'Brief Lives': I-Y (Google eBook)

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At the Clarendon Press, 1898 - Great Britain
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Page 228 - His father was a Butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's Trade, but when he kill'da Calfe he would doe it in a high style, and make a Speech.
Page 228 - This William being inclined naturally to poetry and acting, came to London, I guess about eighteen, and was an actor at one of the playhouses, and did act exceedingly well : now Ben Jonson was never a good actor, but an excellent instructor.
Page 183 - Within these thirty-five years 'twas scandalous for a divine to take tobacco. It was sold then for its weight in silver. I have heard some of our old yeomen neighbours say, that when they went to Malmesbury or Chippenham market, they culled out their biggest shillings to lay in the scales against the tobacco ; now, the customs of it are the greatest his majesty hath.
Page 51 - I send you this piece of what may live of mine; for whose innocence, as for the author's, you were once a noble and timely undertaker to the greatest justice of this kingdom.
Page 70 - He was an early riser (scil. at 4 a clock mane); yea, after he lost his sight. He had a man read to him. The first thing he read was the Hebrew Bible, and that was at 4 h.
Page 14 - James's time, I have heard my uncle Danvers say (who knew him) that he lived without Temple Barre, at a Combe-maker's shop, about the Elephant and Castle. In his later time he lived in Westminster, in the house under which you passe as you goe out of the churchyard into the old palace; where he dyed.
Page 56 - He was in his conversation very modest, and of very few words : and though he loved wine he would never drinke hard in company, and was wont to say that, he would not play the good-fellow in any man's company in whose hands he would not trust his life.
Page 391 - ... History, from the Earliest Times to the Reign of Edward I, Arranged and edited by W. Stubbs, DD, late Bishop of Oxford.
Page 160 - Sir . . . Dayrell, of Littlecote, in Corn. Wilts, having gott his lady's waiting-woman with child, when her travell came, sent a servant with a horse for a midwife, whom he was to bring hoodwinked. She was brought, and layd the woman, but as soon as the child was...
Page 229 - Though, as Ben Johnson sayes of him, that he had but little Latine and lesse Greek, he understood Latine pretty well ; for he had been in his younger yeares a Schoolmaster in the Countrey.

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