Now all the youth of England are on fire, And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies; Now thrive the armourers, and honour's thought Reigns solely in the breast of every man; They sell the pasture now to buy the horse, Following the mirror of all Christian kings With winged heels, as English Mercuries.
He chid Andromache, and struck his armourer; And, like as there were husbandry in war, Before the sun rose he was harness'd light, And to the field goes he; where every flower Did as a prophet weep what it foresaw In Hector's wrath.
Among the former, we required a heavy piece of blacksmith-work, to prepare which, we were obliged to send our armourers on shore.
I sought the chief armourers, and with great trouble brought them all together to give me audience, I produced my tube and fire-dust, and sent my balls with ease through the best armour they could set before me.
There lived an armourer in the Gallowgate, one Weir, with whom I began to spend my leisure.
We had spiked all the guns but one, when all of a sudden a volley of musketry was poured upon us, which killed the armourer, and wounded me in the leg above the knee.
I forgot.--A pail of water and a peck of beans for the holy man!--Order up my equerry, and bid my armourer--vestryman, I mean--look out my newest robes.--Plague on this gout.