Anglorum speculum: or The worthies of England, in church and state (Google eBook)

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J. Wright, 1684 - Biography & Autobiography - 974 pages
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Page 832 - I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war ; Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare with the English man-ofwar, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.
Page 544 - Meeting once in a tavern, to contrive the rude draught of a tragedy, Fletcher undertook to kill the king therein ; whose words being overheard by a listener (though his loyalty not to be blamed herein), he was accused of high treason ; till, the mistake soon appearing, that the plot was only against a dramatic and scenical king, all wound off in merriment.
Page 439 - ... so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours, and some alms he gave to the poor. And all this he did of the...
Page 512 - The great renown and name wherewith she goes, &c. He was statutably admitted into Saint John's College in Cambridge (as many years after incorporated a honorary member of Christ Church in Oxford), where he continued but few weeks for want of further maintenance, being fain to return to the trade of his father-in-law. And let not them blush that have, but those that have not, a lawful calling.
Page 452 - Meadow, till all the butchers' dogs pursued one of the bulls (maddened with noise and multitude) clean through the town. This sight so pleased the Earl, that he gave the Castle Meadow, where the bulls...
Page 519 - God solemn thanks ; that he never gave his body to physic, nor his heart to cruelty, nor his hand to corruption. In three things he did much applaud his own success ; in his fair fortune with his wife, in his happy study of the laws, and in his free coming by all his offices, nee prece, nee pretio ; neither begging nor bribing for preferment. His parts were admirable : he had a deep judgment, faithful memory...
Page 895 - His fleet may be said to be bound for no other harbour but the port of honour, though touching at the port of profit in passage thereunto ; I say touching, whose design was not to enrich himself but impoverish the enemy.
Page 876 - ... and the light of her grace, and then death overwhelmed the remnant, and utterly deprived him of recovery, and they say of him, that had he brought less to her court than he did, he might have carried away more than he brought, for he had a time on it, but an ill husband of opportunity.
Page 519 - ... memory, active fancy; and the jewel of his mind was put into a fair case, a beautiful body, with a comely countenance; a case which he did wipe and keep clean, delighting in good clothes, well worn; and being wont to say, "that the outward neatness of our bodies might be a monitor of purity to our souls.
Page 512 - And let not them blush that have, but those that have not, a lawful calling. He helped in the building of the new structure of Lincoln's Inn, when, having a trowel in his hand, he had a book in his pocket.

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