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Page 244 - Forty times over let Michaelmas pass, Grizzling hair the brain doth clear — • Then you know a boy is an ass, Then you know the worth of a lass, Once you have come to Forty Year.
Page 4 - It was scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public felicity the latent causes of decay and corruption. This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire.
Page 176 - Court, commanding them neither to spare for any cost, expense, or travayle, to make such a triumphant banquet as they might not only wonder at it here, but also make a glorious report of it in their country, to the great honour of the king and his realm.
Page 488 - ... the lord rade, and the foal slade; he lighted, and he righted, set joint to joint, bone to bone, and sinew to sinew, heal in the holy ghost's name!
Page 484 - See the grisly texture grow, ("Tis of human entrails made,) And the weights, that play below, Each a gasping warrior's head. Shafts for shuttles, dipt in gore, Shoot the trembling cords along Sword, that once a Monarch bore, Keep the tissue close and strong.
Page 244 - Ho, pretty Page with the dimpled chin That never has known the barber's shear ! All your wish is woman to win : This is the way that boys begin : Wait till you come to Forty Year...
Page 395 - ... a woman of great beauty, but of far greater parts. She had a wonderful quickness of apprehension, and an amazing vivacity in conversation. She had studied not only divinity and history, but mathematics and philosophy. She was violent in everything she set about, — a violent friend, but a much more violent enemy. She had a restless ambition, lived at a vast expense, and was ravenously covetous ; and would have stuck at nothing by which she might compass her ends.
Page 133 - Now winding bright and full, with naked banks ; And seats, and lawns, the abbey and the wood, And cots, and hamlets, and faint city-spire...
Page 244 - Grizzling hair the brain doth clear — Then you know a boy is an ass, Then you know the worth of a lass, Once you have come to Forty Year. Pledge me round, I bid ye declare, All good fellows whose beards are...
Page 610 - Love had recourse to Hymen : the Earl of Oxford, one of the first peers of the realm, is, you know, a very handsome man : he is of the order of the Garter, which greatly adds to an air naturally noble. In short, from his outward appearance, you would suppose he was really possessed of some sense ; but as soon as ever you hear him speak, you are perfectly convinced of the contrary.