Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages, Volume 29

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Percy society, 1851 - English literature
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Page 67 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Page 58 - I'll speed me to the pond, where the high stool On the long plank hangs o'er the muddy pool, That stool, the dread of every scolding quean.
Page 48 - The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry; For, having lost but...
Page 44 - Could I still dote upon thy face. Not but all joy in thy brown hair By others may be found; But I must search the black and fair Like...
Page 92 - THOMAS OF READING, OR THE SIXE WORTHIE YEOMEN OF THE WEST. Now the sixth time corrected and enlarged by TD London. Printed by Eliz. Allde for Robert Bird, 1632. In black-letter, A to Kij . in fours. It has a woodcut on the title, with the legend, " Thou shalt labor till thou returne to duste.
Page 25 - It was common with him," we are told, "at an ordinary dancing, to have his clothes trimmed with great diamond buttons, and to have diamond hatbands, cockades, and earrings ; to be yoked with great and manifold ropes and knots of pearl ; in short, to be manacled, fettered, and imprisoned in jewels...
Page 70 - When first the Year, I heard the Cuckoo sing, And call with welcome Note the budding Spring, I straightway set a running with such Haste, Deb'rah, that won the Smock, scarce ran so fast. Till spent for lack of Breath, quite weary grown, Upon a rising Bank I sat adown...
Page 59 - My son, fear thou the LORD and the king : and meddle not with them that are given to change...
Page xv - Who rules the kingdom ? The king. Who rules the king ? The duke. Who rules the duke? The devil. Let the duke look to it ; for they intend shortly to use him worse than they did the doctor ; and if things be not shortly reformed they will work a reformation themselves.
Page 88 - The History of the Life and Glorious Actions of the mighty Hercules of Greece, his encountering and overthrowing serpents, lions, monsters, giants, tyrants, and powerful armies; his taking of cities, towns, kings, and kingdoms, &c.

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