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In the Days of the Guild   By: (1869-1951)

In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey

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[Illustration: "HE HELD UP THE SHOE WITH GREAT DISFAVOR" Page 138 ]

IN THE DAYS OF THE GUILD

BY L. LAMPREY

WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOR BY FLORENCE GARDINER

AND NUMEROUS LINE DRAWINGS BY MABEL HATT

[Illustration]

NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1918, by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

All rights reserved including that of translation into foreign languages.

Printed in the United States of America

To MY FATHER HENRY PHELPS LAMPREY

CONTENTS

I PAGE The Old Road 1 THE BOY WITH THE WOOLPACK 3 How Robert Edrupt journeyed with the wool merchants to London

II The Biographer 13 BASIL THE SCRIBE 15 How an Irish monk in an English Abbey came to stand before Kings

III Venetian Glass 27 THE PICTURE IN THE WINDOW 29 How Alan of the Abbey Farms learned to make stained glass

IV Troubadour's Song 41 THE GRASSHOPPERS' LIBRARY 43 How Ranulph le Proven├žal ceased to be a minstrel and became a troubadour

V The Wood Carver's Vision 55 THE BOX THAT QUENTIN CARVED 57 How Quentin of Peronne learned his trade when a boy in Amiens

VI The Caged Bouverel 69 AT THE SIGN OF THE GOLD FINCH 71 How Guy, the goldsmith's apprentice, won the desire of his heart

VII Up Anchor 79 THE VENTURE OF NICHOLAS GAY 81 How Nicholas Gay, the merchant's son, kept faith with a stranger and served the King

VIII London Bells 93 BARBARA, THE LITTLE GOOSE GIRL 95 How Barbara sold geese in the Chepe and what fortune she found there

IX Harper's Song 105 RICHARD'S SILVER PENNY 107 How Richard sold a web of russet and made the best of a bad bargain

X Perfumer's Song 119 MARY LAVENDER'S GARDEN 121 How Mary Lavender came to be of service to an exiled Queen

XI Pavement Song 131 SAINT CRISPIN'S DAY 133 How Crispin, the shoemaker's son, made a shoe for a little damsel, and new streets in London

XII Concealed Weapons 143 THE LOZENGES OF GIOVANNI 144 How a Milanese baker boy and a Paduan physician kept poison out of the King's dish

XIII A Song of Birds and Beasts 157 A DYKE IN THE DANELAW 159 How David le Saumond changed the course of an ancient nuisance

XIV London Bridge 173 AT BARTLEMY FAIR 175 How Barty Appleby went to the fair at Smithfield and caught a miscreant

XV Midsummer Day in England 187 EDWITHA'S LITTLE BOWL 189 How Edwitha found Roman pottery in the field of a Sussex farm

XVI Song of the Tapestry Weavers 197 LOOMS IN MINCHEN LANE 199 How Cornelys Bat, the Flemish weaver, befriended a black sheep and saved his wool

XVII The Wishing Carpet 211 THE HERBALIST'S BREW 213 How Tomaso, the physician of Padua, found a cure for a weary soul

XVIII The Marionettes 225 THE HURER'S LODGERS 229 How the poppet of Joan, the daughter of the capmaker, went to court and kept a secret

XIX Armorer's Song 241 DICKON AT THE FORGE 243 How a Sussex smith found the world come to him in the Weald

XX The Wander Years 255 THE WINGS OF THE DRAGON 257 How Padraig made Irish wit a journeyman to Florentine genius

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