Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Bände 1-2

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Lindsay and Blakiston, 1850
 

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Seite 75 - The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either: black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Seite 383 - A shout, that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient colours waving : with them rose A forest huge of spears ; and thronging helms Appear'd, and serried shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable...
Seite 232 - Brougham applied to the court for a rule to show cause why a criminal information should not be filed against the Rev.
Seite 282 - It may please your grace to understand that witches and sorcerers within these few last years are marvellously increased within your grace's realm. Your grace's subjects pine away, even unto the death ; their colour fadeth, their flesh rotteth, their speech is benumbed, their senses are bereft. I pray God they never practise further than upon the subject.
Seite 155 - He was born at Pontoise of a poor but respectable family, at the end of the thirteenth, or beginning of the fourteenth, century. Having no patrimony, he set out for Paris at an early age, to try his fortune as a public scribe. He had received a good education, was well skilled in the learned languages, and was an excellent penman. He soon procured occupation as a letter-writer and copyist, and used to sit at the corner of the Rue de Marivaux, and practise his calling: but he hardly made profits enough...
Seite 62 - A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.
Seite 298 - A screech-owl at midnight has alarmed a family more than a band of robbers ; nay, the voice of a cricket hath struck more terror than the roaring of a lion. There is nothing so inconsiderable which may not appear dreadful to an imagination that is filled with omens and prognostics: a rusty nail or a crooked pin shoot up into prodigies.
Seite 299 - ... it appears, that God hath appointed (for a supernatural sign " of the monstrous impiety of witches) that the water shall refuse " to receive them in her bosom, that have shaken off them the " sacred water of baptism, and wilfully refused the benefit thereof.
Seite 17 - Saviour of the world himself, "Whosoever loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me. Whosoever shall abandon for my name's sake his house, or his brethren, or his sisters, or his father, or his mother, or his wife, or his children, or his lands, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
Seite 180 - Much of this literature goes under the name of the 'extraordinary voyage'. This was the term given to a type of novel that developed in French literature at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries. The 'extraordinary voyage...

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