Epistolę Ho-Elianę: Familiar Letters Domestick and Foreign, Divided Into Four Books; Partly Historical, Political, Philosophical. Upon Emergent Occasions

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J. Darby, 1726 - England - 518 pages

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Page 202 - ... barber's hand (where the murderer had thought to have done the deed, for he was leaning upon the window all the while) he went to breakfast, attended by a great company...
Page 211 - He is a great enemy to all dogs, if they bark at him in his running, for I have seen him confront a huge Mastiff, and knock him down; when you go a country journey, or have him run with you a hunting, you must spirit him with liquor...
Page 287 - Sunday morning at high mass, when most people were at church, he fell to play on his pipes, and all the...
Page 18 - I cannot well away with such sleazy stuff, with such cobweb-compositions, where there is no strength of matter, nothing for the reader to carry away with him, that may enlarge the notions of his soul.
Page 287 - Piper came thither, who covenanted with the chief burghers for such a reward, if he could free them quite from the said vermin, nor would he demand it till a twelvemonth and a day after : the agreement being made, he began to play on his pipes, and all the rats and the mice followed him to a great lough hard by, where they all perished ; so the town was infected no more.
Page 136 - Our cousin Archy hath more privilege than any, for he often goes with his fool's coat where the Infanta is with her meninas and ladies of honour, and keeps a blowing and blustering amongst them and flurts out what he list.
Page 51 - tis a round thick earthy shrub that bears berries like barberries, betwixt blue and green ; it lies close to the ground, and when it is ripe they dig it up by the roots, and put it together in cocks, where they leave it to dry many days like hay ; then they make a pit of a fathom deep in the earth, and with an...
Page 389 - Lord's supper a twopenny ordinary ; to make the communion-table a manger, and the font a trough to water their horses in ; to term the white decent robe of the presbyter the whore's smock ; the pipes through which nothing came but anthems and holy hymns the devil's bagpipes...
Page 302 - The Fangs of a Bear, and the Tusks of a wild Boar, do not bite worse, and make deeper gashes, than a Goose-quill, sometimes; no, not the Badger himself, who is said to be so tenacious of his bite, that he will not give over his hold till he feels his Teeth meet and the Bone crack.
Page 302 - If your spirit will not let you retract, yet you shall do well to repress any more copies of the satire, for, to deal plainly with you, you have lost some ground at Court by it, and, as I hear from a good hand, the King, who hath so great a judgment in poetry (as in all other things else), is not well pleased therewith.

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