Early Prose Romances

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G. Routledge and sons, 1889 - English literature - 446 pages
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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 28 - Rush," a satire on the monks, is found in Low German verse of the end of the fifteenth or beginning of the sixteenth century.
Page 247 - Fengon, there was one that aboue al the rest, doubted of Hamblets practises, in counterfeiting the madman, who for that cause said, that it was impossible that so craftie a gallant as Hamblet that counterfeited the foole, should be...
Page 255 - ... it belong to us of right : but I hope to effect it so well, and have so great confidence in my fortune that hitherto hath guided the action of my life, that I shall not die without revenging myself upon mine enemy, and that himself shall be the instrument of his own decay, and execute that which of myself 1 durst not have enterprised.
Page 260 - ... men, alledging the conference of Saul with the witch, although one example out of the Holy Scriptures, specially set downe for the condemnation of wicked man, is not of force to give a sufficient law to all the world; for they themselves confesse that they can devine, not according to the universal cause of things, but by signes borrowed from such like causes, which are all waies alike, and by those...
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 164 - I can, do, for to amend myself now in this time. And so I counsel every man to do, here in this present life, and that shall be most our profit. For after this life cometh no time that we may occupy to our advantage for to amend us. For then shall every man answer for himself and bear his own burthen. Reynart's friends and lineage to the number of forty have taken also their leave of the King, and went all together with the Fox, which was right glad that he had so well sped and that he stood so well...
Page 249 - By which meanes having discovered the ambushe, and given the inventor thereof his just rewarde, hee came againe to his mother, who in the meane time wepte and tormented her selfe to see all her hopes frustrate...
Page 264 - ... himselfe out of danger, had throwne them into the pitte prepared for him : so that fearing to follow after them and light upon some evil adventure, they went presently out of the court. And it was well for them that they...

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