Early English Prose Romances: Robert the Deuyll. Thomas a Reading. Frier Bacon. Frier Rush

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William John Thoms
Nattali and Bond, 1858 - English prose literature
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Page xi - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 258 - Thro' bogs, thro' brakes ; Or else, unseene with them I go, All in the nicke To play some tricke And frolicke it, with ho, ho, ho ! Sometimes I meete them like a man ; Sometimes an ox, sometimes a hound ; And to a horse I turn me can ; To trip and trot about them round, But if to ride My backe they stride, More swift than wind away I go, Ore hedge and lands, Thro...
Page 209 - 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
Page 189 - THE FAMOUS HISTORIE OF FRYER BACON, containing the wonderfull things that he did in his life : also the manner of his death, with the lives and deaths of the two conjurers, Bungye and Vandermast. Very pleasant and delightfull to be read.
Page 206 - ... all their labour should be lost : they being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. Then went these two learned fryers home...
Page 305 - Syntax's (Dr.) Three Tours: In Search of the Picturesque, in Search of Consolation, and in Search of a Wife. With the whole of ROWLANDSON'S droll page Illustrations in Colours and a Life of the Author by JC HOTTEN.
Page 59 - Ellis. 10. A Chronicle of the First Thirteen Years of the reign of Edward IV., by John Warkworth, DD Edited by JO Halliwell. (Out of print.) 11. Kemp's Nine Dales Wonder, performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich.
Page 206 - ... if they heard it not before it had done speaking all their labour should be lost ; they, being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. " Then went these two learned...
Page x - Come sit we downe under this hawthorne tree, The morrowes Light shall lend us day enough, And let us tell of Gawen or Sir Guy, Of Robin Hood or of Old Clem a 0 lough.
Page 312 - Entomology; a selection of some of the rarer and more beautiful species of insects, natives of India and the adjacent islands, the greater portion of which are now for the first time described and figured.

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