Diary of John Manningham: Of the Middle Temple, and of Bradbourne, Kent, Barrister-at-law, 1602-1693 (Google eBook)

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J.B. Nichols and Sons, 1868 - Great Britain - 188 pages
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Page 96 - Godward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves ; but our sufficiency is of God ; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Page 180 - Doctor Reynolds is the last ; not in worth, but in the time of his loss. He alone was a well-furnished library, full of all faculties, of all studies, of all learning ; the memory, the reading of that man were near to a miracle.
Page 39 - Upon a tyme when Burbidge played Rich. 3. there was a citizen greue soe farr in liking with him, that before shee went from the play shee appointed him to come that night unto hir by the name of Ri: the 3.
Page 18 - A good practise in it to make the Steward beleeve his Lady widdowe was in love with him, by counterfeyting a letter as from his Lady in generall termes, telling him what shee liked best in him, and prescribing his gesture in smiling, his apparaile, &c., and then when he came to practise making him beleeue they tooke him to be mad.
Page 18 - At our feast wee had a play called 'twelve Night, or what you will'; much like the commedy of errores, or Menechmi in Plautus, but most like and neere to that in Italian called Inganni.
Page 86 - Spaniard born, fell into a strange commendation of her wit and beauty. When he had done, she thought to pay him home, and told him she thought he was a poet. "Tis true...
Page 3 - A small Hermitage, half hid in a Rock, finely Carved in Wood. (VIII.) Variety of Emblems, on Paper, cut in the Shape of Shields, with Mottoes, used by the Nobility at Tilts and Tournaments, hung up here for a Memorial.
Page xiv - Majesty's departure was so deep in many hearts that they could not so suddenly show any great joy; though it could not be less than exceeding great for the succession of so worthy a King. And at night they showed it by bonfires and ringing. No tumult ; no contradiction ; no disorders in the city ; every man went about his business as readily, as peaceably, as securely, as though there had been no change, nor any news ever heard of competitors.
Page 82 - Blackborne, when he sent for wine ; a common phrase of subsidies and such taxes, the greate ones will not, the little ones cannot, the meane men must pay for all. The old Lord Treasurers witt was as it seemes of Borrowe Englishe tenure, for it descended to his younger sonne, Sir Robert.
Page 39 - Shakespeare, overhearing their conclusion, went before, was entertained and at his game ere Burbidge came. Then, message being brought that Richard the Third was at the door, Shakespeare caused return to be made that William the Conqueror was before Richard the Third.