Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: to which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall, the Seat of Browne Willis, Esq., and Lives of Eminent Men, by John Aubrey, Esq: The Whole Now First Published from the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, with Biographical and Literary Illustrations ...

John Walker
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813

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Pàgina 156 - Garden, which he made to resemble the common picture of Dragons, by altering its head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked wings. He let it dry as hard as possible. The learned immediately pronounced it a Dragon ; and one of them sent an accurate description of it to Dr. Malibechi, Librarian to the Grand Duke of Tuscany : several fine copies of verses were wrote upon so rare a subject ; but at last Mr.
Pàgina 276 - And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
Pàgina 258 - His love to and skill in painting made a great friendship between him and Mr. Samuel Cowper (the prince of limners of this age). He then studyed the common lawes of England, but did not practise. He maried a good jointuresse, the relict of .... Morgan, by which meanes he lives comfortably.
Pàgina 229 - Hen. 4 of France, in armour ; and on his left hand the King of Spaine in like manner.
Pàgina 347 - When I consider your wealth I do admire your wisdom, and when I consider your wisdom I do admire your wealth." It was a two-handed rhetorication, but the citizens took it in the best sense. He was a very severe hanger of highwaymen, so that the fraternity were resolved to make an example of...
Pàgina 193 - I have, according to your desire, putt in writing these minutes of lives tumultuarily, as they occurr'd to my thoughts or as occasionally I had information of them.
Pàgina 332 - Do, pious marble, let thy readers know What they, and what their children owe To DRAYTON'S name, whose sacred dust We recommend unto thy trust. Protect his memory, and preserve his story : Remain a lasting monument of his glory ; And when thy ruins shall disclaim To be the treasurer of his name, His name that cannot fade shall be An everlasting monument to thee.] 0 Read ' Ml ' {Michael ?]. 1 Of Anderson's Life.
Pàgina 202 - The Bishop sent for him, and the poor man was afrayd and knew not what hurt he had donne. Makes him sitt downe to dinner, and, after the desert, was brought in in a dish his institution and induction, or the donation, of a Prebend; which was his way.
Pàgina 259 - He [Batter] dyed of a consumption, Septemb. 25 (Anno D"'- 1680), and buried 27, according to his owne appointment in the church-yard of Covent Garden; sc. in the north part next the church at the east end. His feet touch the wall. His grave, 2 yards distant from the pilaster of the dore (by his desire), 6 foot deepe. About 25 of his old acquaintance at his funerall : I myself being one.
Pàgina 259 - They both promised him great matters, but to this day he has got no employment, only the king gave him .... lib. He is; of a middle stature, strong sett, high coloured, a head of sorrell haire, a severe and sound judgement : a good fellowe.

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