Early English prose romances: with bibliographical and historical introductions, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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William John Thoms
Nattali and Bond, 1858 - English literature
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Page xi - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 258 - Thro' bogs, thro' brakes ; Or else, unseene with them I go, All in the nicke To play some tricke And frolicke it, with ho, ho, ho ! Sometimes I meete them like a man ; Sometimes an ox, sometimes a hound ; And to a horse I turn me can ; To trip and trot about them round, But if to ride My backe they stride, More swift than wind away I go, Ore hedge and lands, Thro...
Page 205 - ... from perfection of the worke as they were before, for they knew not how to give those parts that they had made motion, without which it was impossible that it should speake...
Page 206 - ... all their labour should be lost : they being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. Then went these two learned fryers home...
Page 21 - THE duchesse had gretly meruaylynge whan she herde her sone speke these wordes ; and piteously wepynge, with a sorrowful herte saynge thus to hym : " My dere sone, I requyre you hertly that ye wyll smyte of my heed.
Page 234 - When they had eaten and dranke well, the good man desired Miles that hee would let him see the spirit that fetched them this good cheere : Miles seemed unwilling, telling him that it was against the laws of art, to let an illiterate man see a spirit, but yet, for once hee would let him see it : and told him...
Page 73 - Ruffus, tooke vpon him the gouernment of this Land, in the absence of his second brother Robert Duke of Normandie, who at this time was at wars amongst the Infidels, and was chosen King of Jerusalem, the which he, for the loue he bare to his owne...
Page 109 - Now, when they were brought into Cheap-side, there with great wonder they beheld the shops of the Goldsmiths ; and on the other side, the wealthy Mercers whose shops shined with all sorts of coloured silkes : in Watling-street they viewed the great number of Drapers : in Saint Martins, Shoomakers...
Page 150 - Exceter: he promised that he would, notwithstanding Cole was not satisfied : but after some pause, he would needs hire one to carry it. And so sitting downe sadly in his chaire againe...
Page 75 - Stanes, he met another company of waines in like sort laden with cloth, whereby the King was driven into a further admiration: and demanding whose they were, answere was made in this sort: They be goodman Suttons of Salisbury, good sir...

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