The lives of those eminent antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony à Wood: with an authentick account of their respective writings and publications, from original papers. In which are occasionally inserted, memoirs relating to many eminent persons, and various parts of literature. Also several engravings of antiquity, never before published ... (Google eBook)

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J. and J. Fletcher, 1772 - Authors, English
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Page 17 - it would be a great profit to students, and honour to this realm ; whereas now the Germans, perceiving our desidiousness and negligence, do send daily young scholars hither, that spoileth them, and cutteth them out of libraries, returning home and putting them abroad as monuments of their own country.
Page 13 - I have so travelid yn yowr dominions booth by the se costes and the midle partes, sparing nother labor nor costes, by the space of these vi. yeres paste, that there is almoste nother cape, nor bay, haven, creke or peere, river or confluence of rivers, breches, waschis, lakes, meres, fenny waters, montaynes, valleis, mores, hethes, forestes, wooddes, cities, burges, castelles, principale manor placis, monasteries, and colleges, but I have seene them; and notid yn so doing a hole worlde of thinges...
Page 99 - GROTON.] Groton is the name of a place in England. The place here meant is Crotona, a city of Grecia Magna, which, in the time of Pythagoras, was very populous.
Page 102 - I know not what effect the sight of this old paper may have upon your lordship ; but, for my own part, I cannot deny that it has so much raised my curiosity as to induce me to enter myself into the fraternity, which I am determined to do (if I may be admitted), the next time I go to London, and that will be shortly. I am, my lord, Your lordship's most obedient, And most humble servant, JOHN LOCKE.
Page 102 - Romans, who are said to be able, by signs only, to express and deliver any oration intelligibly to men of all nations and languages. A man who has all these arts and advantages is certainly in a condition to be envied; but we are told that this is not the...
Page 97 - Henry VI. Where that prince had it, is at present an uncertainty; but it seems to me to be an examination (taken perhaps before the king) of some one of the brotherhood of Masons; among whom he entered himself, as it is said, when he came out of his minority, and thenceforth put a stop to a persecution that had been raised against them; but I must not detain your lordship longer, by my preface, from the thing itself.
Page 99 - Petagore, to conceive how easily such a mistake might be made by an unlearned clerk. That Pythagoras travelled for knowledge into Eg•ypt, &c. is known to all the learned, and that he was initiated into several different orders of priests,* who in those days kept all their learning secret from the vulgar, is as well known. Pythagoras also made every geometrical theorem a secret, and admitted only such to the knowledge of them as had first undergone a five years
Page 101 - ... of Abrac, the skylle of becommynge gude and parfyghte wythouten the holpynges of fere, and hope ; and the universelle longage of Maçonnes.
Page 94 - Swannes, wherein is comprehended the original and increafe of the River Lee, commonly called Ware River, together with the Antiquitie of fundri places and towns feated upon the fame.
Page 125 - Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. IN the Name of God. Amen. I...

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