Memorandum that I william marston the sonne of william marston of ludlow in the county of salop gentleman haue put my selfe apprentice to Edward grene goldsmith for the tearme of eyght
yeares beginning at the feast of saynt Iames 1597.
In one story, a cobbler sends John to deliver a pair of boots to a gentleman, but the boots are never delivered because on the way John forgot his errand and sold the boots for a groat to a "country fellow that knew him not." The cobbler "lost foure shillings eyght
pence by the bargaine," but no verbal reprimand or physical punishment was inflicted upon John by the boot owner or the cobbler.
Lily's Grammar of Latin in English: "An Introduction of the Eyght
Partes of Speche, and the Construction of the Same." Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
"Anno XXIII Henrici VIII," in The Second Volume conteinyng those Statutes, which haue ben made in the tyme of the most victoriouse reigne of kynge Henrie the Eyght
(London, 1551) C4v.