The Antiquary, Volume 5

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Edward Walford, George Latimer Apperson
E. Stock, 1882

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Page 178 - Past reason hated, as a swallow'd bait On purpose laid to make the taker mad; Mad in pursuit, and in possession so; Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme; A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe; Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
Page 47 - Last Valentine, the day when birds of kind Their paramours with mutual chirpings find; I rearly rose, just at the break of day, Before the sun had chas'd the stars away; A-field I went, amid the morning dew, To milk my kine (for so should huswives do) ; Thee first I spy'd, and the first swain we see, In spite of fortune shall our true love be ; See, Lubberkin, each bird his partner take, And canst thou then thy sweet-heart dear forsake?
Page 229 - And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Page 46 - I find that Mrs. Pierce's little girl is my Valentine, she having drawn me ; which I was not sorry for, it easing me of something more that I must have given to others.
Page 135 - 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.
Page 45 - On this occasion, amidst a variety of ceremonies, the names of young women were put into a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.
Page 182 - Come, my Corinna, come ; and, coming, mark How each field turns a street, each street a park Made green, and trimmed with trees : see how Devotion gives each house a bough, Or branch ; each porch, each door, ere this, An ark, a tabernacle is, Made up of whitethorn neatly interwove, As if here were those cooler shades of love.
Page 43 - VALENTINE'S DAY. I. HAIL Bishop Valentine, whose day this is ; All the air is thy diocese, And all the chirping choristers And other birds are thy parishioners ; Thou marriest every year The lyric lark, and the grave whispering dove, The sparrow that neglects his life for love, The household bird with the red stomacher ; Thou makest the blackbird speed as soon, As doth the goldfinch, or the halcyon ; 10 The husband cock looks out, and straight is sped, And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.
Page 45 - I let you plainly understand, that my father will no more money part withal in that behalf, but a hundred pounds and fifty marks, which is right far from the accomplishment of your desire. Wherefore if that ye could be content with that good, and my poor person, I would be the merriest maiden on ground...
Page 150 - He had a daughter fresh as floure of May, Which gave that name unto that pleasant vale; Mulla the daughter of old Mole, so hight The Nimph, which of that water course has charge, That springing out of Mole, doth run downe right...

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