Curiosities of Literature, Band 5


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Seite 39 - ... before him; if in this the most consummate act of his fidelity and ripeness, no years, no industry, no former proof of his abilities can bring him to that state of maturity as not to be still mistrusted and suspected, unless he carry all his considerate diligence, all his midnight watchings, and expense of Palladian oil...
Seite 38 - It cannot be denied, but that he who is made judge to sit upon the birth or death of books, whether they may be wafted into this world or not, had need to be a man above the common measure, both studious, learned and judicious...
Seite 164 - But methinks he should stand in fear of fire, being burnt i' the hand for stealing of sheep. Cade. Be brave then ; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation. There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny ; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops ; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.
Seite 107 - Duke of High and Nether Holborn, ] Marquis of St. Giles and Tottenham, Count ] Palatine of Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell, Great ] Lord of the Cantons of Islington, Kentish] Town, Paddington and Knights-bridge, ] Knight of the most Heroical Order of the ] Helmet, and Sovereign of the Same; ] Who Reigned and Died, AD 1594.
Seite 196 - I may scape, I will preserve myself: and am bethought To take the basest and most poorest shape, That ever penury, in contempt of man, Brought near to beast...
Seite 197 - They could not get it off: they wore about their necks a great horn of an ox, in a string or...
Seite 203 - I know more than Apollo ; For, oft when he lies sleeping, I behold the stars At mortal wars, And the rounded welkin weeping.
Seite 33 - ... of their own, though it were Knox himself, the reformer of a kingdom, that spake it, they will not pardon him their dash; the sense of that great man shall to all posterity be lost, for the fearfulness, or the presumptuous rashness of a perfunctory licenser.
Seite 38 - What advantage is it to be a man over it is to be a boy at school, if we have only escaped the ferula to come under the fescue of an imprimatur?
Seite 209 - ... into those Eastern countries, and upon knowledge and experience of the said Garway's continued care and industry in obtaining the best tea, and making drink thereof, very many noblemen, physicians, merchants, and gentlemen of quality, have ever since sent to him for the said leaf, and daily resort to his house in Exchange Alley, aforesaid, to drink the drink thereof...

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