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Early Prose and Poetical Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet
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Pagina 254 - Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
Pagina 51 - Then after we had stayed there three hours or thereabouts, we might perceive the deer appear on the hills round about us (their heads making a show like a wood), which being followed close by the...
Pagina 50 - ... compass, they do bring, or chase in the deer, in many herds, (two, three, or four hundred in a herd,) to such or such a place, as the noblemen shall appoint them ; then, when day is come, the lords and gentlemen of their companies...
Pagina 50 - I was the space of twelve days after, before I saw either house, corn-field, or habitation for any creature, but deer, wild horses, wolves, and such like creatures, — which made me doubt that I should never have seen a house again.
Pagina 18 - I did undergoe this project, either in malice or mockage of Master BENJAMIN JONSON, I vow by the faith of a Christian that their imaginations are all wide...
Pagina 123 - ... turned him to the fire, and anointed his paunch with grease and butter, to make it stretch and hold ; and afterwards, being laid in bed, he slept eight hours, and fasted all the while ; which, when the knight understood, he commanded him to be laid in the stocks, and there to endure as long as he had laine bedrid with eating.
Pagina 49 - Their habit is — shoes, with but one sole a-piece ; stockings, (which they call short hose...
Pagina 119 - Quoytes-man, and that mistress who played so masterly a game at Irish ! But I thank thee for this, good John the Water-Poet ; thou hast told us that Monsieur La Ferr, a Frenchman, was the first inventor of the admirable game of Doublehand, Hot-cockles, &c., and that Gregory Dawson, an Englishman, devised the unmatchable mystery of Blind-man's-buff.