Up and Down the Brooks

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Houghton, 1889 - 222 páginas

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Página 143 - But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these That the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind.
Página 146 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Página 26 - The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.
Página 215 - The heathen philosopher, when he had a desire to eat a grape, would open his lips when he put it into his mouth; meaning thereby, that grapes were made to eat, and lips to open. You do love this maid?
Página 68 - A pick-axe, and a spade, a spade, For and a shrouding sheet: O, a pit of clay for to be made For such a guest is meet.
Página 145 - Says the pieman to Simple Simon, "Show me first your penny." Says Simple Simon to the pieman "Indeed I have not any." Simple Simon went a-fishing, For to catch a whale; All the water he had got Was in his mother's pail. Simple Simon went to look If plums grew on a thistle; He pricked his fingers very much, Which made poor Simon whistle.
Página 94 - Ser Nuto, being brought by the mob into the court, was suspended from the gallows by one foot ; and those around having torn him to pieces, in little more than a moment nothing remained of him but the foot by which he had been tied.
Página 95 - Dioscorides, saith that, before they have an hole through them, they containe in them either a flie, a spider, or a worme : if a flie, then warre insueth; if a creeping worme, then scarcitie of victuals ; if a running spider, then followeth great sickenesse or mortalitie.

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