Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century

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Chatto and Windus, 1882 - Chapbooks - 486 pages


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Page 372 - Now, brother," said the dying man, " Look to my children dear ; Be good unto my boy and girl, No...
Page 171 - I wol yow telle a tale which that I Lerned at Padowe of a worthy clerk, As preved by his wordes and his werk. He is now deed and nayled in his cheste, I prey to god so yeve his soule reste!
Page x - Fables: but he frankly declared to me his mind, " that he did not delight in that learning, because he did not believe they were true;" for which reason I found he had very much turned his studies, for about a twelvemonth past, into the lives and adventures of Don Bellianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, and other historians of that age.
Page 417 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Page 372 - Now ponder well, you parents dear, These words which I shall write ; A doleful story you shall hear, In time brought forth to light. A gentleman of good account In Norfolk dwelt of late, Who did in honour far surmount Most men of his estate.
Page 191 - I smell the blood of an Englishman, Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.
Page 372 - And both possessed one grave. No love between these two was lost, Each was to other kind; In love they lived, in love they died, And left two babes behind...
Page 373 - God never prosper me nor mine, Nor aught else that I have, If I do wrong your children dear, When you are laid in grave.
Page 373 - The parents being dead and gone, The children home he takes, And brings them straight unto his house Where much of them he makes. He had not kept these pretty babes A twelvemonth and a day, But, for their wealth, he did devise To make them both away.
Page 28 - THE WANDERING JEW, OR THE SHOEMAKER OF JERUSALEM, who lived when our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was crucified, and by Him appointed to wander until he comes again. With his travels, method of living, and a discourse with some clergymen about the end of the world. 12mo. Darlington. Printed by W. Appelton, 1790. This tract, probably, relates to a person, "who made a very hermit-like appearance," seen by Brand, who professed to be the wandering Jew.

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