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afterwards amongst ancient Anno Name antiquary archbishop archbishop of Canterbury archbishop of York Bale baron Bello Campo Bishop Godwin bishop of Bath born bred called Camden's Britannia castle chevron chief church College in Oxford death died anno Domini divine doctor doctor of divinity doth duke eadem earl eminent England English engrailed fair father fess flourished Giraldus Cambrensis God’s hath Henry the Eighth honour Idem Ireland Johannis king Charles king Edward king Henry king James king's knight land learned lion rampant lived London lord martlets master native person poet PRELATES prince prius proverb queen Elizabeth queen Mary reign of king Rich Richard Robert Saint saith Sampson Erdeswicke scholar Scriptoribus Britannicis sheriff shire Sir John therein thereof thereunto Thome unto ut prius Wales Walt Warwickshire Welch whilst William Willielmi worthy writer wrote
Page 24 - ... now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, "Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Page 287 - I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war; Master Coleridge, like the former, was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. CVL, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.
Page 190 - Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
Page 22 - Also the citye of London, that is to me so dere and swete, in which I was forth growen ; and more kindely love have I to that place than to any other in yerth, as every kindely creture hath full appetite to that place of his kindely engendrure, and to wilne reste and pece in that stede to abide.
Page 181 - To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Page 106 - Taunton, in this county (Somersetshire), whose father was a master of musick ; nnd his harmonious mind made an impression on his son's genius, who proved an exquisite poet. He carried in his Christian and surname, two holy prophets, his monitors so to qualify his raptures, that he abhorred all prophatieness.
Page 287 - Remain a lasting monument of his glory ; And when thy ruins shall disclaim To be the treasurer of his name, His name, that cannot fade, shall be An everlasting monument to thee.
Page 43 - Queen, in whose service he continued many years. At a masque given at court, the King's gigantic porter drew him out of his pocket, to the surprise of all the spectators. Thus favoured by royalty, the humility incident to his birth forsook him, which made him that he did not know himself, and would not know his father, and which, by the King's command, caused, justly, his sound correction.
Page 241 - Jove's oak, the warlike ash, veined elm, the softer beech, Short hazel, maple plain, light asp, the bending wych. Tough holly, and smooth birch, must altogether burn ; What should the builder serve supplies the forger's turn, When under public good base private gain takes hold. And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold.
Page 286 - He was an eminent instance of the truth of that rule, " Poeta non fit sed nascitur," (one is not made but born a poet.) Indeed his learning was very little ; so that, as Cornish diamonds are not polished by any lapidary, but are pointed and smoothed even as they are taken out of the earth, so Nature itself was all the art which was used upon him.