The Lives of Those Eminent Antiquaries Elias Ashmole, Esquire, and Mr. William Lilly, Written by Themselves; Containing, First, William Lilly's History of His Life and Times, with Notes, by Mr. Ashmole: Secondly, Lilly's Life and Death of Charles the First: and Lastly, the Life of Elias Ashmole, Esquire, by Way of Diary. With Several Occasional Letters, by Charles Burman, Esquire

T. Davies, 1774 - 399 pages

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Page 120 - Lo, hear what Lilly saith ; you are in this month promised victory ; fight it out, brave boys — and then read that month's prediction...
Page 17 - ... that in that year he had no preferment at all ; only, ' I became acquainted with a merchant's wife, by whom I got well.' There is another figure concerning one Sir Ayre his going into Turkey, whether it would be a good voyage or not : the doctor repeats all his astrological reasons, and musters them together, and then gave his judgment it would be a fortunate voyage.
Page 20 - He professed to his wife there would be much trouble about Carr and the Countess of Essex, who frequently resorted unto him, and from whose company he would sometimes lock himself in his study a whole day. Now we come to his death, which happened as follows ; the Sunday night before he died, his wife and he being at supper in their garden-house, she being pleasant, told him, that she had been informed he could resolve whether man or wife should die first ; ' Whether shall I,' (quoth she) ' bury you...
Page 16 - But he sets down, that in that year he had no preferment at all ; only I became acquainted with a merchant's wife, by whom I got well.
Page 21 - I shall die," said he, ' ere Thursday night.' — Monday came, all was well. Tuesday came, he not sick. Wednesday came, and still he was well ; with which his impertinent wife did much twit him in the teeth.
Page 129 - I was in the room when he fitted himself for the work, stood behind him when he did it; when done, went in again with him: there is no man knows this but my master, viz.
Page 46 - Our rods would not move at all; the candles and torches, also, but one were extinguished, or burned very dimly. John Scott, my partner, was amazed, looked pale, knew not what to think or do, until I gave directions and command to dismiss the demons ; which, when done, all was quiet again, and each man returned unto his lodging late, about twelve o'clock at night.
Page 152 - Napier was doubtful he would not come. It happened one day as John Marr and the lord Napier were speaking of Mr. Briggs; ' Ah, John,' said Marchiston, ' Mr. Briggs will not now come.
Page 10 - ... my work was to go before my master to church; to attend my master when he went abroad; to make clean his shoes; sweep the street; help to drive bucks when he washed; fetch water in a tub from the Thames: I have helped to carry eighteen tubs of water in one morning; weed the garden; all manner of drudgeries I willingly performed; scrape trenchers, &c. If I had any profession, it was of this nature: I should never have denied being a taylor, had I been one...
Page 106 - I spoke for myself, and produced my own Introduction into court, saying, that I had some years before emitted that book for the benefit of this and other nations ; that it was allowed by authority, and had found good acceptance in both universities ; that the study of astrology was lawful, and not contradicted by any scripture ; that I neither had or ever did use any charms, sorceries, or inchantments, related in the bill of indictment, &c.

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