"Brief Lives": Chiefly of Contemporaries, Set Down by John Aubrey, Between the Years 1669 & 1696, Volume 1

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At the Clarendon Press, 1898 - Great Britain - 426 pages

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Page 68 - He commanded where he spoke; and had his judges angry, and pleased, at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The feare of every man that heard him was lest
Page 332 - a proposition; which proposition he read. That referred him back to another, which he also read. Et sic deinceps, that at last he was demonstratively convinced of that trueth. This made him in love with geometry. I have heard Sir Jonas Moore (and others
Page 69 - up all numbers, and performed that in our tongue which may be compar'd or preferr'd either to insolent Greece or haughty Rome. In short, within his view, and about his times, were all the wits borne that could honour a language or helpe study. Now things
Page 204 - Sherburne (minister of Pembridge in Hereford, and a canon of that church). Mr. William Shakespeare was wont to goe into Warwickshire once a yeare, and did commonly in his journey lye at this house in Oxon. where he was exceedingly respected. [I d have heard parson Robert (Davenant) say that Mr. W. Shakespeare haz given him a
Page 204 - have heard parson Robert (Davenant) say that Mr. W. Shakespeare haz given him a hundred kisses.] Now Sir William would sometimes, when he was pleasant over a glasse of wine with his most intimate friends—eg Sam. Butler (author of Hudibras), &c.—say, that it seemed to him that he writt with the very spirit that Shakespeare, and
Page 185 - The ballad singer complaynd, he had no custome, he could not putt-off his ballades. The jolly Doctor putts-off his gowne, and putts-on the ballad singer's leathern jacket, and being a handsome man, and had a rare full voice, he presently vended a great many, and had a great audience. After the death
Page 136 - in the north part next the church at the east end. His feet touch the wall. His grave, 2 yards distant from the pillaster of the dore, (by his desire) 6 foot deepe. About 25 of his old acquaintance at his funerall. I myself being one [of the eldest, helped to carry
Page 300 - complexion ; little eie, round, very black, full of spirit; his haire was black as a raven, but quite white 20 yeares before he dyed. I first sawe him at Oxford, 1642, after Edgehill fight, but was then too young to be acquainted with so great a Doctor. I remember he came severall times to Trin.
Page 186 - was a very learned and ingeniose man, and they loved one another. The bishop sometimes would take the key of the wine-cellar, and he and his chaplaine would goe and lock themselves in and be merry. Then first he layes downe his episcopall hat,—' There lyes the Dr.' Then he putts of his gowne,—
Page 301 - and, as Mr. Hobbes sayes in his book ' De Corpore,' he is the only man, perhaps, that ever lived to see his owne doctrine established in his life time. He understood Greek and Latin pretty well, but was no critique, and he wrote very bad Latin. The Circuitus

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