"Brief Lives": Chiefly of Contemporaries, Set Down by John Aubrey, Between the Years 1669 & 1696, Volume 1

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At the Clarendon Press, 1898 - Great Britain
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Page 69 - ... emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.
Page 73 - Domestic cares afflict the husband's bed, Or pains his head: Those that live single, take it for a curse, Or do things worse: Some would have children: those that have them, moan Or wish them gone : What is it, then, to have, or have no wife, But single thraldom, or a double strife?
Page 349 - He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than other men.
Page 332 - twas the 47 El. libri I. He read the Proposition. By G , sayd he (he would now and then sweare an emphaticall Oath by way of emphasis) this is impossible! So he reads the Demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a Proposition; which proposition he read. That referred him back to another, which he also read. Et sic deinceps that at last he was demonstratively convinced of that trueth. This made him in love with Geometry.
Page 93 - A Treatise of the Pope's Supremacy. To which is added a Discourse concerning the Unity of the Church.
Page 157 - And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
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Page 413 - This depends upon three suppositions: — first, that all celestial bodies whatsoever have an attraction or gravitating power towards their own centres, whereby they attract not only their own parts and keep them from flying from them, as we may observe the earth to do, but that they do also attract all the other celestial bodies that are within the sphere of their activity...
Page 96 - They lived together on the Banke side, not far from the Play-house, both batchelors ; lay together ; had one Wench in the house between them, which they did so admire ; the same cloathes and cloake, &c. ; betweene them.
Page 68 - Hail, happy Genius of this ancient pile! How comes it all things so about thee smile? The fire, the wine, the men ! And in the midst Thou stand'st as if some mystery thou didst!

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