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" Smith (?'), they be made good cheap in this kingdom ; for whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth the liberal sciences, and, (to be short,) who can live idly, and without manual labour, and will bear... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 128
1826
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The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe

Shawn James Rosenheim, Stephen Rachman, Associate Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program Stephen Rachman - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 364 pages
...such a gentleman insists on a circular fictionality. For him, "gentlemen of elegant leisure" are those "who can live idly and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman" (ibid., 192). Poe's language itself bears a redundant...
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The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603

Penry Williams - History - 1998 - 606 pages
...he found it, gentlemen 'being made so good cheap1 in England. Lawyers, university graduates, and all who 'can live idly and without manual labour, and . . . will bear the port, charge and countenance of a gentleman' will, he wrote, be taken for one. ' This, in his view,...
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Early Modern European Society

Henry Kamen - History - 2000 - 281 pages
...though an elite, were not a caste, and it required litde effort to become part of their lower ranks. 'Who can live idly and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge and countenance of a gendeman', claimed Sir Thomas Smith at the time, 'he shall be called...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone, Sir William Blackstone - Droit - 2002
...of the realm, who ftudieth in the univerfities, who profefteth liberal fciences, and (to be fhort) who can live idly, and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he fhall be called mafter, and fhall be taken for a gentleman....
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...Smith, they be made good cheap in England. For whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth the liberal sciences,...to be short, who can live idly and without manual labor and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, for...
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A New Law Dictionary: Intended for General Use, as Well as for Gentlemen of ...

Richard Burn, John Burn - Law - 2004
...laws of the realm, who ftudies in the univerfities, who profefleth liberal fciences, and (to be fhort) who can live idly and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he fhall be called mailer, and fhall be taken for a gentleman,...
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The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 1

Great Britain. Court of Exchequer, Edwin Tyrrell Hurlstone, John Paxton Norman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1857
...may be made good cheap in this kingdom ; for whoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studiclh in the universities, who professeth the liberal ' sciences,...idly, and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, and shall be taken for a gentleman."]...
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Traditions of Civility. 8 Essays

Ernest Barker - 1948 - 369 pages
...origin. 'Whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth liberal sciences, and to be short, who can live idly and without manual labour and will bear the port charge and countenance of a gentleman, he ... shall be called a gentleman.' Having reached this...
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Life in Shakespeare's England: A Book of Elizabethan Prose

John Dover Wilson - England - 1949 - 293 pages
...England. For whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth liberal sciences, and to be short, who can live idly and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, for that is the title which...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1889
...kingdom ; for whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who atudieth in the universities, who professeth liberal sciences, and (to be short) who can live idly, and without manual labour, and will bear the pnrt, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called Mr. such-a-one, and shall be taken...
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