Reprints of Rare Tracts & Imprints of Ancient Manuscripts, &c: Chiefly Illustrative of the History of the Northern Counties, Volume 1

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Printed at the Press of M.A. Richardson, 1847
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Page 32 - An English-Saxon homily on the birthday of St. Gregory; anciently used in the English-Saxon church. Giving an account of the conversion of the English from paganism to Christianity. Translated into modern English, with notes, by Eliz. Elstob. London, Printed by W. Bowyer, 1709.
Page 70 - She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Page 52 - The Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue ; first given in English, with an Apology for the Study of Northern Antiquities, being very useful towards the understanding our Ancient English Poets, and other Writers.
Page 37 - Affairs. Where this happens, it is a Fault. But it is not the Fault of Learning, which rather polishes and refines our Nature, and teaches us that Method and Regularity, which disposes us to greater Readiness and Dexterity in all kinds of Business. I do not observe it so frequently objected against Women's Diversions, that they take them off from Household Affairs. Why therefore should those few among us, who are lovers of Learning, altho...
Page 56 - Archbishop of Canterbury, who flourished in the latter end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh. Being a course of Sermons collected out of the writings of the ancient Latin Fathers, containing the Doctrines &c. of the Church of England before the Norman Conquest, and shewing its purity from many of those Popish innovations and corruptions which were afterwards introduced into the Church.
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Page 90 - Forget the universal shout When * canny Sunderland' spoke out — A truth which knaves affect to doubt — Forget thee ? No. " Forget you ? No — though now-a-day I've heard your knowing people say, Disown the debt you cannot pay, You'll find it far the thriftiest way — But I?— O no.
Page 70 - I should think jt as glorious an employmeat to instruct those poor children, as to teach the children of the greatest Monarch. But I must tell you that mine may be termed a life of disappointments from my cradle till now, nor do I expect any other while I live. This, and hearing no more of that affair, makes me think her Ladyship * is provided with a mistress before now, there being many more deserving than myself, that are in want of such an employment. Nor do I repine ; for I am so inured to disappointments,...
Page 77 - Such are the accidents which, sometimes remembered, and perhaps sometimes forgotten, produce that particular designation of mind, and propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Page 85 - ... they have heartily enjoyed, sure of a welcome, and are struck with despair at the first onset. His firm, victorious, scoffing vituperation strikes them with chill and hesitation. His talk often reminds you of what was said of Johnson : " If his pistol missed fire he would knock you down with the butt-end.

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