A Collection of Early Prose Romances, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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William John Thoms
W. Pickering, 1828 - 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 xii - A work of great interest might be compiled upon the origin of popular fiction, and the transmission of similar tales from age to age, and from country to country. The mythology of one period would then appear to pass into the romance of the next century, and that into the nursery tale of the subsequent ages.
Page 18 - ... all their labour should be lost : they being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. Then went these two learned fryers home...
Page 119 - Historie of Frier Bacon, and Frier Bongay, as it was plaid by her Majesties servants. Made by Robert Greene, Maister of Arts. London, Printed for Edward White, and are to be sold at his shop, at the little North dore of Poules, at the signe of the Gun : 1594.
Page 24 - ... figuration of art, there may be made instruments of navigation without men to rowe in them, as great ships to brooke the sea, only with one man to steere them, and they shall sayle far more swiftly than if they were full of men: also chariots that shall move with an unspeakable force, without any living creature to stirre them.
Page 4 - ... where he was entertained, and so continued his learning, and in small time came to be so famous, that he was sent for to the University of Oxford, where he long time studied, and grew so excellent in the secrets of art and nature, that not England onely, but all Christendome admired him.
Page 17 - ... out any hope of what they sought, that at the last they concluded to raise a spirit, and to know of him that which they could not attaine to by their owne studies.
Page 48 - In this time, her best beloved, the gentleman, did come to her fathers to visit her, but finding her not there, and hearing that shee was gone with 'her father and the knight, he mistrusted some foul play : and in all hast went to Fryer Bacon, and desired of him some help to recover his love againe, whom he feared, was utterly lost. Fryer Bacon (knowing him for a vertuous gentleman) pittyed him ; and to...
Page 28 - England for to iutreat a peace betweene them. This ambassadour being come to the king, he feasted him (as it is the manner of princes to doe) and with the best sports as he had then, welcomed him.
Page 1 - THE FAMOUS HISTORIE OF FRYER BACON, containing the wonderfull things that he did in his life : also the manner of his death, with the lives and deaths of the two conjurers, Bungye and Vandermast.

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