Scrapeana. Fugitive miscellany

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Page 276 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 199 - ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve ; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.
Page 250 - Therefore, as to the curbing desires, I am willing to undergo any abstinence from food as you please to enjoin me ; but I cannot, with any quiet of mind, live in the neglect of a necessary duty and an express commandment, Increase and multiply.
Page 237 - MONEY makes a Man laugh. A blind Fiddler playing to a Company, and playing but Scurvily, the Company laughed at him ; his boy that led him, perceiving it, cried, Father, let us be gone, they do nothing but laugh at you.
Page 247 - Milk which is drawn from the cow, that ufeful animal that eats the grafs of the field, and fupplies us with that which made the greateft part of the food of mankind, in the age which the poets have agreed to call Golden. " It is made with an egg, that miracle of...
Page 129 - And being then alked, why he did not difcharge them, declared that they were bailiffs who had introduced themfelves with an execution, and whom, fince he could not fend them away, he had thought it convenient to embellifh with liveries, that they might do him credit while they flaid.
Page 232 - Three days after he came to me to my chamber, and professed he was now as well as ever he was in his life, and did extremely thank me for the great care I had taken of him. I, fearing lest he might relapse into the like distemper, told him that there was none but myself, and one physician more in the whole town that could cure the devils in the head, and that was Dr. Harvey (whom I had prepared), and wished him, if ever he found himself ill in my absence, to go to him, for he could cure his disease...
Page 232 - Well, said I, I am glad two of them are gone; I make no doubt but to get away the other two likewise. So I gave him another thing to hang about his Neck. Three Days after he came to me to my Chamber and...
Page 231 - Temple, and told me he had two devils in his head (I wondered what he meant), and just at that time, one of them bid him kill me (with that I begun to be afraid, and thought he was mad); he said he knew I could cure him, and therefore entreated me to give him something, for he was resolved he would go to nobody else.
Page 248 - Bickerstaff, you see before you the unhappiest of women; and therefore, as you are esteemed by all the world both a great civilian, as well as an astrologer, I must desire...

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