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contrary to that charm, he mold be set the 5 witches at liberty; the fixt mygtyly tormented; but, if they is ded in the gayle." would speake as had been first direct. ed them, at the end of the last he woolld fall out of his fit as quyelly Ancient annual Cupom in Hallaton, as if one did lay him doune to Nepe. Leicefiershire; from the same. For the rest, I leave till it please God we meete. Leicester, the 18th of A Piece of land was many years July, 1616. Your loving brother, A ago given, the rents and pro
Robart Heyricke."* fits of which the rector for the time : The execution of nine witches in being was to receive for his own one morning is a circumstancescarce- use, on condition of providing two ly credible in theseenlightened times. hare-pies, a quantity of ale, and The same year, however, exhibits two dozen of penny loaves, to be a fimilar prosecution against fix other scrambled for on Lafter Monday an, unhappy women.
nually, after divine lervice and a " I received your letter yesterday, fermop preached. The land, during dated the 10th of October, 1616; the open-field fiate, was called Harefor which I thank you hartely, for Crop-Leys; and when the enclosure I thought yt long lince I hard any took place in 1770, land was allotthinge from you; for anny news I ted to the rector in his allotment in heare but from you I account it but lieu of the said Hare-Crop-Levs. uncertayne, I am delirous to fig. The manner of Icrambling is thus; nefye unto you of the witches, but two large pies (which, inftead of it must be in my next; for they be hares, are now made of veal and but this day, as I am informed, ex- bacon) are made in railed crufts at amyned before Mr. Mair and the the rector's house; and, when baked, justifis, and docktor Lambe, in our are cut into quarters or parts, and town-hall; and to-morrow I shall put into a lack; thc ale (now about know the fubftaunce of the matter; two gallons) is put into two wooden and then you shall hear how the bottles, without handles or strings matter goes wi them. So, with my to hold them by, the corks well love and hartyest salvtatyons to your- thrust in, ard cut off close to the self and my lady doone, I leave you bottle-mouths, and put into a fack to the Most Highest. Leicester, also; the penny loaves are quartered the 15th of Ocober. Your loving and put into a basket, which a man brother, Robart Heyricke. carries, as do two others the facks;
,“ Since the writing of the above, when the procession begins, conthe under sherive, by a warrani di- fisting of inen, women, and chilrected to the highe-lherive, hathe dren.
* This is a striking addition to the many instances which might be produced of the credulity of the last age. One has already been given under Belvoir (Appendix, p. 69;) and others may be seen in “British Topography," vol. i. pp. 311, 371, 429, 467; vol. ii. pp. 26, 46, 52, 254, 672, 744. The earliest of these was in 1566; the latest in 26° The greateft number that appear to have been executed at any one time was in 1645, when Mr. Lawes, an innocent aged clergyman, of Brandefton, a cooper and his wife, and fifteen other women, were all condemned and executed at Bury.
The spot appropriated for the.. in the County of Middlesex, riot fçrambling for the pies and ale is described in the Environs of Lonabout a quarter of a mile fouth of don. the town, a small oblong bank, ten yards long, and fix wide; with a AFTER cardinal Wolley became small old trench round it, and a cir- A poslesed of the leale of the cular hole in the centre, and is call- manor of Hampton," he bestowed,”. ed Hare-Pie-Bank. After they have fays Stów, “ great cost of building left the town, the man with the upon it, converting the manfionbread walks towards the bank; and, house into lo stately a palace, that. as he proceeds, at times throws the it is said to have excited much envy: pieces of bread before him, which to avoid which, in the year 1526, is eagerly caught by the boys which he gave it to the king, who, in resurround him, the bread being all compence thereof, licenced him to distributed before they arrive at the lie in his manor of Richmond at fpot destined for the scrambling for his pleasure; and so he lay there at the pies and ale. As soon as the certain times.” It appears that care men with the sacks arrive at the dinal Wolsey after this occasionally bank, the pies and ale are tumbled inhabited Hampton-Court (as keeppromiscuously out of the lacks into er perhaps of the king's palace ;) the hole in the centre, when a scene for, in 1527, when some French of noise and confusion takes place, ambassadors were in England, tbe and bloody noses and bruised fingers king willing that they fhould be are often ihe consequence; one will treated with the greatest respect, leize a piece of the pie, or a bottle sent them to be entertained by carof the ale; a second will trip up dinal Wolsey at Hampton-Court. his heels, and fall upon him; and a The following account * of !he enthird, perhaps, seize and keep por. tertainment will give the reader an lession of the prize, until a fourth idea of the magnificence of that preferves him the same; and so on, late's establishment: “ Then was until four or five fellows agree to there made great preparation of all form a party, and aslift each other things for this great assembly at in bearing away the wished for bot- Hampton-Court; the cardina!l calltle to a convenient place, and there ed before him his principal officers, divide the spoil. The afternoon is as steward, trealurer, controller, and spent in festivity, ringing of bells, clerk of his kitchen, to whom he fighting of cocks, quoits, and such declared his mind, touching the enterlike exercises, by Hallaton and the tainment of the Frenchmen at Hamp, neighbouring youth,
