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Página 46 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one (from whence they came) Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life...
Página 76 - Welcome all who lead or follow, To the Oracle of Apollo — Here he speaks out of his pottle, Or the tripos, his tower bottle: All his answers are divine. Truth itself doth flow in wine. Hang up all the poor hop-drinkers, Cries old Sim, the king of skinkers; He the half of life abuses.
Página 114 - Ah Ben! Say how, or when Shall we thy guests Meet at those lyric feasts Made at the Sun, The Dog, the Triple Tun, Where we such clusters had As made us nobly wild, not mad; And yet each verse of thine Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic wine.
Página 60 - IT is always necessary to have this pentacle in readiness to bind with, in case the spirits should refuse to be obedient, as they can have no power over the exorcist while provided with and fortified by the pentacle, the virtue of the holy names therein written presiding with wonderful influence over the spirits. It should be made in the day and hour of Mercury upon parchment made of a kidskin, or virgin, or pure, clean, white paper; and the figures and letters wrote in pure gold; and it ought to...
Página 145 - Clopton, mercer, mayor 1492, dwelt in this house, and kept his mayoralty there: it is now a tavern, and hath to sign a windmill. And thus much for this house, sometime the Jews' synagogue, since a house of friars, then a nobleman's house, after that a merchant's house, wherein mayoralties have been kept, and now a wine tavern.
Página 100 - Street they sail'd from, by their Sight and Smell, They, as each Torrent drives, with rapid Force From Smithfield, or St. Pulchre's shape their Course, And in huge Confluent join at Snow-Hill Ridge, Fall from the Conduit prone to Holborn-Bridge. Sweepings from Butchers...
Página 147 - Street itself, so called of bread in old time there sold; for it appeareth by records, that in the year 1302, which was the 3oth of Edward I. the bakers of London were bound to sell no bread in their shops or houses, but in the market...
Página 76 - WELCOME all who lead or follow To the Oracle of Apollo — Here he speaks out of his pottle, Or the tripos, his tower bottle. All his answers are divine, Truth itself doth flow in wine. "Hang up all the poor hop-drinkers," Cries old Sim, the king of skinkers; "He the half of life abuses That sits watering with the Muses.
Página 90 - Here oft the peasant, with enquiring face, Bewilder'd, trudges on from place to place; He dwells on ev'ry sign with stupid gaze, Enters the narrow alley's doubtful maze, Tries ev'ry winding court and street in vain, And doubles o'er his weary steps again.
Página 72 - Then is Fewter lane, which stretcheth south into Fleet street, by the east end of St. Dunstone's church, and is so called of Pewters' 1 (or idle people) lying there, as in a way leading to gardens ; but the same is now of latter years on both sides built through with many fair houses.