Early Prose Romances

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G. Routledge and sons, 1889 - English literature - 446 pages
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Page 300 - After halfe an houre had passed, the head did speake againe, two words, which were these, TIME WAS. Miles respected these words as little as he did the former, and would not wake them, but still scoffed at the brazen head, that it had learned no better words, and have such a tutor as his master: and in scorne of it sung this song: — TO THE TUNE OF
Page 213 - Virgilius was astonied and marveyled greatly thereof, that so great a man myght come out at so lytell a hole. Than sayd Virgilius, " Shulde ye well passe into the hole that ye cam out of?" " Yea, I shall well," sayd the devyl. " I holde the best plegge that I have, that ye shall not do it.
Page 255 - ... it belong to us of right : but I hope to effect it so well, and have so great confidence in my fortune that hitherto hath guided the action of my life, that I shall not die without revenging myself upon mine enemy, and that himself shall be the instrument of his own decay, and execute that which of myself 1 durst not have enterprised.
Page 311 - ... to meddle with any churchman againe. How Vandermast, for the disgrace that he had received by Fryer Bacon sent a souldier to kill him ; and how Fryer Bacon escaped killing, and turned the souldier from an Atheist to be a good Christian.
Page 260 - ... men, alledging the conference of Saul with the witch, although one example out of the Holy Scriptures, specially set downe for the condemnation of wicked man, is not of force to give a sufficient law to all the world; for they themselves confesse that they can devine, not according to the universal cause of things, but by signes borrowed from such like causes, which are all waies alike, and by those...
Page 246 - They said that under colour of such rudeness he shadowed a crafty policy, and by his devised simplicity, he concealed a sharp and pregnant spirit ; for which cause they counselled the King to try and know, if it were possible, how to discover the intent and meaning of the young Prince.
Page 164 - ... blowen abroad with the avaunting of the same, that without great repentance and penance therefor that God will take vengeance and punish us sore therefor. Whom I humbly beseech, and to whom nothing is hid, that he will give us grace to make amends to him therefor and that we may rule us to his pleasure. And herewith will I leave ; for what have I, to write of these misdeeds? I have enough to do with mine own self. And .so it were better that I held my peace and suffer, and the best that I can,...
Page 249 - By which meanes having discovered the ambushe, and given the inventor thereof his just rewarde, hee came againe to his mother, who in the meane time wepte and tormented her selfe to see all her hopes frustrate...
Page 264 - ... himselfe out of danger, had throwne them into the pitte prepared for him : so that fearing to follow after them and light upon some evil adventure, they went presently out of the court. And it was well for them that they...

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