Wild Oats and Dead Leaves

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Chapman and Hall, 1860 - English essays - 359 pages
 

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Page 30 - Man told me, that they were looking for a Coal under the Root of a Plantain, to put under their Heads that Night, and they should Dream who would be their Husbands : It was to be found that Day, and Hour.
Page 31 - Anno 1670. Not far from Cirencester was an apparition. Being demanded whether a good spirit or a bad, returned no answer, but disappeared with a curious perfume, and most melodious twang.
Page 347 - Tobacco : Its History and Associations ; with an Account of the Plant and its Manufacture, and its Modes of Use in all Ages and Countries. By F. W. FAIRHOLT, FSA With Coloured Frontispiece and upwards of 100 Illustrations by the Author.
Page 10 - Giffe I were a man, as now I am none, A battell wold I prove, To fight with that traitor Aldingar: Att Him I cast my glove. But seeing Ime able noe battell to make, My liege, grant me a knight To fight with that traitor, Sir Aldingar, To maintaine me in my right.
Page 341 - Costume in England. A HISTORY OF DRESS, from the Earliest Period until the close of the Eighteenth Century ; with a Glossary of Terms for all Articles of Use or Ornament worn about the Person. "By FW FAIRHOLT, FSA With upwards of 600 Engravings, drawn on Wood by the Author.
Page 29 - It is a thing very common to nail horseshoes on the thresholds of doors, which is to hinder the power of witches that enter into the house. Most houses of the west of London have the horseshoe on the threshold. It should be a horseshoe that one finds.
Page 32 - Mohun was murdered about ten o'clock in the morning ; and at that very time, his mistress being in bed,. saw Mr. Mohun come to her bed-side, draw the curtain, look upon her and go away ; she called after him, but no answer : she knocked for her maid, asked her for Mr. Mohun ; she said, she did not see him, and had the key of her chamber-door in her pocket. This account my friend aforesaid, had from the gentlewoman's own mouth, and her maid's. A parallel story to this, is, that Mr. Brown, (brotherin-law...
Page 36 - ... now not to be gotten. I relate this with the greater confidence (though I may fail in some of the circumstances) because I saw and read the letter that was sent to Serjeant Hutton...
Page 29 - Take a new Nail, and make the Gum bleed with it, and then drive it into an Oak, This did Cure William Neal, Sir William Neal's Son, a very stout Gentleman, when he was almost Mad with the Pain, and had a mind to have Pistoll'd himself.

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