Tales and legends of the Isle of Wight

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Page i - Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices That, if I then had waked after long sleep, Will make me sleep again : and then, in dreaming, The clouds methought would open and show riches Ready to drop upon me, that, when I waked, I cried to dream again.
Page 168 - ... forthwith began great lamentation among the parents for their children, and men were sent out with all diligence, both by land and by water to enquire if ought could be heard of them, but with all the enquiry they could possibly use, nothing more than is aforesaid could of them be understood.
Page 168 - ... nothing more than is aforesaid could of them be understood. In memory whereof it was then ordained, that from thence-forth no Drumme, Pipe, or other instrument, should be sounded in the street leading to the gate thorow which they passed ; nor no Ostery to be there holden. And it was also established, that from that time forward, in all publike writings that should be made in that Towne, after the date therein set downe of the yeere of our Lord, the date of the yeere of the going forth of their...
Page 112 - To worship the gods; To do no evil; And to exercise fortitude.
Page 135 - Idris, or Edris, is well known to the Arabians. They regard him as the prophet Enoch, and say, that he was a Sabean, the first that wrote with a pen after Enos, the son of Stth.
Page 129 - delineate the elementary trees and reeds, and tells us when the sprigs were marked in the small tablet of devices they uttered their voice.
Page 74 - Melt into morn, and Light awakes the world. Man has another day to swell the past, And lead him near to little, but his last ; But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth, The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth ; Flowers in the valley, splendour in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. Immortal man ! behold her glories shine, And cry, exulting inly, "They are thine...
Page 127 - Or what various breathings Are in their trunks ? These are read by the Sages Who are verted tn science.
Page 168 - And it was also established, that from that tyme forward in all publyke wrytings that should bee made in that town, after the date therein set down of the yeare of our Lord, the date of the yeare of the going foorth of their children should bee added, the which they haue...
Page 168 - ... the hill did close up again, and became as before. A boy, that, being lame, came somewhat lagging behind the rest, seeing this that happened, returned presently back, and told what he had seen...

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