Medieval Lore: An Epitome of the Science, Geography, Animal and Plant Folk-lore and Myth of the Middle Age: Being Classified Gleanings from the Encyclopedia of Bartholomew Anglicus On the Properties of Things

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E. Stock, 1893 - 154 pages
 

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Page 47 - This music mads me, let it sound no more, For though it have holp madmen to their wits, In me it seems it will make wise men mad.' MADNESS AND LOVE. The origin of the brutality
Page 48 - Not mad, but bound more than a madman is, Shut up in prison, kept without my food, Whipp'd and tormented'— is seen in our extracts, which recall, too, in their insistence on bleeding
Page 144 - 6d. The King's Book of Sports : Sports on Sundays, with a Reprint of the Declarations and a Description of the Sports then popular A History of the Declarations of King James I. and King Charles I., as to the Use of Lawful By LA GOVETT, MA Oxon. CONTENTS: i. King James I.—2. The Declaration, or Book of Sports.—3. Sports of the
Page 123 - the lump, and shapeth the members with licking. . . . For the whelp is a piece of flesh little more than a mouse, having neither eyes nor ears, and having claws some-deal bourgeoning, and so this lump she licketh, and shapeth a whelp with licking. . . . And it is wonder to tell a thing, that Theophrastus saith and telleth that bear's flesh
Page 48 - may be call'd appetite, No motion of the liver, but the palate.' The heart, on the other hand, was considered as
Page 117 - therewith their faces when they be in the heat of the sun : and some of them have closed mouths, in their breasts only one hole, and breathe and suck as it were with pipes and veins, and these be accounted tongueless, and use signs and ^ becks
Page 101 - fish may not overcome the whale, then he throweth out of his jaws into the water a fumous smell most stinking. And the whale throweth out of his mouth a sweet smelling smoke, and putteth off the stinking smell, and defendeth and saveth himself and his in that manner wise.
Page 121 - enough at full, he hideth him in his den, and sleepeth continually nigh three days, and riseth after three days and crieth, and out of his mouth cometh right good air and savour, and is passing measure sweet : and for the sweetness all beasts follow him. And only the dragon is
Page 115 - somewhat out of the way, and then they stint, and pass little and little tofore him, and teach him the way. And if a dragon come against him, they fight with the dragon and defend the man, and put them forth to defend the man strongly and mightily : and do so namely
Page 107 - the ass is, the fouler he waxeth from day to day, and hairy and rough, and is a melancholy beast, that is cold and dry, and is therefore kindly heavy and slow, and unlusty, dull and witless and forgetful. Nathless he beareth burdens, and may away with travail and

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