The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Sir Thomas Overbury, Knt: Now First Collected

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Reeves and Turner, 1890 - 309 pages

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Page 277 - Trust me, master, it is a choice song, and sweetly sung by honest Maudlin. I now see it was not without cause, that our good Queen Elizabeth did .so often wish herself a Milk-maid all the month of May, because they are not troubled with fears and cares, but sing sweetly all the day, and sleep securely all the night : and without doubt, honest, innocent, pretty Maudlin does so.
Page 273 - a pastoral sonnet-maker" {Antony misconceives the general nature of his writings), "and author of several things which were pleasing to men and women of his time. They made much sport, and were valued among scholars, but since they have been mostly sold on balladmongers
Page 284 - And as for our good peoples lawfull recreation, our pleasure likewise is, that after the end of divine service, our good people be not disturbed, letted, or discouraged from any lawfull recreation...
Page 280 - To-day I go to the Blackfriars play-house, Sit in the view, salute all my acquaintance, Rise up between the acts...
Page lvi - Somerset with him ; and when the king had been there about a week, next day he designed to proceed to Newmarket, and Somerset to return to London, when Sir Ralph Winwood came to Royston,. and acquainted the king with what he...
Page xxxiv - The conceit or soul of the Mask was Hymen, bringing in a bride, and Juno Pronuba's priest a bridegroom, proclaiming that those two should be sacrificed to nuptial union...
Page 117 - ... is still accompanied with old songs, honest thoughts, and prayers, but short ones ; yet they have their efficacy, in that they are not palled with ensuing idle cogitations.
Page 272 - THE FAMOUS HISTORIE OF FRYER BACON, containing the wonderfull things that he did in his life : also the manner of his death, with the lives and deaths of the two conjurers, Bungye and Vandermast.
Page 88 - ... idleness, that in mending one hole he had rather make three than want work, and when he hath done he throws the wallet of his faults behind him. He embraceth naturally ancient custom, conversing in open fields and lowly cottages.
Page 78 - A PURITAN Is a diseased piece of apocalypse: bind him to the Bible, and he corrupts the whole text. 'Ignorance and fat feed are his founders; his nurses, railing, rabies, and round breeches. His life is but a borrowed blast of wind: for between two religions, as between two doors, he is ever whistling.

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