A History of the Dress of the British Soldier: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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W. Clowes and sons, 1852 - 171 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 72 - His linen was plain, and' not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour.
Σελίδα 72 - The first time I ever took notice of him was in the very beginning of the Parliament held in November, 1640, when I vainly thought myself a courtly young gentleman — for we courtiers valued ourselves much upon our good clothes ! I came into the House one morning...
Σελίδα 38 - Vide frontispiece to this work. " At the close of the fifteenth century," says Strutt, " the dress of the English was exceedingly fantastical and absurd, insomuch that it was even difficult to distinguish one sex from the other.
Σελίδα 16 - Sir Eustace, you are the most valiant knight in Christendom, that I ever saw attack his enemy, or defend himself. I never yet found any one in battle, who, body to body, had given me so much to do as you have done this day. I adjudge to you the prize of valour above all the knights of my court, as what is justly due to you.
Σελίδα 45 - Chronicle, adds that Henry VIII. never wore any hose but such as were made of cloth. In an inventory of his apparel, however, preserved in the Harleian Library, we find mention of several pair of silk hose — one short pair of black silk and gold woven together...
Σελίδα 19 - ... worth of goods and chattels. Four years afterwards it was ordained that no man, let his condition be what it might, should be permitted to wear a gown or garment cut or slashed into pieces in the form of letters, rose leaves, and posies of various kinds, or any suchlike devices, under the penalty of forfeiting the same, and the offending tailor was to be imprisoned during the king's pleasure.
Σελίδα 17 - ... necks, and so they came riding through the streets of London to Smithfield, with a great number of trumpets and other instruments of music before them. The king and queen, who were lodged in the bishop's palace of London, were come from thence, with many great estates, and placed in chambers to see the jousts.
Σελίδα 16 - He then passed on, and left sir Geoffry standing, without having a word to say for himself. When ho came to sir Eustace de Ribeaumont, he assumed a cheerful look, and said, with a smile; " Sir Eustace, you are the most valiant knight in Christendom, that I ever saw attack his enemy, or defend himself.
Σελίδα 72 - I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side...

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