The Topographer: Containing a Variety of Original Articles, Illustrative of the Local History and Antiquities of England, Volume 2

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Sir Egerton Brydges
Robson and Clarke, 1790
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Page 141 - Plucking ripe clusters from the tender shoots. Their port was more than human, as they stood ; I took it for a faery vision Of some gay creatures of the element, That in the colours of the rainbow live, And play in the plighted clouds.
Page 84 - God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways, which I will not name for the honour I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr.
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Page 84 - Before I went into Germany, I came to Broadgate in Leicestershire, to take my leave of that noble lady, Jane Grey, to whom I was exceeding much beholding. Her parents, the duke and duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park. I found her in her chamber, reading...
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Page 84 - Duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park : I found her in her chamber, reading " Phaedon Platonis " in Greek, and that with as much delight as some gentlemen would read a merry tale in Boccace.
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