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  • Lyche gottes of blodde whyche doe blacke armoure steyne, 740

    The Rowley Poems Thomas Chatterton

  • Armoure on armoure dynn [71], shielde upon shielde;

    The Rowley Poems Thomas Chatterton

  • So sone as the clashing armoure did sound at their first incountrie, and their glittering swordes did shine, an incredible horror and feare perced the beholders, and hope inclining to either partes, their voyce and myndes were whist and silent.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 William Painter

  • We are in shuch a streate at presente, as we are forced to sell away 60li. worth of our provissions to cleare ye Haven [Southampton] & withall put our selves upon great extremities, scarce haveing any butter, no oyle, not a sole to mend a shoe, nor every man a sword to his side, wanting many muskets, much armoure, etc.

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete Azel Ames 1876

  • I beleeve that it is necessarye, men being founde, to arme them, and minding to doo this, I suppose that it is a needefull thing to examine, what armoure the antiquitie used, and of the same to chose the best.

    Machiavelli, Volume I Niccol�� Machiavelli 1498

  • Orr ynn blacke armoure itaulke arounde Embattell'd Bryftowe, once thiegrounde.

    The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh to the ... 1778


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