Restituta; Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, Revived, Volume 3

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T. Bensley, 1815 - English literature
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Page 178 - That love might live, and quarrels all may cease. Pray for the health of all that are diseased, Confession unto all that are convicted, And Patience unto all that are displeased, And Comfort unto all that are afflicted, And Mercy unto all that have offended, And Grace to all, that all may be amended.
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 491 - BLOUNT: I purpose to be blunt with you, and out of my dulness to encounter you with a dedication in memory of that pure elemental wit Chr. Marlowe, whose ghost or genius is to be seen walk the churchyard in, at the least, three or four sheets. Methinks you should presently look wild now, and grow humorously frantic upon the taste of it. Well, lest you should, let me tell you: this spirit was sometime...
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 186 - In the preface to his poetical pieces he alludes to her in terms of touching simplicity and tenderness : " As these pieces were mostly written in various passions, so passion hath now thrust them out into the world. God having taken away the dear companion of the last nineteen years of .my life, as her sorrows and sufferings long ago gave being to some of these poems, for reasons which the world is not concerned to know ; so my grief for her removal, and the revival of the sense of former things,...
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.
Page 43 - ... he has outdone all men that way; for he has made a gridiron and a. frying-pan in verse, that, besides the likeness in shape, the very tone and sound of the words did perfectly represent the noise that is made by these utensils, such as the old poet called Sartago loquendi.
Page 188 - ... sake. Nor was sympathy with the tone of Herbert's hymns wanting even amongst contemporary Puritans. Baxter said: " I must confess after all, that next to the Scripture poems, there are none so savoury to me as Mr. George Herbert's. I know that Cowley and others far excel Herbert in wit and accurate composure ; but, as Seneca takes with me above all his contemporaries, because he speaketh things by words, feelingly and seriously, like a man that is past jest...
Page 447 - MAJESTIE both of her lawfull seate, and happy life. — With a Declaration of the manner how her Excellency was entertained by her souldyers into her Campe Royall at Tilbery, in Essex: And of the overthrow had against the Spanish Fleete ; briefly, truly, and effectually set foorth, declared, and handled, by JAMES ASKE. — Post victoriam gloria. To the Right Worshipfull, indued with all singularitie, Julius Caesar, Doctor of the Civill Law...
Page 86 - Thou savedst me from the bloody massacres Of faithless Indians ; from their treacherous wars ; From raging fevers ; from the sultry breath Of tainted air, which cloyed the jaws of death...

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