Descriptive Notices of Popular English Histories

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Percy Society, 1848 - Chapbooks - 96 pages
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Page 67 - Cat, and that in order to it, there had been got together a great quantity of mice ; but Mr. Rich, the proprietor of the playhouse, very prudently considered that it would be impossible for the cat to kill them all, and that consequently the princes of the stage might be as much infested with mice, as the prince of the island was before the cat's arrival upon it; for which reason he would not permit it to be acted in his house.
Page 67 - ... which the heads of the audience may sometimes suffer from them. I am credibly informed, that there was once a design of casting into an opera the story of Whittington and his Cat, and that in order to it,, there had been got together a great quantity of mice ; but Mr.
Page 48 - WAS ever knight, for ladys sake, So toss'd in love, as I, Sir Guy, For Phillis fair, that lady bright As ever man beheld with eye ? She gave me leave myself to try The valiant knight with shield and spear, Ere that her love she would grant me ; Which made me venture far and near.
Page 55 - A Godly Warning to all Maidens by the Example of God's judgment shewed on German's wife, of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham, who, lying in child-bed, was borne away, and never heard of after : To the tune of the Lady's Fall.
Page 7 - Bohemia, in two parts: containing his triumphant battels fought against the Persians, his love to the beautiful Laurana, the great Dangers he passed in the Island of Rocks, and his strange Adventures in the Desolate Island : containing the Adventurous Travels and noble chivalry of Parismenos, the Knight of Fame, with his love to the fair Princess Angelica, the Lady of the Golden Tower, 12mo.
Page 44 - Fee, fi, fo, fum ! I smell the blood of an Englishman ! Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make me bread ! " " Say'st thou so," said Jack ; " then thou art a monstrous miller indeed.
Page 47 - THE NOBLE AND RENOWNED HISTORY OF GUY EARL OF WARWICK, containing a full and true Account of his many famous and valiant Actions, remarkable and brave Exploits, and noble and renowned Victories...
Page 79 - ... another, by which, if at any time her lodging were laid about by the Queen, she might easily avoid peril imminent, and, if need be, by secret issues take the air abroad, many furlongs about Woodstock in Oxfordshire...

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