Fairy Tales, Now First Collected; To Which Are Prefixed Two Dissertations 1. on Pygmies 2. on Fairies Volume 1

Fairy Tales, Now First Collected; To Which Are Prefixed Two Dissertations 1. on Pygmies 2. on Fairies Volume 1

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...to be salued of the aire. 1 knew when men-judicial rode on sober mules, whereby They might of suters, these, and they, aske, answere, and replie. I knew when more was thriv'd abroad by war than now by peace, And English feard where they be frumpt, since hostile tearmes did cease: But by occasion, all things are produced, be, decrease. Times were when practize also preacht, and well-said was well-done, When courtiers cleerd the old before they on the new would run. When no judiciall place was bought, lest justice might be sould, When quirts, nor quillets, overthrew, . or long did causes hold, f When lawyers more deservd their fees, I and fatted lesse with gold. J When to the fifteenth psalme, sometimes, had citizens recourse, When lords of farmers, farmers of the poore had more remorse. When Povertie had Patience more: when none, as some of late, Illiterate, ridiculous, might on the altar wate. When canons, rubrick, liturgie, and discipline throughout One shiftlesse practise had, not to indifferencie a flout. More than be convocations now, Diocessors were stout. Although in clarks pluralities were tolerated then Of lemmens (livings should I say) are now of clargie-men. Pluralitie that huddle, hare also their brace of wives: But all the better, all that while hells heer-imployment thrives. That thus and worse hold, and increase, sith Rome may not returne, Pray, fairies, graunt, infernals, that in fire of envie burne. I have, faire fairie-elfes, besides large catalogue of sinne, Observed in this land, in this short time I heere have bin, The which at my departure, when Elizabeth first raign'd, Were not in beeing, or were then religiously refraind. Howbeit, hence for Ireland at the least I must transfreat: Where Rome hath roome there riot I: somes...
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236620933
  • 9781236620934