Man in the moone telling strange fortunes (Google eBook)

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Percy Society, 1849 - 56 pages
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Page 49 - Touching inordinate drinking of wine, all are forbidden it, but you especially of all others : virgo fugiat vinum ut venenum : nam vinum in adolescentia est duplex incendium voluptatis: that is, a virgine ought to reject wine, as poison, which is a twofold firebrand to kindle lust in youth : abstinence therefore is the first weapon to defend chastitie, and put the enemie to flight ; which, as it is comely in any presence, so it is commodious for any feminine personage : keeping them from fogginesse,...
Page 13 - So you, only by conceit, thinke richly of the operation of your Indian pudding, having contrarie qualities in it, a thing repugnant to philosophy, and working miraculous matters, a quillit above nature. The Man in the lioone, 1609,sig.
Page 45 - Some reason had censorius Cato to leave this precept for future times Trust not a woman ; the dogged philosopher knew causes enough, when he said it was too late for the olde man, and too soone for the young to marrie. Yet I speake not this in disgrace of vertuous women, or to deterre you from marriage : but for a man, the king and commander of al earthly creatures, whose body is pure, whose minde more magnanimous, to be dejected in spirit, pale in physnomy, leane in his limmes, and all for a...
Page 52 - ... till a lustie gallant, rich and well proportioned, wooed her, who never left battering the bulwarke of her heart with piercing oathes, vowes, and protestations, darted from his smooth tongue, till he had almost brought her to the bay. Within a while, after she had considered his actions, how hee would teare his haire, weepe in most seeming sadnesse, kisse her hand with feare and trembling, and proffer, unrequested, many servile ceremonies, fearing herselfe to breake an oath or violate a vow,...
Page 32 - ... shall you live, and a dunce shall you die, and that sooner too then otherwise you wold, keeping a sparing and temperate diet : all the pampering of your paunch shall be to no other purpose, for you strive for all delicate creatures to feed yourselfe, and you yourselfe shall be food for the wormus.
Page 30 - he will hate you to death if he heare you, and worke you a mischiefe, if you misuse him ; he is a great man, I can tell you, and in huge request amongst no small fooles : Puago might be his grandfather, for his full feeding ; and Garagantua his sire, for his gormandizing; he is none of your ordinarie fellowes, which will suffice nature for threepence ; give him an oxe...
Page 10 - ... that it was shame for him to begge, .being yong and lustie, he was able to worke, or fit to serve, if he were in apparell. True, sir, said the begger, but apparell is not so easily gotten by such a poore man as myselfe. Goe home with mee, said the gentleman, and I will suite thee new, and thou shalt waite upon mee. Sir, answered the begger, I have a good suite of apparell in the next village which lieth not for above eightpence, if you will helpe me to that first I shall thinke myselfe beholding...
Page 41 - ... allure her, no perswasions winne her: but if she be disloyall, keepe her never so close, she will sometime or other flie out in despight of you. Ut jam servaris bene corpus adultera mens est, Nee custodiri ni velit ipsa potest. "When Jupiter loved lo, a delicious damsell, his wife being mistrustfull, dogged him to finde out his dealing; who, to conceale his fault, turned the lady into an heifer, which Juno begged, and resigned to the custodie of Argus, who, although he was faigned to have an...

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