Thurlston tales, by the author of Tales of a voyager to the Arctic ocean

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Page 26 - Who rules the kingdom ? — The king. Who rules the king? — The duke. Who rules the duke ? — The devil. Let the duke look to it, or he will be served as his doctor was served.
Page 261 - My careful and faithful endeavour was with great speed required to prevent the mischief which divers of her Majesty's Privy Council suspected to be intended against her Majesty's person by means of a certain image of wax, with a great pin stuck into...
Page 254 - these things relate to our biggest interests; if established, they secure some of the outworks of religion, and regain a parcel of ground which bold infidelity hath invaded." But our scope is wider than Glanville had before him, and our philosophical need is greater. A false and paralysing materialistic philosophy must either disappear or be reconstructed, when the phenomena we attest can no longer be denied; and so, too, the popular assaults on the Christian religion, based...
Page 106 - That were incapable to' enjoy That empire any other way ; So Presbyter begot the other Upon the Good Old Cause, his mother, Then bore them like the devil's dam, Whose son and husband are the same ; And yet no natural tie of blood, Nor interest for the common good, Could, when their profits interfered, Get quarter for each other's beard...
Page 39 - I will be justified in all I do To late posterity, and therefore hear me. If I mix a lie With any truth, reproach me freely with it; Else, favour me with silence.
Page 259 - E left the valorous Biscaine, and the famous Don-Quixote in the first part, with their swords lifted up and naked in termes, to discharge one upon another two furious Cleevers, and such, as if they had allighted rightly, would cut and divide them both from the top to the toe, and open them like a Pomegranate. And that in so doubtfull a taking the delightfull History stopped and remained dismembred, the author thereof leaving us no notice where we might finde the rest of the narration. This grieved...
Page 227 - Balow, my darling, sleep awhile, And when thou wakest sweetly smile ; But smile not as thy father did To cozen maids; nay, God forbid!
Page 223 - ... not a penny in the house to pay for one. For the love of God, yer honor, send a docthor to the boy. It's for that I've come." The eager, trembling tones of the voice could not be mistaken. They were those of one who believed that life and death hung on her words. The reply of Mr. Sharpe was delivered in so low a tone that it did not reach the ears of his guests. Indeed, Walworth, to relieve themselves from being unwilling listeners, asked his neighbor some indifferent question, which had, as...
Page 306 - Curio. In a wood I think ; hang me, if I know else ! And yet I have ridden all these coasts at all hours, And had an aim. Seb. I would we had a guide ! Curio. And, if I be...
Page 254 - ... therefore all relations that assert them are lies, cheats, and delusions, and those that afford any credit to them are credulous gulls, and silly easy believers.

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