Mundus alter et item

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G. Bell and Sons, 1908 - Latin language - 183 pages

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Page x - I FIRST adventure, with fool-hardy might, To tread the steps of perilous despite. I first adventure, follow me who list, And be the second English satirist.
Page xi - With Hall's SATIRES should be ranked his MUNDUS ALTER ET IDEM, an ingenious satirical fiction in prose, where under a pretended description of the TERRA AUSTRALIS, he forms a pleasant invective against the characteristic vices of various nations, and is remarkably severe on the church of Rome. This piece was written about the year 1600, before he had quitted the classics for the fathers, and published some years afterwards, against his consent. Under...
Page xii - Regio. The Land of Parrots : Or, The She-Lands. With a Description of other strange adjacent Countries in the dominions of Prince de 1'Amovr. Not hitherto found in any Geographical Map. By one of the late most reputed Wits.
Page xi - His mistress' breasts were like two weights of lead. Another thinks her teeth might liken'd be To two fair ranks of pales of ivory, To fence in sure the wild beast of her tongue, From either going far, or going wrong ; Her grinders like two chalk-stones in a mill, Which shall with time and wearing...

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