Restituta: Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, Reviewed, Volume 3

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Page 104 - Paul's church, on that side, and Cheapside fire besets the great building on this side, and the church, though all of stone outward, though naked of houses about it, and though so high above all buildings in the city, yet, within a while, doth yield to the violent assaults of the conquering flames, and strangely takes fire at the top : now the lead melts and runs down, as if it had been snow before the sun ; and the great beams and massy stones with a great noise fall on the pavement, and break through...
Page 442 - Aa he had travelled to some new-found land. Well, taking horse, with very much ado, London he leaveth for a day or two : And as he rideth, meets upon the way Such as (what haste soever) bid men stay. " Sirrah," says one, " stand and your purse deliver, I am a taker, thou must be a giver.
Page 80 - Fame has made me smile, and reflect that many preceding authors, who have been installed there with much respect, may have been as trifling personages as those we have known and now behold consecrated to memory. Three or four have struck me particularly, as Dr.
Page 125 - The spring succeedeth winter, And day must follow night. He therefore that sustaineth Affliction or distress Which every member paineth, And findeth no release, — Let such therefore despair not, But on firm hope depend, Whose griefs immortal are not, And therefore must have end. They that faint With complaint Therefore are to blame ; They add to their afflictions, And amplify the same.
Page 64 - An Argument, proving, that according to the Covenant of Eternal Life, revealed in the Scriptures, Man may be translated from hence into that Eternal Life, without passing through Death, although the Human Nature of Christ himself could not be thus translated till he had passed through Death ; 1703.
Page 97 - The hand of man was made use of in the beginning and carrying on of this fire. The beginning of the fire at such a time when there had been so much hot weather which had dried the houses, and made them the more fit for fuel; the beginning of it in such a place, where there were so many timber houses, and the shops filled with so much combustible matter ; and the beginning of it just when the wind did blow so fiercely upon that corner toward the rest of the city, which then was like tinder to the...
Page 177 - Unto my holy brother puritan ; And so be flouted for my zealous love, In taking pains for other men's behove. No ; I had rather read and understand The rules of grace, that have the learned led To know the power of the Almighty hand, And with what foode the blessed flocke are fed ; Rather than with a thund'ring and long praier To leade into presumption or despaire. To tell you truely what I wish to be, And never would be other, if I could, But in the comfort of the heavens...
Page 101 - ... as they go : they mount up to the top of the highest houses ; they descend down to the bottom of the lowest vaults and cellars ; and march along on both sides of the way, with such a roaring noise, as never was heard in the city of London ; no stately building so great as to resist their fury...
Page 19 - The jewel house of art and nature: containing divers rare and profitable inventions, together with sundry new experiments in the art of husbandry. With divers chymical conclusions concerning the art of distillation, and the rare practises and uses thereof.
Page 132 - No JEST LIKE A TRUE JEST, being a compendious record of the merry Life and mad Exploits of Capt. James Hind, the great robber of England ; together with the close of all at Worcester, where he was drawn, hanged, and quartered, for High Treason against the Commonwealth, Sept.

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