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Page 300 - After halfe an houre had passed, the head did speake againe, two words, which were these: TIME wAS. Miles respected these words as little as he did the former, and would not wake them, but still scoffed at the brazen head, that it had learned no better words, and have such a tutor as his master : and in scorne of it sung this song. TO THE TUNE OF A RICH MERCHANT MAN.
Page 291 - Miles), never could indure to fast as other religious persons did, for alwayes hee had in one corner, or another, flesh which hee would eate when his maister eat bread only, or else did fast and abstaine from all things. Fryer Bacon seeing this, thought at one time or other to be even with him, which he did one Fryday in this manner, Miles on the Thursday night had...
Page 260 - They allege the conference of Saul with the witch, although one example out of the Holy Scriptures specially set down for the condemnation of wicked man, is not of force to give a sufficient law to all the world. For they themselves...
Page 369 - Then did he give him such a parting blow, that down the dragon came unto the ground ; roaring and bellowing at such a rate, that the hideous sound did more affright the conqueror than did his fighting with him ; so he rides away, and lets the monster lie. But looking back, he espies, behind his horse, the rescued lion following at his heels, which made Guy alight to engage with him likewise. But when the beast beheld his weapon drawn, he fawned upon him like a spaniel dog ; and like that grateful...
Page 246 - They said that under colour of such rudeness he shadowed a crafty policy, and by his devised simplicity, he concealed a sharp and pregnant spirit; for which cause they counselled the King to try and know, if it were possible, how to discover the intent and meaning of the young Prince.
Page 23 - Belleforest, unaccustomed to such carpeting of royal chambers, translated the word stramentum into tapestry ; for Belleforest was a protege of Margaret of Navarre, familiar with the houses of French nobles in a time of growing luxury. He died in 1583, aged fifty-three. Margaret of Navarre began her care for him when he was seven years old, and had just lost his father. He was educated by her and bred for the bar, but turned poet and man of letters. Outliving his better days, he wrote much prose of...
Page 320 - The gentleman and his new married wife made that night a great supper for ioy of their marriage, and bid to it most of the village : they wanted nothing but musicke, for which they made great moane. This want, Fryer Bacon (though he was absent) supplied : for after supper there came such a maske, that the like was never seene in that village : for first, there was heard most sweet still musicke, then wind musicke : then came three apes, and three monkeys, each of them carrying a torch : after them...
Page 242 - God. Was not this a craftie and subtile counsellor? but he might have thought that the mother, knowing her husbands case, would not cast her sonne into the danger of death.
Page 391 - The father's joy was scarce to be expressed ; but when he saw what skeletons they were, how like the living images of death, he scarce had strength to outlive that wretched sight. And the glad sons, seeing themselves at liberty, and their poor aged father still alive, were at a loss how to express their thanks to him that had so generously delivered them. Guy then unto their father gave the keys, saying, " This castle do I give to thee, where tyranny has dwelt so many years ; let it be now a place...
Page 393 - If thou hast been a monarch, where is thy crown ? Or, who now stands in fear of thy stern looks ? " " Death hath of my renown a conquest made, my golden sceptre he has taken from me, and now it is wielded by another hand ; and I am now become so poor a thing, my poorest subjects envy not my place." " Perhaps thou hast been some counsellor of state, whose potent wit a mighty reason did rule ; where is the policy of late thou hadst ? " " Consumed and gone, like to an idle dream ! I have not so much...

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