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Korti’, Dover Express , 30 January 1885, p. 5.
‘Camp Life at Korti’, Bradford
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‘An Engine-Room Artificer’s
Experiences’, Western Morning
Francis Bacon’s History of the Reign of King Henry VII
goods, and supply the needs of labourers. Consequently, a
statesman had two important functions to fulfil. First, he needed to
lure manufacturers who were masters of ‘Art and cunning’.115 This
could be achieved
if he bring out of other countries excellent artificers, & give them enterteinment & convenient seate to dwell upon: if he reckon of good witts, and
esteeme of singular and rare inventions and workmanship: if other while
also he doe reward perfection and excellency in things of Art and cunning.116
Second, he had to prevent ‘rude & unwrought things’, such as
all a singing in Welsh’.
Equally, it was said of the Scottish Highlanders at the same time that ‘their
women are good at vocal music; and inventing of songs’. Edward Lhwyd
divided these into ‘rowing songs for sea’ which they called iorraim; any
‘raucous song’ or crònan; ‘a melodious cheefull song’ or luinneag; and ‘any
grave serious song’, amhran. In England, no less, it was normal for women
to sing as they sat and sewed, for men to sustain their ploughing with a
tune, or for ‘manual labourers and mechanicall artificers of all sorts’ to ‘keepe
such a chaunting and