The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library ; Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Critical Notes, Volume 2

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William Oldys, John Malham
R. Dutton, 1809
Chronologically arranged with the original Samuel Johnson introduction, this collection offers rare and entertaining tracts and pamphlets in manuscript and printed forms. Interspersed are historical, political and critical notes from the library of Edward Harley, second earl of Oxford. This collection was edited by Harley's secretary, William Oldys, and Samuel Johnson in the original edition, 1744-1746.
 

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Pagina 488 - Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Pagina 313 - And though you have had and may have many mightier and wiser princes sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have any that will love you better.
Pagina 92 - The place of the Scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away; and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.
Pagina 67 - Lord, how long thy servant hath laboured to them for peace, but how proudly they prepare themselves unto battle. Arise, therefore ; maintain thine own cause, and judge thou between her and her enemies. She seeketh not her own honour, but thine...
Pagina 452 - Nor doth the silver-tongued Melicert Drop from his honied Muse one sable tear, To mourn her death that graced his desert, And to his lays open'd her royal ear. Shepherd, remember our Elizabeth, And sing her Rape, done by that Tarquin death.
Pagina 312 - And if my princely bounty have been abused ; and my grants turned to the hurt of my people contrary to my will and meaning, or if any in authority under me have neglected, or converted what I have committed unto them, I hope God will not lay their culps to my charge. To be a king...
Pagina 312 - To be a King and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it, than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
Pagina 311 - And though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown, that I have reigned with your loves. This makes me that I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a queen as to be a queen over so thankful a people.

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