Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Volume 7

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"Transactions and publications of the Royal Historical Society" in each vol., ser. 4, v. 18-26.

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Page 392 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life ; which in their seeds, And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
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Page 226 - Tables, and abridged such Observations as naturally flowed from them, into a few succinct Paragraphs, without any long Series of multiloquious Deductions, I have presumed to sacrifice these my small, but first publish'd. Labours unto your Lordship, as unto whose...

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