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Page 162 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 71 - ... and shall take to him an English surname of one towne, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale: or colour, as white, blacke, browne: or art or science, as smith or carpenter; or office, as cooke, butler; and that he and his issue shall use this name under payne of forfeyting of his goods yearely till the premises be done, to be levied two times by the yeare to the king's warres, according to the discretion of the lieutenant of the king or his deputy.
Page 38 - I cannot tell, my lord," said he, " except it be that my branch of the family were the first that knew how to spell.
Page 7 - William de Albini, bravely accoutred, and in the tournament excelled all others, overcoming many, and wounding one mortally with his lance ; which being observed by the queen, she became exceedingly enamoured of him, and forthwith invited him to a costly banquet, and afterwards bestowing certain jewels upon him, offered him marriage.
Page 128 - Daniel and reveal were in it, and this was sufficient to satisfy her inspirations. The court attempted to dispossess the spirit from the lady, while the bishops were in vain reasoning the point with her out of the Scriptures, to no purpose, she poising text against text : one of the Deans of Arches, says Heylin, ' shot her thorough and thorough "with an arrow borrowed from her own quiver :' he took a pen, and at last hit upon this excellent anagram : J)AME ELEANOR DAVIES.
Page 146 - There is a well-known proverb ' Good wine needs no bush,' ie nothing to point out where it is to be sold. The subsequent passage seems to prove that anciently tavern-keepers kept both a bush and a sign. A host is speaking : ' I rather will take; down my bush and sign, Than live by means- of riotous expense
Page 160 - Mollyfied her! On the contrary, he never could be induced to substitute Sally for Sarah. Sally, he said, had a salacious sound, and, moreover, it reminded him of rovers, which women ought not to be. Martha he called Patty, because it came pat to the tongue. Dorothy remained Dorothy, because it was neither fitting that women should be made Dolls, nor I-dols! Susan with him was always Sue, because women were to be Sue-d, and Winnifred, Win-ny, because they were to be won...
Page 3 - After the battle the Duke, on inquiry respecting him, found him severely wounded (the leg and thigh having been struck off). He ordered him the utmost care, and on his recovery gave him lands in Derby in reward for his services, and the leg and thigh in armor cut off for his crest, an honorary badge yet worn by all the Eyres in England.
Page 126 - ... at the table, among grave and serious discourses, with conceits of wit and pleasant invention, as ingenious epigrams, emblems, Anagrams, merry tales, and witty questions and answers.