Eupheus, the Anatomy of Wit; Eupheus and His England

Eupheus, the Anatomy of Wit; Eupheus and His England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...in wealth, as hee did me in wit, and that he had gayned more by thrist, then I could spende by pride, I neither enuyed his estate, nor pityed mine owne: but opened the whole course os my youth, not thinking there-by to recouer that os him by request, which I had lost my selse by riot, sor casting in my minde the miseries os the world with the mischieses os my lise, I determined srom that vnto my liues end, to lead a solitary lise in this caue, which I haue done the tearm os sul sorty winters, srom whence, neither the earnest entreatie os my Brother, nor the vaine pleasures os the world could draw me, neyther shall any thing but death. Then my good Callimachus, recorde with thy selse the inconueniences that come by trauailing, when on the Seas euery storme shall threaten death, and euery calme a daunger, when eyther thou shalt be compelled to boord others as a pyrate, or seare to be boorded os others as a Marchaunt: when at all times thou must haue the back os an Asse to beare all, and the snowt os a swine to say nothing, thy hand on thy cap to shew reuerence to euery rascall, thy purse open to be prodigall to euery Boore, thy sworde in thy sheath, not once daring either to strick or ward, which maketh me think that trauailers are not onely sramed not to commit iniuries, but also to take them. Learne Callimachus, os the Byrde Acanthis, who being bredde in the thistles will liue in the thistles, and os the Grashopper, who being sproung os the grasse, will rather dye then depart srom the grasse. I am os this minde with Homer, that as the Snayle that crept out os hir shell was turned estsoones into a Toad, and therby was sorced to make a stoole to sit on, disdaining hir own house: so the Trauailer that stragleth srom his own countrey, is in short...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531086
  • 9781236531087