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Page 479 - The Secret of the Poets.' Knowing this art of the poets, it is impossible that any one word of the language, which is to be found in poetry, should be pronounced in any other manner than is there used; so that without a transformation of the whole language, not one word could be altered.
Page 472 - I thought would best please you, though happily with others it will not so well relish ; be pleased to receive it as a token from him that honours your worth : as you read it, I pray you correct it, for I know it hath need. There was a leaf wanting in my book, which defect, viz. from an.
Page 499 - Then he finds a book wrote by another son of David which tells him where it is to be found, and gives a lively description of that country (Heaven). This is the subject, but nothing can come up with the beautiful turns and expressions throughout the whole, which makes the writer worthy not only of a paltry rectory, but of the favour of all men of sense in our country, and is really not only an honour to the ancient Britons, but to human nature in general.
Page 485 - Latin inscription neatly cut, basso-relievo wise on one edge of the stone in these very letters that you call Saxon, Hie jacet Pabo, &c. I copied it with my own hands, — but I have not the inscription by me. I do not remember it all. We...
Page 119 - Martini, then Lord of Kernes, to the burgesses of his town of Newport, which they enjoy to this day, with divers other freedomes and liberties to them granted by divers charters yet extant and faire, sealed with his seale of the armes of the said lordshipp of Kemes, but all of that antiquity that they are sam date.
Page 498 - I till I have it under your hand. I wrote you a good while ago in behalf of poor Gronow Owen the greatest genius either of this age or that ever appeared in our country, and perhaps few other countries can shew the like of him for universal knowledg.
Page 379 - ... until the corpse was reduced to ashes, or so that the flesh was consumed, and the bones nearly burnt; then the charcoal and ashes were covered with earth, and sometimes stones were laid upon it.
Page 499 - Gemm, which is the last poem he hath wrote, the subject is a search for happiness: Dedwyddyd is the Gem he hath searched for in all corners of the world, and after a great many fine descriptions and researches with the help of philosophy and all kind of learning; after consulting Solomon's works, &c.