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John Northbrooke, A treatise wherein dicing, dauncing, vaine playes, or enterluds, with other idle pastimes, &c., commonly used on the Sabboth day, are reproued by the authoritie of the word of God and auntient writers (1577), ed.
A MS. copy of a similar one (made in 1635, and then called "very auntient") may be seen in the Harleian
It was a custome (right Honorable, and my most singular good Lord) both amongst the auntient _Romans_, and also amongst the wise
Turler must acknowledge "an auntient complaint made by many that our countrymen usually bring three thinges with them out of Italye: a naughty conscience, an empty purse, and a weak stomache: and many times it chaunceth so indeede."
He adds -- "if there be any one chamber consisting of two parts, and the one part exceeds the other in value, and he who hath the best part sells the same, yet the purchaser shall enter into the worst part; for it is a certain rule that the auntient in the chamber -- _viz. _, he who was therein first admitted, without respect to their antiquity in the house, hath his choice of either part."
"rather as the ruins of some auntient fortification than that any people living might now inhabit it."
A Memorial! of the trulie vertuous and religious (*) Elihonor Sadler late of this Clofe of Sarum, lineally defcended from the auntient and worfliipfull family of the Saintbarbes of jifoington in Somerfotfoere, (-) -) and Cofen German to that thrice worthie Lady IValfongham, who was Mother to the noble Countefle of