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  • Again, in the fpringof the year, they make a van: quantity of that we call green or new cheefe, which is a thin and very foft cheefe, refembling cream cheefes, but fomewhat thicker: thefe are fo gene - rally liked in London, that all 'the low rich lands in this county are hardly enough to fupply the market: but then this holds for little more than the two firft fummer months of the year.

    A tour through the island of Great Britain : divided into circuits or journies ...

  • Those who hired the ture, were borne by the undertakers, trade of the colony for six years were Judge Davis appears also to have eight of the "cheefe" persons in the misapprehended another point.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • To prevent any more of these nightly disturbances, they went to lodge in another part of the house, where they continued out the time of Puccioes paines, with equall contentment to them both, which made her divers times say to Felice: You teach my father the cheefe grounds of Alchimy, while we helpe to waste away his treasure.

    The Decameron

  • The selfe same day preceding this disastrous night to Andrea, in the cheefe Church of the Cittie, had beene buried the Archbishop of

    The Decameron

  • And when I departed thence, no men in the world could bee more sorrowfull then they, as desiring nothing more then my remayning among them; which they expressed so apparantly, that they made humble suite and intercession to me, to bee cheefe Reader of the

    The Decameron

  • To the cheefe Church was the dead body carried, to be generally seene of all the people, his Mother and Friends weeping heavily by it, as many more did the like beside, because he was beloved of every one.

    The Decameron

  • And having once observed, that wine was verie pleasing to the Lady, she being never used to drinke any at all, because (by her Countries Law) it was forbidden her: and no meane store having beene lately brought to Bajazeth in a Barke of Geneway: hee resolved to surprize her by meanes thereof, as a cheefe minister of Venus, to heate the coolest blood.

    The Decameron

  • But seeing it is your Highnesse pleasure, that I must make a passage of assurance for all the rest; I will not be irregular, because obedience is our cheefe Article.

    The Decameron

  • Afterward, he went with them to one Master Alexander Agolante, who dwelt in Trevers, and was in great credite with the Cities cheefe

    The Decameron

  • If this accident were displeasing to poore Chynon, I thinke the question were in vaine demanded: for now it seemeth to him, that the Godds had granted his cheefe desire, to the end he should dye with the greater anguish, in losing both his love and life together.

    The Decameron

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