Curious Antiquities: Or, The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings, Proverbs, and Singular Customs

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S. Wood & sons, 1820 - 108 עמודים
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Gabrielle Cody is a paladin--God's enforcer on Earth. But she's not sure she can endure the life of a holy warrior. Her relationship with Detective Luther Cross is under constant strain already, and it's going to get worse. There is a monster feeding on humans, and Gaby must stop him.

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עמוד 47 - Less Philomel will deign a song, In her sweetest saddest plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke Gently o'er the accustom'd oak. Sw'eet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy!
עמוד 73 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meate, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
עמוד 72 - For while with their knife which they hold in one hand they cut the meate out of the dish, they fasten their forke which they hold in their other hand upon the same dish, so that whatsoever he be that sitting in the company of any others at...
עמוד 57 - As he sold his printed copies for sixty crowns, •while the scribes demanded five hundred, this created universal astonishment : but when he produced copies as fast as they were •wanted, and lowered the price to thirty crowns, all Paris was agitated. The uniformity of the copies increased the wonder. Informations were given...
עמוד 73 - This form of feeding I understand is generally used in all places of Italy, their forks being for the most part made of iron or steel, and some of silver, but those are used only by gentlemen. The reason of this their curiosity is because the Italian cannot by any means endure to his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men's fingers are not alike clean.
עמוד 48 - ORIGIN OF THE MAYPOLE. THE leisure days after seed-time had been chosen by our Saxon ancestors for folk motes, or conventions of the people. Not till after the Norman conquest, the Pagan festival of Whitsuntide fully melted into the Christian holiday of Pentecost. Its original name is Wittentide, the time of choosing the wits or wise men to the Wittenagemotte. It was consecrated to Hertha, the Goddess of Peace and Fertility ; and no quarrels might be maintained, no blood shed, during this truce of...
עמוד 33 - A. was very fond of cock-fighting, and had a favourite cock, upon which he had won many profitable matches. The last bet he laid upon...
עמוד 67 - At this time there were only three lottery-offices in London. The proposals for this lottery were published in the years 1567 and 1568. It was, at first, intended to have been drawn at the house of Mr. Dericke, her Majesty's servant, (ie her jeweller,) but was afterwards drawn as above mentioned.
עמוד 49 - The vassals met upon the common green around the May-pole, where they elected a village lord, or king, as he was called, who chose his queen. He wore an oaken, and she a hawthorn wreath, and together they gave laws to the rustic sports during these sweet days of freedom. The MAY-POLE, then, is the English Tree of Liberty ! Are there many yet standing ? ON THE SLAVE TRADE.
עמוד 67 - ... that such commodities as may chance to arise thereof after the charges borne may be converted towards the reparations of the havens and strength of the realme, and towards such other public good workes.

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