Curiosities of Literature, Volume 5

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J. Murray, 1823
 

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Page 162 - There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony to drink small beer...
Page 38 - It cannot be denied, but that he who is made judge to sit upon the birth or death of books, whether they may be wafted into this world or not, had need to be a man above the common measure, both studious, learned and judicious...
Page 107 - Duke of High and Nether Holborn, ] Marquis of St. Giles and Tottenham, Count ] Palatine of Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell, Great ] Lord of the Cantons of Islington, Kentish] Town, Paddington and Knights-bridge, ] Knight of the most Heroical Order of the ] Helmet, and Sovereign of the Same; ] Who Reigned and Died, AD 1594.
Page 194 - I may scape, I will preserve myself: and am bethought To take the basest and most poorest shape, That ever penury, in contempt of man, Brought near to beast...
Page 195 - They could not get it off: they wore about their necks a great horn of an ox, in a string or...
Page 201 - With a heart of furious fancies Whereof I am commander, With a burning spear And a horse of air To the wilderness I wander; By a knight of ghosts and shadows I summoned am to tourney Ten leagues beyond The wide world's end — Methinks it is no journey.
Page 38 - What advantage is it to be a man over it is to be a boy at school, if we have only escaped the ferula to come under the fescue of an imprimatur?
Page 38 - If in this, the most consummate act of his fidelity and ripeness, no years, no industry, no former proof of his abilities, can bring him to that state of maturity as not to...
Page 38 - There is no book that is acceptable, unless at certain seasons. But to be enjoined the reading of that at all times, and in a hand...
Page 207 - ... in respect of its former scarceness and dearness, it hath been only used as a regalia in high treatments and entertainments, and presents made thereof to princes and grandees till the year 1657.

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