Epistolę Ho-Elianę: Familiar Letters, Domestic and Forren. Divided Into Four Books, Partly Historical, Political, Philosophical, Upon Emergent Occasions

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T. Guy, 1688 - England - 505 pages
 

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Page 270 - This happened a matter of two hundred and fifty years since : and in that town, they date their bills and bonds, and other instruments in law, to this day from the year of the going out of their children...
Page 264 - High-Holbourn, who being after his death Dissected, there was a Serpent with divers tails, found in the left Ventricle of his Heart. I make no question, that our Church-History will find some Reader disposed like that Writer, with an Heart as full of Serpent and Venom as ever it can hold: Nor indeed will they be able to hold, but the Tongues and Pens of those...
Page 120 - Varney, meeting him coming down the stairs out of Washington's chamber, they fell from words to blows ; but they were parted. The business was like to gather very ill...
Page 194 - He is a great enemy to all dogs, if they bark at him in his running, for I have seen him confront a huge Mastiff, and knock him down; when you go a country journey, or have him run with you a hunting, you must spirit him with liquor...
Page 350 - ... if of any other, may be verified that merry induction, That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humours, good humours cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo good wine carrieth a man to heaven. If this be true surely more English go to heaven this way than any other, for I think there's more Canary brought into England than to all the world besides.
Page 50 - Vopiscus writes she was then of fifty miles' circumference, and she had five hundred thousand free citizens in a famous cense that was made, which, allowing but six to every family in women, children, and servants, came to three millions of souls; but she is now a wilderness in comparison of that number. The pope is grown to be a great temporal prince of late years, for the state of the church extends above...
Page 351 - Dutchmen that had drunk so deep, that, beginning to stagger, and their heads turning round, they thought verily they were at sea, and that the upper chamber where they were was a ship, insomuch that, it being foul windy weather, they fell to throw the stools and other things out of the window, to lighten the vessel, for fear of suffering shipwreck.
Page 6 - Majesty could never be brought to it, for he said he would keep this as a Curb to hold him within the bounds of his Commission, and the good behaviour.
Page 194 - You writ me lately for a footman, and I ' think this bearer will fit you : I know he can run ' well, for he hath run away twice from me, but he ' knew the way back again ; yet, though he hath a ' running head as well as running heels (and who will ' expect a footman to be a stayed man ?) I would ' not part with him were I not to go post to the
Page 33 - It is a round thick earthy shrub that bears berries like barberries betwixt blue and green ; it lies close to the ground, and when it is ripe they dig it up by the roots, and put it together in cocks, where they leave it to dry many days like hay ; then they make a pit of a fathom deep in the earth, and with an...

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