Percy Society Volume 11

Percy Society Volume 11

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...of dead men when we open them. This fearfull syght, I saye, caused the childes parentes to sende for me, to knowe therein myne opinion and counsell; unto whome I prognosticated (as I sawe good cause), that the mater was very dangerous, and not lyke to be cured. But this beastly forme of a woman, hearyng me so saye, answered that she douted therein no daunger, and farthermore offered hirselfe to be locked up in a chamber with the chylde, and that yf she healed him not, shee myghte be punished; with a great deale more circumstance of prating and deceytfull braggynge werdes. Unto whose moste wicked and divlishe boldnes I thus answered. VVher as you saye that ye doubte not any daunger in this childe, I verye well beleue you, for ignorante fooles can doubte 'no perils, and who is bolder then blynde bayerd? howe shoulde they doubte that knowe not what a doubt meaneth? Notwithstandyng this preheminence you deceavynge rennegates have, ye maye bragge, lye, and face, tyll ye have murdered, or destroyed suche as credyte you, and then are ye gone, ye shewe your heles, and that is onelye your defence. But honest menne of arte muste have truthe for theyr defence, and experience of their true worke, and maye promyse no more then they may performe. What should I make manye wordes, the parentes of the childe all to late discharged this deceaver, and the child, notwithstandyng the counsell had of dyvers learned men, dyed afterwarde of the sayde grefe. But the sayde deceaver, accordyng to my prophesie, after iii. dayes, ran away, she and her walkyng mate, robbynge their hoste where they lay, of the shetes, pillowberes, and blankets that they laye in; and by their entysement of one of the mayde servauntes of their sayd hoste, they hadde muscadell...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689488X
  • 9781236894885