When Adam delved and Eve span who was then a gentleman?
John Ball, in speech to rebels,1381
Making Vessels for Apothecaries and others very artificially.
John Stowe, A Survey of London, 1633 ed.
My squirrel with his tail curved up like half a silver lyre.
Winifred Welles, Silver for Midas, 18931939
Showing the possibility and fitness of uniting the best class of design with the cheapest material and in objects of constant popular use. One of several reasons cited in 1868 for the Victoria and Albert Museum purchasing German stoneware