Human longevity, its facts and its fictions (Google eBook)

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Page 220 - He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew: Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Throned in the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines!
Page 323 - The Patagonians ; a Year's Wandering over Untrodden Ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro. By Capt. MUSTERS. Illustrations. Post 8vo, 75. 6d. Voyage of the "Fox" in the ARCTIC SEAS, and the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and his Companions.
Page 14 - The days of our age are three-score years and ten ; and though men be so strong that they come to four-score years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
Page 72 - I might be between 10 and 12; for, says he, I was sent to Northallerton with a horse-load of arrows, but they sent a bigger boy from thence to the army with them.
Page 322 - THE HOLY BIBLE, according to the Authorised Version, AD 1611, with an EXPLANATORY and CRITICAL COMMENTARY, and a REVISION of the TRANSLATION. By BISHOPS and CLERGY of the ANGLICAN CHURCH. Edited by FC COOK, MA , Canon of Exeter, Preacher at Lincoln's Inn, and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen.
Page 290 - In the last century of his life he was a fisherman, and used to trade in the streams; his diet Was coarse and sour, but towards the latter end of his days he begged up and down. He hath sworn in Chancery, and other courts, to above 140 years...
Page 99 - knew the old Countess of Desmond of Inchiquin in Munster, who lived in the year 1589 and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all Earls of Desmond since then ; and that this is true all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Page 294 - Truly husband, quoth she, it is a pin indeed ; so she took up the pin, and Master Porter was half in a maze that the old man had recovered his sight again ; but it was quickly found...
Page 98 - Bristol to seek relief, y e house of Desmonde having been ruined by Attainder. She was married in the Keigne of King Edward IV., and in y e course of her long pilgrimage renewed her teeth twice. Her principal residence is at Inchiquin in Munster, whither she undoubtedlye proposeth (her purpose accomplished) incontinentlie to return. LAUS DEO.
Page 291 - You have lived longer than other men, what have you done more than other men ?' He replied, ' I did penance when I was an hundred years old.

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