The survey of Cornwall, and An epistle concerning the excellencies of the English tongue (Google eBook)

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Printed for B. Law, 1769 - Cornwall (England : County) - 318 pages
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Page 68 - ... the players conne not their parts without booke, but are prompted by one called the ordinary, who followeth at their back with the book in his hand, and telleth them softly what they must pronounce aloud.
Page 167 - Spencer, Martial? Sir John Davies and others : will you have all in all for Prose and verse? take the miracle of our age, Sir Philip Sidney.
Page 149 - ... but also the parish church of Paul, the force of the fire being such as it utterly ruined all the great stone pillars thereof. Others of them in that time burned that fisher town Mousehole, the rest marched as a guard for defence of these firers. The inhabitants being feared with the Spaniards...
Page 165 - I am perfvvaded) deliver a matter with more variety than ours, both plainly, and by Proverbs and Metaphors ; for example, when we would be rid of one, we ufe to fay, " Be going, trudge, pack, be faring, hence away, fhift...
Page 166 - ... in what fort you pleafe. Adde hereunto, that whatfoever grace any other language carrieth in verfe or profe, in Tropes or Metaphors, in Ecchoes and Agnominations, they may all be lively and exactly reprefented in ours. Will you have Plato'svein?
Page 166 - Again, the long words that we borrow, being intermingled with the short of our own store, make up a perfect harmony ; by culling from out which mixture (with judgment) you may frame your speech according to the matter you must work on, majestical, pleasant, delicate, or manly, more or less, in what sort you please.
Page 166 - The Dutch, manlike, but withal very harsh, as one ready at every word to pick a quarrel. Now we, in borrowing from them, give the strength of consonants to the Italian, the full sound of words to the French...
Page 46 - hearts and loves you possess a far greater interest by your " kindness. Your ears and mouth have ever been open to " hear and deliver our grievances ; and your feet and hands " ready to go and work their redress...
Page 132 - Fowey men gave them so rough entertainment at their welcome, that they were glad to forsake patch, without bidding farewell. The merit of which exploit afterwards entitled them The Gallants of Fowey.
Page 68 - For reprefenting it they raife an earthen amphitheatre in fome *' open field, having the diameter of his inclofed playne, fome " 40 or 50 foot. The country people flock from all fides many " miles off, to hear and fee it. For they have therein Devils " and Devices, to delight as well the eye as the ear. The " Players conne not their parts without book, but are prompted " by one called the Ordinary, who followeth at their back with " the book in his hand, &c. &c.

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