Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects

W. Ottridge, 1784 - 292 páginas

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Página 185 - This knot I knit, To know the thing I know not yet, That I may see The man that shall my husband be: How he goes, and what he wears, And what he does all days and years.
Página 235 - When any Christian is drowned in the river Dee, there will appear over the water where the corps is, a light, by which means they do find the body: and it is therefore called the Holy Dee.
Página 184 - Pasture behind Montague House, it was XII a Clock. I saw there about two or three and twenty young Women, most of them well Habited, on their Knees very busie, as if they had been Weeding. I could not presently learn what the matter was; at last a young 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.
Página 102 - Within a few days after this resolve, the ambassador, Sir Robert, and Mr. Donne left London, and were the twelfth day got all safe to Paris. Two days after their arrival there, Mr. Donne was left alone in that room, in which Sir Robert and he and some other friends had dined together. To -this place Sir Robert returned within half an hour; and as he left, so he found, Mr. Donne alone, but in such an...
Página 102 - I have seen a dreadful vision since I saw you: I have seen my dear wife pass twice by me through this room, with her hair hanging about her shoulders, and a dead child in her arms : this I have seen since I saw you.
Página 186 - All hail to the moon, all hail to thee ; I prithee, good moon, reveal to me This night who my husband shall be.
Página 163 - Roscommon, being a boy of ten years of age, at Caen in Normandy, one day was, as it were, madly extravagant in playing, leaping, getting over the tables, boards, &c. He was wont to be sober enough ; they said, God grant this bodes no ill luck to him ! In the heat of this extravagant fit, he cries out,
Página 8 - Under this stone the matchless Digby lies, Digby the great, the valiant, and the wise : This age's wonder, for his noble parts ; Skill'd in six tongues, and learn'd in all the arts. Born on the day he dy'd, th...
Página 230 - God, who haft ordained and conftituted the fervices of Angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant, that as Thy holy Angels alway do Thee fervice in heaven, fo by Thy appointment they may fuccour and defend us on earth; through Jefus Chrift our Lord.
Página 103 - Rest and sleep had not altered Mr. Donne's opinion the next day ; for he then affirmed this vision with a more deliberate and so confirmed a confidence that he inclined Sir Robert to a faint belief that the vision was true. It is truly said that desire and doubt have no rest, and it proved so with Sir Robert; for he immediately sent a servant to...

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