The lyfe of Robert the deuyll, a romance. From the ed. by W. de Worde

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Page 74 - Oast lend me a pen and inke, and some paper, for I will write a letter vnto the poore man straight ; and something I will giue him : That almes which a man bestowes with his owne hands, he shall be sure to haue deliuered, and God knowes how long I shall Hue.
Page 26 - I would my friends had carried me to my graue, when they went with me to the Church, to make him my husband. And so shedding a few dissembling teares, she stopt. What, my sweet Mistresse (quoth he) weepe you ? Nay sit downe by my side, and I will sing thee one of my Countrey ligges to make thee merry.
Page 10 - ... if they heard it not before it had done speaking all their labour should be lost ; they, being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. " Then went these two learned...
Page 12 - ... the head spake these two words, TIME is. Miles, hearing it to speake no more, thought his master would be angry if hee waked him for that, and therefore he let them both sleepe, and began to mocke the head in this manner; ' Thou brazen-faced head, hath my master tooke all this paines about thee, and now dost thou requite him with two words, TIME is?
Page 64 - ... faine to stand as close to the hedge, whilest the carts passed by, the which at that time being in number aboue two hundred, was neere hand an hour ere the King could get roome to be gone : so that by his long stay, he began to be displeased, although the admiration of that sight did much qualifie his furie ; but breaking out in discontent, by reason of his stay, he said, I thought Old Cole had got a Commission for all the carts in the Country to cary his cloth.
Page 26 - But now, quoth he, we will change our chidings to kissings, and it vexeth me that these cherry lipps should be subiect to such a Lobcocke as thy husband. Subiect to him, quoth she : In faith sir, no, I will haue my lips at as much liberty as my tongue, the one to say what I list, and the other to touch whom I like : In troth, shall I tell thee, Cutbert, the churles breath smels so strong, that I care as much for kissing of him, as for looking on him...
Page 41 - ... hee saw his love Millisant with her father, and the knight, ready to be married by Fryer Bungye : at the sight of this hee cryed out that he was undone, for now should he lose his life in losing of his love. Fryer Bacon bids him take comfort, for he would prevent the marriage; so taking this gentleman in his armes, he set himselfe downe in an enchanted chaire, and suddenly they were carried through the ayre to the chappell. Just as they came in, Fryer Bungye was ioyning their hands to marry them...
Page 20 - ... his owne, and swore the chiefe citizens to be his true subiects. Presently after the king of France sent an ambassadour to the king of England for to iutreat a peace betweene them.
Page 22 - As Hercules was going to plucke the fruit, Fryer Bacon held up his wand, at which Hercules stayed and seemed fearful. Vandermast bid him for to gather of the fruit, or else he would torment him. Hercules was more fearfull, and said, I cannot, nor I dare not : for great Bacon stands, whose charms are farre more powerfull than thine, I must obey him Vandermast.
Page 15 - ... supper and covent, and it was almost supper time, wherefore he thought it was time to depart thence, so he payed for his drinke and tooke his leave, and homeward he went, and in his way he found a fat cowe grasing in the field, and sodainly he devided her into two parts, and the one halfe he left lying there still, and the other halfe he tooke on his necke and carried it home, and quickly hee made it ready ; some he put in the pot, and some upon the spit, and he made a great fire and set on the...

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