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

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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 125 - THE winter being over, In order comes the spring, Which doth green herbs discover, And cause the birds to sing. The night also expired, Then comes the morning bright, "Which is so much desired By all that love the light. This may learn Them that mourn To put their grief to flight : 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,...
Page 43 - ... poetry, 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 105 - Coleman-street ; towards the gates it burnt, but not with any great violence ; at the Temple also it is stayed, and in Holborn, where it had got no great footing ; and when once the fire was got under, it was kept under, and on Thursday the flames were extinguished.
Page 444 - 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 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 89 - ... grounded and well governed ; grounded upon just causes, and governed with Christian charity and wise moderation ; those whose beginning is equity, and whose end is peace. If we must differ let these be the conditions ; let every one of...
Page 100 - Fenchurch-street, on the right, the fire working (though not so fast) against the wind that way: before it were pleasant and stately houses, behind it ruinous and desolate heaps. The burning then was in fashion of a bow, a dreadful bow it was, such as mine eyes never before had seen ; a bow which had God's arrow in it, with a flaming point...
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...

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