'Brief Lives': I-Y

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At the Clarendon Press, 1898

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Pagina 228 - His father was a Butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's Trade, but when he kill'da Calfe he would doe it in a high style, and make a Speech.
Pagina 173 - At Oxford (and I believe at Cambridge) the rod was frequently used by the tutors and deans ; and Dr. Potter, of Trinity college, I knew right well, whipped his pupil with his sword by his side, when he came to take his leave of him to go to the inns of. court.
Pagina 70 - He was an early riser (scil. at 4 a clock mane); yea, after he lost his sight. He had a man read to him. The first thing he read was the Hebrew Bible, and that was at 4 h.
Pagina 228 - This William being inclined naturally to poetry and acting, came to London, I guess about eighteen, and was an actor at one of the playhouses, and did act exceedingly well : now Ben Jonson was never a good actor, but an excellent instructor.
Pagina 183 - Within these thirty-five years 'twas scandalous for a divine to take tobacco. It was sold then for its weight in silver. I have heard some of our old yeomen neighbours say, that when they went to Malmesbury or Chippenham market, they culled out their biggest shillings to lay in the scales against the tobacco ; now, the customs of it are the greatest his majesty hath.
Pagina 74 - Milton recieved him civilly, and told him he would give him leave to tagge his verses. His widowe assures me that Mr. T. Hobbs was not one of his acquaintance, that her husband did not like him at all, but he would acknowledge* him to be a man of great parts, and a learned man.
Pagina 229 - His comoedies will remaine witt as long as the English tongue is understood, for that he handles mores hominum. Now our present writers reflect so much upon particular persons and coxcombeities, that twenty years hence they will not be understood.
Pagina 56 - He was in his conversation very modest, and of very few words : and though he loved wine he would never drinke hard in company, and was wont to say that, he would not play the good-fellow in any man's company in whose hands he would not trust his life.
Pagina 284 - ... he steales flowers from others to adorne his owne cap, — eg he lies at watch, at Sir Christopher Wren's discourse, Mr. Robert Hooke's, Dr. William Holder, &c.; putts downe their notions in his note booke, and then prints it, without owneing the authors. This frequently, of which they complaine.
Pagina 228 - I have heard Sir William Davenant and Mr. Thomas Shadwell (who is counted the best...

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