ton-Court, commanding them nei. ther to spare for any cost, expenle,
or travayle, to make luch a triumphManner in which Cardinal Wolsey ant banquet as they might not only
entertained the French Ambassadors wonder at it here, but also make a
at Hampton-Court; from Lyfors's glorious report of it in their coun· historical Account of the Parishes try, to the great honour of the king
• Taken from a MS. copy of Cavendith's Life of Wolscy in the British Museum (Harl. MSS. No. 428.] much of which is omitted in the printed copies. Ddt
and his realm; to accomplish his bled before the hour of their ap: commandment they sent out caters, pointment, wherefore the officers purveiors, and divers other perfons, caused them to ride to Hanworth, my lord's friends, to make prepa; a place and parke of the kingés, ration; also they sent for all the within three miles, there to hunt expert cookes and connyng persons and spend the day untill night, at in the art of cookerie which were which time they returned againe to within London or elsewhere, that Hampton-Court, and every of them might be gotten to beautify this no- was conveyed to their severall chamble feast; the purveiors provided, bers, having in them great fires, and my lord's friends fent in such and wine to their comfort and reprovision as one would wonder to lief, remaining there untill their have seen. The cooks wrought supper was ready. The chambers both day and night with subtleties where they supped and banquetied and many crafty devices, where were ordered in this fort : first the Jacked neither gold, silver, nor other great wayting chamber was hanged costly thing meet for their purpose: with rich arras, as all other were, the yeomen and groomes of the and furnished with tall yeomen to wardrobe were busied in hanging serve. There were set tables round of the chambers, and furnishing the about the chamber, banquetwise fame with beds of silk and other covered; a cupboord was there, furniture in every degree: then my garnished with white plate, having Jord cardinall sent me (Mr. Caven- also in the same chamber to give the dish) being his gentleman uler, more light, four great plates of fil. with two other of my fellows thi- ver set with great lights, and a ther, to foresee all things touching great fire of wood and coales. The our rooms to be nobly garnyshed: next chamber, being the chamber accordingly our pains were not small of presence, was hanged with very nor light, but dạily travelling up rich arras, and a sumptuous cloth of and down from chamber to cham- estate furnished with many goodly bers then wrought the carpenters, gentlemen to serve the tables, or joiners, mafuns, and all other arti- dered in manner as the other chamficers necessary to be had to glorify ber was, saving that the high table this noble feast. There was car- was removed beneath the cloth of riage and recarriage of plate, stuff, estate toward the middeft of the and other rich implements, so that chamber covered. Then there was there was nothing lacking that could a cupboord, being as long as the be imagined or devised for the pur- chamber was in breadth, with fix pose. There was also provided two deskes of height, garnyshed with hundred and eighty beds furnished guilt plate, and the nethermost desk with all manner of furniture to them was garnished all with gold plate, belonging, too long particularly to having with lights one paire of canbe rehearsed, but all wife men do dlestickes of lilver and guilt, being fufficiently know what belongesh to curiously wrought, which cost three the furniture thereof, and that is hundred markes, and standing upon sufficient at this time to be said. the same, two lights of waxe burn
The day was come to the French- ing as bigge as torches to set it u:en afligned, and they ready allem- forth. This cupboord was barred
round about, that no man could goodly proportion and so costly, that come nigh it, for there was none of I thinke the Frenchmen never saw all this plate touched in this ban- the like, the wonder was no less quet, for there was sufficient be than it was worthy indeed. There fides. The plates that did hang on was castles with images, in the same the walls to give light were of silver Paul's church, for the quantity as and guilt, having in them great well counterfeited as the painter pearchers of waxe burning, a great Niould have painted it on a cloth or fire burning in the chimney, and all wall. There were beasts, birds, other things necessary for the furni- foules, and personages, most likely ture of fo noble a feast, Now was made and counterfeited, fome figheall things in a readinels, and supper ing with swords, fome with guns tyme at hand, the principal officers and cross-bows, some vaughting and caused the trumpetters to blow to leaping, lome dauncing with ladies, warne to supper: the officers dif- fome on horses in complete harnelle. creetly went