Churchyard's Chips Concerning Scotland: Being a Collection of His Pieces Relative to that Country; with Historical Notices, and a Life of the Author: Ornamented with Churchyard's Arms, and a Fac-simile of His Writing, and Signature

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Scotland - 211 pages
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Page 56 - A warning to the wise, a feare to the fond a bridle to the lewde and a glasse to the good, written of the late earthquake chanced in London and other places, the 6th of April 1580 for the glory of god and benefite of men, that warely can walke and wisely can judge.
Page 171 - They [ie the confederates] say, that they have as apparent proof against her as may be, as well by the testimony of her own hand-writing, which they have recovered, as also by sufficient witnesses.
Page 39 - I prayse the man that first did Paper make, The only thing that sets all virtues forth : It...
Page 142 - They shot so hard continually, that the second day they had beat down wholly three towers. The Laird of Grange .... would not give over, but shot at them continually, both with great shot and small; so that there was a very great slaughter amongst the English cannoneers, sundry of them having their legs and arms torn from their bodies in the air by the violence of the great shot.
Page 28 - August, and the Speaches spoken before her presens at her Entry ; with the residue of Versis and Matter that might not be spoken (for distance of the place...
Page 58 - Bondell of verses is sutche varietie of matter, and seuerall inuentions, that maie bee as delitefull to the Reader, as it was a Charge and labour to the writer, sette forthe for a peece of pastime...
Page 64 - Lester mencioned that he and his traine did in Flaunders, and the gentlemen Pencioners proued to be a great peece of honor to the Court; all which book was in as good verse as euer I made: an honorable knight, dwelling in the Black Friers, can witness the same, because I read...
Page 49 - the most passionate among us to bewail and bemoan the perplexities of love.
Page 63 - Churchyard's Good' Will. Sad and heavy verses in the nature of an Epitaph for the losse of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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