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For the Master's Sake

A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

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Language: English
Wordcount: 24,092 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 734
Added to site: 2008.01.02
mnybks.net#: 19572
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s, and palms are laid aside; "the wolves are kept close" in Tower and Fleet and Marshalsea; masses, public and private, are contraband articles; the marriage of priests is freely allowed; the altar has been replaced by the table. It is still illegal to eat flesh in Lent; but this is rather with a view to encourage the fish trade than with any religious object.

To turn to minor matters, such as costume and customs, we find Government does not disdain to occupy itself in the regulation of the former, by making stringent sumptuary laws, and effectually securing their observance by heavy fines. The gentlemen dress in the Blue-Coat style, occasionally varying it by a short tunic-like coat instead of the long gown, and surmounting it by a low flat cap, which the nobles ornament by an ostrich feather. The ladies array themselves in long dresses, full of plaits, and often stiff as crinoline--plain for the commonalty, but heavily laden with embroidery, and deeply edged with fur, in the case of the aristocracy.

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