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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...tyme; And that all the welles & pumpes within the same your warde, euery evenyng and mornynge, at the hower aforsaid, be Drawen withe watter for the better makinge cleane of the same Streatcs j And that the Bakers of your saide warde, with all dylygenco possible, be redye from tyme to tyme to caraye awayo the Soilage1 of the Clensinge of the saide Strctcs. Faile ye not &tf / / Blackwell / Town-Clerk. 1554. Order against May Games, Stage Plays, &c. in London Streets. (Journal 16, leaf 287, back, between 19 April and 22 May, 1 Mary, A.D. 1554.) My lorde Mayre, and his brcthcrn tho Aldermen of this our mosto drade and most benygne souerayn Ladie the Quenes Citieand Chambres of London, oft herhignes Konnehbenw behalf, do stnightlye charge and commande, that no forth to mancr of persofl or pecsones do in any wyso from hens set on ibot furthe make, prepare, or set furthe, or cause to be made May Games / or set furthe, eny maner of mayogames or moryco dawnce, Morri» Dwwm, or eny enterludes or Stage playes, or sett vpp eny maner "nnpenpiM, of maye pole, or bucler playeng, in any opyn streat or orjiwnd Drum pacei or gounde eny drume for the gatheringe of eny people within the said Citie or the liberties therof / 1 Soil, refuse. This Order implies what we know ia the fact, that these Games and Plnys had gone on in the streets or open places. Vicary must have seen some such. There are many Acts of Common Council against Interludes, Plays, &c The Chamberlain's office or Treasury, says Dr. Bharpe: the City of London was cald the King's Chamber. of the warde. Tell your Scavengers mid Halters t For Clensinge the Streate and drawing of watter // Bid the Rakers be ready to carry off Uwdirt, App. TIL 4. May-Game. Archery-Meeting. 177 irmy st n H# An...
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