Epistolae Ho-Elianae: The Familiar Letters of James Howell

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D. Nutt, 1892 - 849 pages

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Page 598 - Books they took also, and hurl'd all into a great hair Trunk which they carried away with them. I had taken a little Physic that morning, and with very much ado they suffered me to stay in my Chamber with two Guards upon me, till the evening...
Page 571 - With their delicate watered linings, They are jewels of price, I grant ; — Blind-tooled and morocco-jointed, They have Zaehnsdorf s daintiest dress, They are graceful, attenuate, polished, But they gather the dust, no less ; — For the row that I prize is yonder, Away on the unglazed shelves, The bulged and the bruised octavos, The dear and the dumpy twelves, — Montaigne with his sheepskin blistered, And Howell the worse for wear, And the worm-drilled Jesuits...
Page 568 - Many of the said Letters were never written before the Author of them was in the Fleet, as he pretends they were, only feigned (no time being kept with their dates) and purposely published to gain money to relieve his necessities, yet give a tolerable history of these times.
Page 701 - The Bucentaur lies rotting unrestored, Neglected garment of her widowhood ! St. Mark yet sees his lion where he stood Stand, but in mockery of his...
Page 569 - Henriade" was sketched, and the greater part composed, by Voltaire during his imprisonment in the Bastile ; and " the Pilgrim's Progress" of Bunyan was performed in the circuit of a prison's walls. Howell, the author of
Page 567 - tis observed that in all his Writings there is something still New, either in the Matter, Method or Fancy, and in an untrodden Tract.
Page 568 - ... and education too, as • well as lovers and couriers of the fair sex. Sir Francis Bacon, Dr. Donne, and I hardly remember any else who have published any thing of considerable, and they but gleanings ; or cabal men, who have put many things in a heap, without much choice or fruits, especially as to the culture of the style or language, the genius of the nation being almost another thing than it was at that time. James Howell published his
Page 662 - This was presently reported to the Duke of Buckingham, and a little after to the king, who were both very curious to know the circumstance of the businesse, which was, that after dinner I took the garter out of the water, and put it to dry before a great fire. It was scarce dry, but Mr...
Page 662 - I was doing ; but he started suddenly, as if he had found some strange alteration in himself. I asked him what he ailed? 'I know not what...
Page 568 - HOELIAN^E, or the letters of James Howell, a great traveller, an intimate friend of Jonson, and the first who bore the office of historiographer, which discover a variety of literature, and abound with much entertaining and useful information.

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