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Truly enough many a poor clerk would as lief have twenty "bokes" to his name as anything else treble the value.
Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages 1911
Mah kitteh wud luuurv to come to my liberry wiff me – all dem bokes en Teknikal Serbices!
I am the library cat. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2010
Sans doute, ye rede a good deal of bokes concernynge the middel ages.
Archive 2007-01-01 Mary Kate Hurley 2007
Of all the stranger things that ever not even in the hundrund and badst pageans of unthowsent and wonst nice or in eddas and oddes bokes of tomb, dyke and hollow to be have happened!
Finnegans Wake 2006
For righte as the bokes of the Scripture of hem techen the clerkes, how and in what manere thei schulle beleeven, righte so the ymages and the peyntynges techen the lewed folk to worschipen the seyntes, and to have hem in hire mynde, in whoos name that the ymages ben made aftre.
For alle the mynstrelle that comen before hym, of what nacyoun that thei ben of, thei ben withholden with him, as of his houshold, and entred in his bokes, as for his owne men.
For here bokes of here lawe, that Makomete betoke hem, whiche thei clepen here Alkaron, and sume clepen it Mesaphe; and in another langage it is cleped Harme; and the same boke forbedethe hem to drinke wyn.
For if thou well considre my trade, thou shalt fynd, that I haue not only brought thee other mennes olde store, but opened thee also the treasury of myne owne witte and bokes, not euery where to be found, and like a liberall feaster haue set before thee much of myne owne, and many thynges newe.
The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie 2004
And many other marveylles ben there; that it were to cumbrous and to long to putten it in scripture of bokes.
And zee schulle undirstonde, that aftre the opynyoun of olde wise philosophres and astronomeres, oure contree ne Irelond ne Wales ne Scotlond ne Norweye ne the other yles costynge to hem, ne ben not in the superficialte cownted aboven the erthe: as it schewethe be alle the bokes of astronomye.
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