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Page 27 - ... and a man, and be taught to Ride, to Fence, to manage Armes,. to Dance, Vault, and ply the Mathematiques.
Page 64 - Charenton-Bridge-Echo, which doubles the sound nine times. Such a traveller was he that reported the Indian fly to be as big as a fox ; China birds to be as big as some horses, and their mice to be as big as monkeys ; but they have the wit to fetch this far enough off, because the hearer may rather believe it than make a voyage so far to disprove it.
Page 41 - Jeui] meeteth with a Genoway, and is to negotiat with him, he puts his fingers in his eyes, fearing to be overreached by him, and outmatched in cunning. From thence let him haften to Tofcany, to Siena, where the prime Italian dialect is fpoken, and not ftirre thence till he be mafter of the Language in fome meafure. And being now in Italy that great limbique of working braines, he...
Page 3 - Beasts  (not inferior to the other), there hath pass'd the Press above forty of his Works on various subjects ; useful not only to the present times, but to all posterity. And 'tis observed that in all his Writings there is something still New, either in the Matter, Method or Fancy, and in an untrodden Tract.
Page 4 - Four years after he went secretary to Robert earl of Leicester, ambassador extraordinary from our king to the king of Denmark : before whom and his children he shew'd himself a quaint orator by divers Latin speeches spoken before them, shewing the occasion of their ambassy, to condole of death of Sophia, queen dowager of Denmark, grandmother to Charles I. king of England.
Page 31 - ... about him, if need were; the one puts on his doublet first, the other last; the Frenchman buttoneth always downward, the Spaniard upward; the one goes...
Page 64 - The master falling into his wonted hyberboles, spoke of a church in China that was ten thousand yards long; his man, standing behind and pulling him by the sleeve, made him stop suddenly. The company asking, ' I pray, Sir, how broad might that church be ?' he replied, ' but a yard broad, and you may thank my man for pulling me by the sleeve, else I had made it foursquare for you.
Page 31 - ... will retire solemnly to a room, and if a fly chance to hum about him, it will discompose his thoughts, and puzzle him. It is a kind of sickness for a Frenchman to keep a secret long, and all the drugs of Egypt cannot get it out of a Spaniard.
Page 3 - Concinnity and succinctness thereof all along. He teacheth a new way of Epistolizing ; and that Familiar Letters may not onely consist of Words, and a bombast of Complements, but that they are capable of the highest Speculations and solidst kind of Knowledge.