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Page iii - The COUNCIL of the NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY wish it to be distinctly understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications. For these the responsibility rests entirely with the Editors of the several works.
Page xviii - Where the great sun begins his state, Robed in flames, and amber light, The clouds in thousand liveries dight; While the ploughman near at hand Whistles o'er the furrowed land, And the milkmaid singeth blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale.
Page 30 - The punishing of wits enhances their authority," saith the Viscount St. Albans, "and a forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth that flies up in the faces of them who seek to tread it out.
Page ix - Our country is wherever we are well off. I will conclude after first begging you if there be any errors in the diction or the punctuation, to impute it to the boy who wrote this, who is quite ignorant of Latin, and to whom I was, with no little vexation, obliged to dictate not the words, but, one by one, the letters of which they were composed.
Page 24 - Augustus, imperii formator, ne dominum quidem dici se volebat. Et hoc enim Dei est cognomen. Dicam plane imperatorem dominum, sed more communi, sed quando non cogor, ut dominum Dei vice dicam. Ceterum liber sum illi ; dominus enim meus unus est Deus omnipotens, aeternus, idem qui et ipsius.
Page xiv - ... morality, where great persons are better instructed^ and more plainly reprehended for their faults by books, than by discourses. Books being therefore in the main so useful to human society, I cannot but herein agree with Mr. Milton, and say, that (unless it be effected with great caution) you had almost as good kill a man, as a good book; for he, that kills a man, kills but a reasonable creature, God's image : whereas he that destroys a good book, kills reason itself, which is as it were the...
Page 16 - Not to labour, as most men doe, to make them bold and pert while they are young, which ripens them too soon ; and true boldnes and spirit is not bred but of vertuous causes, which are wrought in them by sober discipline : to this purpose Chaucer speaking of feasts revells and daunces, "such things maken children for to be too soon ripe and bold, as men may see, which is full perillous," &c., Doctor of Phis, tale, fol.
Page 32 - Thuan. hist. 1. 50. pag. 769. [xxii.] of the deposing of a tirant and proceeding against him. Richard the 2d was not only depos'd by parliament, but sute made by the commons that he -might have judgement decreed against him to avoid furder mischeif in the realm.
Page xvi - The following is a full copy of the letter: Sir, I have sent you with this a letter from my Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports under his hand and seale, which wilbe a sufficient warrant to justify your goinge out of the King's Dominions...
Page 23 - A dangerous thing, and an ominous thing, to imitate with (earnestness the fashions of neighbor nations. So the English ran /madding after the French in Edward Confessor's time; . . . God (turn the omen from these days.1 From Paradise Lost (1667).

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