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The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
The first buttons as we recognize them appeared in the middle ages as pure decoration. The first buttons on the cuffs of sleeves were implemented to keep pages from wiping their noses on their sleeves.
Preachers of the 1700’s were known to have discourses on the evils of wearing white stockings. In their minds, wearing white stockings was too close to having a nude leg, and colored stockings that matched one’s dress should instead be worn.
After these discourses, white stockings became immensely popular among young ladies, and some young gentlemen.
1676 - James Nevison - Highwayman.
About this time, James Nevison (nicknamed 'Swift Nick') the notorious Highwayman, roamed these parts and his named is still remembered locally more than 300 years later. According to folk law he robbed the rich to give to the poor but in truth he appears to have been nothing more than a very charming common criminal. A deep cutting through the rock between Pontefract and Ferrybridge is still called 'Nevison's Leap' and an Inn was named after him. He was finally captured while drinking at the Magpie Inn at Sandal near Wakefield and executed at York on May 4th., 1684.
Note: Also referred to as John Nevison and William Nevison with his date of death being given as 1682, 1683 and 1684. Nevison was most probably born at Wortley near Pontefract in 1648 and hanged at York in 1684.
It seems that his romantic reputation was sealed through a renowned ride from the south of England to York in 1676. Popular legend says Dick Turpin made this famous ride on a horse called Black Bess fifty years later but this is not true - the highwayman who rode from Kent to York in one day was James Nevison. This is the story:@}~~
At 4 a.m. one summer morning in 1676, a traveller at Gads Hill in Kent, England was robbed by Nevison. The highwayman then made his escape on a bay mare, crossed the River Thames by ferry and galloped towards Chelmsford. After resting his horse for half an hour, he rode on to Cambridge and Huntingdon, resting regularly for short periods during the journey. Eventually, he found his way to the Great North Road where he turned north for York. It is claimed that Nevison jumped the narrow gorge called 'Nevison's Leap' and then crossed the River Aire at Castleford during this ride.
He arrived in York at sunset after a journey of more than 200 miles, a stunning achievement for both man and horse. He stabled his weary horse at a York inn, washed and changed his travel-stained clothes, then strolled to a bowling green where he knew the Lord Mayor was playing bowls. He engaged the Lord Mayor in a conversation and then laid a bet on the outcome of the match - and Nevison made sure the Lord Mayor remembered the time the bet was laid - 8 p.m. that evening.
Later, Nevison was arrested for the robbery in Gads Hill and in his defence, produced the Lord Mayor of York as his alibi witness. The Lord Mayor could prove Nevison was in York at 8 p.m. on the day of the robbery and the court refused to believe that a man could have committed a crime in the early morning in Kent and ridden to York by 8 p.m. the same day. He was found not guilty of the crime and emerged as a folk hero, even impressing the King of England.
Nevison was a charming man of tall gentlemanly appearance and bearing and it is claimed that he never used violence against his victims.
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