Pierce's Supererogation

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from the private Press of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815 - 234 pages
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Page 179 - Ergonist, sacrilegiously contaminated, decrepite capacitie, fictionate person, humour vnconuersable, merriments vnexilable, the horrisonant pipe of inueterate antiquitie, and a number of such Inkhornish phrases, as it were a pan of outlandish collops, the very bowels of his profoundest Schollerisme. For his Eloquence passeth my intelligence, that cleapeth himselfe a...
Page 77 - Await the world, the tragedy of wrath : What next I paint, shall tread no common path...
Page 66 - Book, the silver image of his gentle wit, and the golden pillar of his noble courage ; and ever notify unto the world that thy writer •was the Secretary of Eloquence, the breath of the Muses ; the honey-bee of the daintiest flowers of...
Page 36 - Diuell, giue him that vnmeafurable allowance of witt, and Arte, that he extreamely / affecteth, and infinitely wanteth, there were no encounter, but of admiration, and honour. But it may...
Page 140 - The finest wittes preferre the loosest period in M. Ascham, or Sir Philip Sidney, before the tricksiest page in Euphues, or Pap-hatchet
Page 82 - a Fig for my Godson ; or, ' Crack me this Nut ; or, a ' Country Cuff; that is, a sound ' Box on the Ear for the Idiot ' Martin to hold his peace. ' Written by one that dares call
Page 72 - Gabriel, if there be any wit or Industrie in thee, now I will dare it to the vttermost ; write of what thou wilt, in what language thou wilt, and I will confute it, and answere it Take Truth's part, and I will proouve truth to be no truth, marching ovt of thy dung-voiding mouth.
Page 35 - Ciceronian is a flowting stocke : poore Homer, a wofull wight, may put his finger in a hole, or in his blind eye : the excellentest histories and...

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