The agreeable eye

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A grassy plain between evergreens, above some blackberries

Another benefite of the village is this, that he shall haue tyme enough to al thinges that he will do, so that the time be well spent, tyme enough to studie, time to visite his frendes, tyme to go a huntyng, and layser when he list to eate his meat: the which layser courtiers commonly haue not, forasmuche as they employe the moste part of their tyme in making of shiftes to playe the courtier, or to speake more plainely, to wepe and lament…

—Antonio de Guevara (A Looking Glasse for the Court, trans. Sir Francis Bryan)


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