"Brief Lives," Chiefly of Contempories Volume 1

"Brief Lives," Chiefly of Contempories Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...if any of the neighbours fell out, he would never lett them alone till he had made them friends. He was tall and slender. He wore a gowne like an artist's gowne, with hanging sleeves, and a slitt. A mighty good man he was. He was sent ambassador for Queen Elizabeth (shee thinkes) into Poland. Memorandum: --his regayning of the plate for.... 's butler, who comeing from London by water with a basket of plate, mistooke another basket that was like his. Mr. J. Dee bid them goe by water such a day, and looke about, and he should see the man that had his basket, and he did so; but he would not gett the lost horses, though he was offered severall angells. He told a woman (his neighbour) that she laboured under the evill tongue of an ill neighbour (another woman), which came to her howse, who he sayd was a witch. In. David Rhesus' Brz'lz'slz Grammar, p. 6o: --' juxta crucis amnem (Nan! y groes), in agro lllaessyuetiano, apud Cambro-brytannos, erat olim illustris quaedam Nzlgrorum familia, unde _/mm Du, id est, johannes ille cognomento Niger, Londinensis, sui generis ortum traxit: vir certe omatissimus et doctissimus, et omnium hac nostra aetate tum Philosophorum tum Mathematicorum facile princeps: monadis illius Hieroglyphicae et Propaedeumatum aphoristicorum de praestantioribus quibusdam Naturae virtutibus, aliorumque non paucorum operum insignium autor eximius. Vir praeterea ob tam multam experientiam frequenti sua in tot transmarinas regiones peregrinatione comparatam, rerum quamplurimarum et abditarum peritissimus.' N0/er. ' In MS. Aubr. 6, fol. si Aubrey gives the horoscope, with astrological notes, e. g. that there is 'a reception between Saturn and Luna, ' that ' Jupiter is in his...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871375
  • 9781236871374