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I find in Harrison's description of Britain , prefixed to our author's good friend
Holinshed , p . 91 : “ Brome , heth , firze , brakes , whinnes , ling , " & c . FARMER
. Mr. Tollet has sufficiently vindicated Sir Thomas Hanmer from the charge of ...
The fact was originally told by William of Malmesbury , and is thus related by
Holinshed in his Chronicle , in 1586 , vol . i . p . 155 : “ After this was Edwin , the
kings brother , accused of some conspiracie by him begun against the king ...
So , in Holinshed , p . 705 : “ In this yeare also , a house on London Bridge ,
called the common siege , or privie , fell downe into the Thames . " A moon - calf
is an inanimate shapeless mass , supposed by Pliny to be engendered of woman
... occur together in Dr. Farmer's quotation from Holinshed . TOLLETT . 8 l ' the
FILTHY mantled pool- ] Perhaps we should readfilth - ymantled .-- A similar idea
occurs in King Lear : “ Drinks the green mantle of the standing pool . " STEevens .
Commend me , however , to Holinshed , ( vol . i . p . 38 , ) who declares himself to
have seen the feathers of these barnacles " hang out of the shell at least two
inches . " And in the 27th song of Drayton's Polyolbion , the same account of their
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Hell yeah, good read with good notes.
I was reading King John on Project Gutenberg, but I changed over to this version as I was looking up annotations. Now, I don't have to go to Google to look up the history and folio changes for specific lines.