Suggestions on the Ancient Britons in Three Parts


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Side 138 - It is good to be merry and wise, It is good to be honest and true, It is good to be off with the old love Before you are on with the new.
Side 144 - Quem gens omnis in tribus ordinibus divisa consistit. Sunt enim inter illos qui Edhilingi, sunt qui Frilingi, sunt qui Lazzi illorum lingua dicuntur. Latina vero lingua hoc sunt: nobiles, ingenuiles, atque serviles.
Side 31 - Rome, and embracing the gypsy, insisted on her acceptance of the splendid gift, saying that it had been intended for the matchless songster which she now perceived she herself was not.
Side 241 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Side 31 - ... low trafficker, will be surprised to learn, that amongst the Gypsies of Moscow, there are not a few who inhabit stately houses, go abroad in elegant equipages, and are behind the higher orders of the Russians neither in appearance nor mental acquirements.
Side 46 - They are the same tall, fine limbed, bony slender people, with the same large, black, brilliant eyes, lowering forehead, and long hair curled at the extremities, which we meet on a common in England. I saw only one woman, and her figure was marked by the same characters. In height she would have made two of the usual females of this country, and she stepped out with the stride and firmness of a Meg Merrilies.
Side 161 - Suionas aliud mare pigrum ac prope immotum, quo cingi cludique terrarum orbem hinc fides, quod extremus cadentis jam solis fulgor in ortus edurat adeo clarus, ut sidera hebetet. Sonum insuper emergentis audiri, formasque deorum et radios capitis aspici persuasio adjicit.
Side 32 - ... committed, whereupon they fled out of the suburbs, and assembled about St. Mark's, the magnificent mansion and hospital of the knights of St. James, where the ministers of justice attempting to seize them were repulsed by force of arms ; nevertheless, all of a sudden, and I know not how, everything was hushed up. At this time they had a Count, a fellow who spoke the Castilian idiom with as much purity as if he had been a native of Toledo ; he was acquainted with all the ports of Spain, and all...
Side 32 - Tractatus de Magia," speaks of the Gypsies and their Counts to the following effect: "When, in the year 1584, I was marching in Spain with the regiment, a multitude of these wretches were infesting the fields. It happened that the feast of Corpus Domini was being celebrated, and they requested to be admitted into the town, that they might dance in honour of the sacrifice, as was customary; they did so, but...
Side 32 - Spain, and all the difficult and broken ground of the provinces. He knew the exact strength of every city, and who were the principal people in each, and the exact amount of their property. There was nothing relating to the State, however secret, that he was not acquainted with ; nor did he make a mystery of his knowledge, but publicly boasted of it.

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