The colloquies of Edward Osborne, citizen and clothworker, of London, as reported [or rather, written] by ye authour of 'Mary Powell'.

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Page 127 - Lord God, deliver me out of this miserable and wretched life, and take me among thy chosen; howbeit, not my will but thine be done.
Page 291 - It ends with musical melancholy, a strain of exquisitely simple beauty, referring to the judicial slaying of one of England's worthiest sons. There are some fine portraits ably limned herein. There are family pictures so graphically described that they possess the mind for ever.
Page 291 - Clever and agreeable reading. . . . We can give the book unqualified praise for the pleasant, and tolerably accurate, pictures which it affords of the domestic manners of the period; and the characters of some of the personages represented are drawn with distinctness, and with the features of nature.
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Page 183 - CHAPTER X Evil Times bring Evil Crimes ' • • . • LOVE not to think of that Year : still less of those which followed after it ! In July, Philip of Spain landed on our Shores, and as he placed his Foot for the first Time on British Ground, he drew his Sword, and carried it a little Way naked in his Hand ; which, if it meant Anything, certes did mean no Good. The Mayor of Southampton brought him the Keys of the Town, which he took and gave back without the least Token ot Good-will or Civility...
Page 62 - ... I wot not how much of the Noise I then seemed to hear was the Water singing in mine Ears, and the Uproar of the Falls ; howbeit, there were People hallooing above and around, and my Master's Voice a-top of all, from the Parlour Window, overhead, crying, " Hold on, Ned, for thy " Life ! we'll save you, my brave Boy ! " Cling to him, Anne, if he can't cling to " thee ! " And, before this, there had been a Roar, as if through a Speaking-trumpet, of
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