel eras. No doubt, previously to the reign of Edward HI, monarchs whose warlike necessities required the assistance of maritime towns, received it from the port of Ipswich.

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