Epistolę Ho-Elianę:: Familiar Letters Domestick and Foreign, Divided Into Four Books: Partly Historical, Political, Philosophical: Upon Emergent Occasions

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D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. and J. Pemberton, R. Ware, C. Rivington [and 6 others in London], 1737 - England - 518 pages
 

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Page 417 - ... preserve the sight, the smoke being let in round about the Balls of the Eyes once a week, and frees them from all rheums, driving them back by way of Repurcussion ; being taken backward 'tis excellent good against the Cholic, and taken into the Stomach, it will heat and cleanse it...
Page 385 - Gondomar, as my Letter mentions, calls Sir Walter Pirate, I for my part am far from thinking so ; because, as you give an unanswerable reason, the plundering of St. Thomas was an act done beyond the Equator, where the Articles of Peace 'twixt the two Kings do not extend. Yet, under favour, tho...
Page 202 - Saturday last, which was but next before yesterday, being Bartholomew eve, the Duke did rise up in a welldisposed humour out of his bed, and cut a caper or two, and being ready, and having been under the barber's hand (where the murderer had thought to have done the deed, for he was leaning upon the window all the while) he went to breakfast, attended by a great company of commanders, where...
Page 41 - ... half naked, with a torch in that hand which had committed the murder : and in the place where the act was done, it was cut off, and a gauntlet of hot oil was clap'd upon the stump, to stanch the blood, whereat he gave a doleful shriek.
Page 17 - The first consists of relations, the second of reprehensions, the third of comfort, the last two of counsel and joy. There are some who in lieu of letters write homilies, they preach when they should epistolize. There are others that turn them to tedious tractates; this is to make letters degenerate from their true nature. Some modern authors there are who have exposed their letters to the world, but most of them, I mean among your Latin...
Page 389 - Lord's supper a twopenny ordinary ; to make the communion-table a manger, and the font a trough to water their horses in ; to term the white decent robe of the presbyter the whore's smock ; the pipes through which nothing came but anthems and holy hymns the devil's bagpipes...
Page 25 - Our first league of love, you know, was contracted among the muses in Oxford ; for no sooner was I matriculated to her, but I was adopted to you ; I became her son and your friend at one time. You know I followed you then to London, where our love received confirmation in the Temple and elsewhere.
Page 190 - Infanta; for she was of a fading flaxen-hair, big-lipp'd, and somewhat heavy-ey'd; but this Daughter of France, this youngest Branch of Bourbon (being but in her Cradle when the great Henry her Father was put out of the world), is of a more lovely and lasting Complexion, a dark brown ; she hath Eyes that sparkle like Stars; and for her Physiognomy, she may be said to be a Mirror of Perfection...
Page 41 - ... carried in a cart, standing half naked, with a torch in that hand which had committed the murder, and in the place where the act was done it was cut off, and a gauntlet of hot oil was...
Page 17 - It was a quaint difference the ancients did put betwixt a letter and an oration ; that the one should be attired like a woman, the other like a man : the latter of the two is allowed large...

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