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Page 95 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, As a seal upon thine arm : For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as the grave: The coals thereof are coals of fire, Which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can the floods drown it: If a man would give all the substance of his house for love, It would utterly be contemned.
Page 199 - Duny was conveyed from the bar and brought to the maid ; they put an apron before her eyes, and then one other person touched her hand, which produced the same effect as the touch of the witch did in the court. Whereupon the gentlemen returned, openly protesting that they did believe the whole transaction of this business was a mere imposture.
Page 45 - My darter ha' spun five, five skeins to-day. My darter ha' spun five, five skeins to-day." " S'ars o' mine ! " said the king, " I never heerd tell of any one as could do that." Then he said: "Look you here, I want a wife, and I'll marry your darter. But look you here...
Page 98 - Another plant of omen is the yarrow (ScMllaea millefolium), called by us yarroway. The mode of divination is this : — You must take one of the serrated leaves of the plant, and with it tickle the inside of the nostrils, repeating at the same time the following lines : Yarroway, yarroway, bear a white blow ; If my love love me, my nose will bleed now.
Page 48 - Noo, t'ain't," says the impet. An' then that laughed an' twirled that's tail till yew cou'n't hardly see it. " Take time, woman," that says ; " next guess, an' you're mine." An' that stretched out that's black hands at her. Well, she backed a step or two, an' she looked at it, and then she laughed out, an' says she, a pointin' of her finger at it: " Nimmy nimmy not Yar name's Tom Tit Tot.
Page 44 - Best or worst," says the gal, " I've ate 'em all, and you can't ha' one till that's come agin." Well, the woman she were wholly bate, and she took her spinnin' to the door to spin, and as she span she sang : " My darter ha' ate five, five pies to-day. My darter ha
Page 31 - He's a going out with the tide," said Mr. Peggotty to me, behind his hand. My eyes were dim, and so were Mr. Peggotty 's ; but I repeated in a whisper, "With the tide?" "People can't die, along the coast,
Page 55 - But since I'm resolved to die for my dear, I'll chuse six young virgins my coffin to bear ; And all those young virgins I now do chuse, Instead of green ribbands, green ribbands, green ribbands, Instead of green ribbands, a garland shall wear ; And when in the church in my grave I lie deep, Let all those fine garlands, fine garlands, fine garlands, Let all those fine garlands hang over my feet. And when any of my sex behold the sight, They may see I've been constant, been constant, They may see I've...
Page 124 - Bull, every year of his term, so often as it shall happen that any gentlewoman (mulierem generosum), or any other woman, from devotion, or vows by them made, shall visit the tomb of the glorious martyr St. Edmund, to make the oblation of the said white bull, etc. Dated, the 4th of June, in the second year of Henry VII. (AD 1487.)" Two other indentures, nearly similar, are of the eleventh and twenty-fifth of HeĞry 7111.