The Marvellous Adventures and Rare Conceits of Master Tyll Owlglass; Newly Collected, Chronicled and Set Forth, in Our English Tongue

The Marvellous Adventures and Rare Conceits of Master Tyll Owlglass; Newly Collected, Chronicled and Set Forth, in Our English Tongue

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...hast wine meted unto thee, but thou carest not to pay therefor." Then took Owlglass the empty can, and departed, and said: "Verily do I see that thou art a fool; and there is no one so cunning and wise in this world, that may not by a fool be beguiled. Aye, and that too if he were a drawer!" Then he returned forth from the cellar, and he thought himself safe. How that Owlglass 'sca ed hanging by his cunning, and would have hanged himself for a crown, yet did not. HEN that Owlglass came forth into day from the cellar, the drawer, Lamprecht, did bethink him of the words which Owlglass spake, -and he ran hastily for a police officer, and they pursued Owlglass, and in no long time took him _ in the street as he went ' 2 forward. The officer seized him, and they examined our noble Master Owlglass, and p-5 Y found upon him the.-, _ two cans, and of them one contained the wine of the which he had 11---/T"? beguiled the drawer, and the other was empty. And, 0 and alas! that the pen of this chronicler should write so sad a thing of the virtuous Master Owlglass!--they held him for a thief, and took him first and carried him and cast'him into the city prison, and there lay he. And then assembled the council of the town, and they conferred together touching the offence of Master Owlglass, and it was agreed amongst them that he had committed a grave crime, for the doing and enactment of which it was fitting that he should be hanged up until that he was dead. Yet did some aver that it was nought else but a subtle device and knavery, and that the drawer should have, with more care, avoided the over-reaching with the which he had been visited; so that, indeed, the fault, in so much as it touched Master Owlglass, was...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678944X
  • 9781236789440