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 4

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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 286 - He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth ; he maketh lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
Pagina 234 - I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair : I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God will help me ; therefore shall I not be confounded : therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Pagina 203 - And likewise we bar, from this benefit and liberty, all such known recusants, either men or women, as will abstain from coming ta church or divine service, being therefore unworthy of any lawful recreation after the said service, that will not first come to the church and serve God...
Pagina 203 - Church: and as for our good people's lawful recreation, our pleasure likewise is, that after the end of divine service our good people be not disturbed, letted or discouraged from any lawful recreation, such as dancing, either men or women; archery for men, leaping, vaulting, or any other such harmless recreation, nor from having of May-games, Whitsun-ales, and Morris-dances; and the setting up of May-poles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without...
Pagina 203 - ... that under pretence of taking away abuses, there hath been a general forbidding, not only of ordinary meetings, but of the feasts of the dedication of the churches, commonly called wakes.
Pagina 514 - Court, commanding them neither to spare for any cost, expense, or travayle, to make such a triumphant banquet as they might not only wonder at it here, but also make a glorious report of it in their country, to the great honour of the king and his realm.
Pagina 560 - Parliament hereafter shall be, for any bill, speaking, reasoning, or declaring of any matter or matters concerning the Parliament to be communed and treated of, be utterly void and of none effect.
Pagina 204 - Justices of Assize in their several circuits, to see that no man do trouble or molest any of our loyal and dutiful People, in or for their Lawful Recreations, having first done their duty to God, and continuing in obedience to us and our laws.
Pagina 348 - Strange of high treason ; and the said commons, by protestation, saving to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any time hereafter any other accusation or impeachment against the said Lord Strange, and also of replying to the answers that the said Jamea L.
Pagina 96 - I have not troubled Israel ; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord ; and thou hast followed Baalim.

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