and conducted these justing with long and sharp speares, noblemen from their chambers into with many more devises. Among the chambers where they should all, one I noted was a chesse-boord, suppe, and caused them there to fit made of spiced plate, with men there downe, and that done their service of the same, and for the good procame up in such abundance both portion, and because the Frenchcostly and full of suttleties, and with men be very cunning and expert in such a pleasant noyse of instruments that play, my lord cardinall gave of musicke, that the Frenchmen (as the same to a gentleman of France. it seemed) were rapt into a heavenly commanding there should be made paradise. You must understand that a goodly cale for the preservation my lord cardinall was not yet co- thereof in all hast, that he might men thither, but they were merry convey the same fafe into his counand pleasant with their fare and de- trey. Then tookė my lord a bole viled futtleties. Before the second of golde filled with ipocrasle, and course my ford came in, booted and putting off his cap, laid, I drinke spurred, all fodainely amongst them, to the king, my foveraigne lord. and bade them proface;* at whose and next unto the king your master, coming there was great joy, with and therewith did dryncke a good rifing every man from his place, draught; and when he had done. whom my lord caused to fit fill and he desired the graund maifire to keep their roomes, and being in his pledge him, cup and all, the which apparell as he rode, called for a was well worth 500 markes, and lo chayre and sat down in the middeft caused all the boords to pledge these of ihe high parade, laughing and two royal princes: then went the being as merry as ever I saw hym in cups fo merily about, that many of all my lyff. Anune came up the the Frenchmen were faine to be led second course, with fo many dishes, to their beds. Then rose up my futtleties and devices, above a hun. lord, and went into his privy chamdreel in number, which were of fo ber to pull off his bootes, and to
* An obsolete French term of falutation, abridged from bon prou vous face, i. e. much good may it do you. See Cotgrave under the word prob. The Italians had profaccia from buen pro vi faccia.
Arift him, and then went he to fup- to a portico composed of one lanper, and making a very short fup- dred and thirty columns, in rows of per, or rather a repast, returned sixteen deep. - In the two middle into the chamber of presence to the rows there are fix lotus columns; Frenchmen, using them fo lovingly and on each side are seven rows of and familiarly, that they could not thole of the truncated lotus, wbich commend him too much ; and are less elevated than the former; whileft they were in communica- the diameter of the former is eleven, tion, and other pastimes, all their and that of the latter seven, feet. liveries were served to their cham- The length of this vestibule is bers; every chamber had a balon seventy-eight paces, and its breadth and an ewer of filver, a great liverey is the same as that of the mole. It pot of silver, and some guilt; yea, was covered throughout, and te and some chambers had two liverey ceived light from windows which pots, with wine and beere, a boule, had been opened above the lotus a goblet, and a pot of tylver to drink columns. The foundations having in, both for their wine and beere; given way in some parts, several a silver candlesticke, both white and of the columns were proftrate. The plaine, having in it two fizes, and fall of the mole, which looks to the a staffe torche of waxe a fine man- court, would have drawn after it chet, and a cheat loaf. Thus was the whole building, if it had not every chamber furnished through been constructed with immoveable the houle: and yet the cupboords folidity. To this vestibule fucin the two banqueting, chambers ceeded a court, where there had
were not touched. Thus when it been four obelisks, of which only i was more than time convenient, one remains; from this court we
they were conveyed to their lodg. palled into another, decorated with ings, where they rested that night. two obelisks and twelve colosal In the morning, after they had heard figures, in the form of termini, mass, they dined with the cardinall, holding the handle of a pot on the and so departed to Windsor.” . breast.
Two other courts lead to the
apartment of the king. In a line Account of the ancient Palace of with the gates are two laloons of
Karnac in the land of Philæ. granite, which appear to have been · From Ripaud's Report on the An- the apartments of state. It is prow tiquities of Upper Egypt.
bable, that at the period when
Thebes was built, granite was not THIS palace may be considered fo much uled as it has fince been
I as the habitation of kings; the by the Egyptian kings of Memphis, principal mole is turned towards and the Greek sovereigns of Alexthe Nile, and has a hundred and andria. To the right and left of forty paces in length, by twenty-five these salgons are the apartments of solid breath. It leads to a court of the court. Those of the king of a hundred and ten paces long, and the queen might be diftinguithand whole breadth is equal to it. ed in two chambers, whose gates Two rows of fix lotus columns,, are of black granite. They did placed in a line with the niale, lead not appear to be more than twelve,