Notes and Queries, Volume 148

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Oxford University Press, 1925 - Electronic journals
 

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Page 175 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 86 - I was witness of, the king sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love songs, in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000/. in gold before them, upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflexions with astonishment. Six days after all was in the dust.
Page 1 - The thing you ask of me is both difficult and useless. Although I have passed all my days in this place, I have neither counted the houses nor have I inquired into the number of the inhabitants ; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine.
Page 343 - Will I upon thy party wear this rose: And here I prophesy, — This brawl to-day, Grown to this faction, in the Temple garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white, A thousand souls to death and deadly night.
Page 177 - As the husband is, the wife is: thou art mated with a clown, And the grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down. He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
Page 251 - March, hath been found by experience to be attended with divers inconveniences, not oiily as it differs from the usage of neighbouring nations, but also from the legal method of computation in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, and from the common usage throughout the whole kingdom, and thereby frequent mistakes as occasioned in the dates of deeds and other writings, and disputes arise therefrom...
Page 93 - Follow a shadow, it still flies you, Seem to fly it, it will pursue : So court a mistress, she denies you ; Let her alone, she will court you. Say are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men ? At morn and even, shades are longest ; At noon, they are or short, or none : So men at weakest, they are strongest, But grant us perfect, they're not known. Say, are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men...
Page 2 - I have neither counted the houses nor inquired into the number of the inhabitants; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine. But, above all, as to the previous history of this city, God only knows the amount of dirt and confusion that the infidels may have eaten before the coming of the sword of Islam. It were unprofitable for us to inquire into it.
Page 188 - Country for his Religion, and came to settle in this Island, where he was swallowed up in the great Earthquake, in the Year 1692, And, by the Providence of God, was by Another Shock thrown into the Sea, and miraculously saved, by swimming untill a Boat took him up. He lived many years after in great Reputation, beloved by all who knew him, and much lamented at his Death.
Page 270 - Two wealthy citizens are lately dead, and have left their estates, one to a Bluecoat boy and the other to a Bluecoat girl in Christ's Hospital. The extraordinariness of which has led some of the magistrates to carry it on to a match, which is ended in a public wedding, he in his habit of blue satin, led by two...

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