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The Works of William Shakespeare: Glossary - Page 159
by William Shakespeare - 1876 - 1124 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 63

Social Science - 1788
...forcft to be coverts for the King's wild beafts." Trtaiift an the Lain/is tf the Forefl, cap. n. ffa. x. The Ancients, who often paid more . attention to received opinions than to the evidence of their fenfcs, believed that Fern had no feed. Our anceftors imagined th it had feed which was invifible....
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 58, Part 1

Great Britain - 1789
...foreft to be coverts for the King's wild bcal'ts." Trtaiif; on ibe Laiutt ef the Fort/I, cap. n./fa.i. The Ancients, who often paid more attention to received opinions than to the evidence of thejr fenlts, believed that Fern had no feed. Our anceftors imagined that it had feed which was mvifiulc....
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...Pliny, Book XXVII. ch. ix: " Offtrae be two kinds, and they beare neither floure nor Jetde." STEEVENS. The ancients, who often paid more attention to received opinions than to the evidence of their fenfes, believed thatftm bore mJeeJ. Our anceftors imagined that this plant produced feed which was...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes : with the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed - 1793
...Pliny, Book XXVII. ch. ix : " Of 'feme be two kinds, and they beare neither floure nor feede." STEEVENS. The ancients, who often paid more attention to received opinions than to the evidence of their fenfes, believed that fern bore nafeed. Our anceftors imagined that this plant produced feed which...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1793
.... Book XXVII. ch. ix: " Of ferae be two kinds, and they beare neither flourc nor Jeede." STEEVBNS. The ancients, who often paid more attention to received opinions than to the evidence of the ir fenfes, believed that fern bore no feed. Our anceftors imagined that this plant produced feed...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...ftrange properties, feme f which the ruftick virgins have not yet forgotten or exploded. JOHNSON.. The ancients, who often paid more attention to received opinions than to the evidence of their fenfes, believed that fern bore cofefj. Ourancd'i-oiB imagined that this plant produced feed which...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1805
...strong holds to fly to for protection and defence against the laws. 4 wt have the receipt of fern-seed,] The ancients, who often paid more attention to received...wearing this seed about them would become invisible. Enter FALSTAFF. Fal. Poins! Poins, and be hanged! Poins! P. Hen. Peace, ye fat-kidneyed rascal ; What...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...strong holds to fly to for protection and defence against the laws. 4 vx have the receipt of fern-seed,] The ancients, who often paid more attention to received...than to the evidence of their senses, believed that /<; bore no seed. Our ancestors imagined that this plant produced seed which was invisible....
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The plays of William Shakespeare: With the corrections and ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1806
...Pliny, Book XXVII, ch. is : " Of feme be two kinds, and they beare neither floure nor seede" Steevens. The ancients, who often paid more attention to received...wearing this seed about them would become invisible. This superstition the good sense of the poet taught him to ridicule. It was also supposed to seed in...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Gerhard Fleischer - Drama - 1807
...JOIINSQN. .,r ,T The ancients , who often paid more attention JO received opiuions than to the evidence'rif their 'senses , believed that fern bore no seed. Our...an extraordinary mode of reasoning, founded on the fan,J,a_stic doctrine of signatures, they concluded that they who possessed "the secret of wearing...
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