Bibliotheca Spenceriana: Or, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer

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Page 285 - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
Page 285 - English, not in rude and old language, but in polished and ornate terms craftily, as he that hath read Virgil, Ovid, Tully, and all the other noble poets and orators to me unknown.
Page 180 - I never, and was born and learned mine English in Kent in the Weald where, I doubt not, is spoken as broad and rude English as in any place of England...
Page 294 - His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe), And in his hand he bar a mighty bowe. A not-heed hadde he, with a broun visage. Of wode-craft wel coude he al the usage. 1 10 Upon his arm he bar a gay bracer...
Page 185 - ... to labour as it hath been, and that age creepeth on me daily and feebleth all the body, and also because I have promised to...
Page 284 - Westminster did do shew to me late certain evidences written in old English for to reduce it into our English now used. And certainly it was written in such wise, that it was more like to Dutch than English, I could not reduce ne bring it to he understonden.
Page 574 - It has, however, other pretensions to be noticed and treasured by the curious; since it not only presents us with a specimen of a type —rarely used by JOHN ZEINER — and one of the earliest books printed at Ulm, but it contains some of the most curious and diverting woodcuts in the earlier annals of the arts of printing and engraving.
Page 291 - Then he said he knew a book which his father had and much loved, that was very true and according unto his own first book by him made; and said more, if I would imprint it again he would get me the same book for a copy, howbeit he wist well that his father would not gladly depart from it.
Page 252 - I shal goo fro them / bellyn sayde' what dyde kyward. me thoughte he cryed after helpe/ the foxe answerd / what saye ye bellyne wene ye that he shold haue ony harme / now herke what he thenne dyde / whan...
Page 252 - ... he wente out and saide softly to bellyn the ramme. lief bellyn wherfore be ye angry kywart speketh wyth his dere aunte. me thynketh ye ought not to be dysplesid therfore. he bad me saye to yow ye myght wel go to fore' And he shal come after' he is lighter of fote than ye.

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