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  • On the latter point, I think probably Virgil said it the best in his Aeneid, shortly before the Greeks jumped out of that big horse and slaughtered all the Trojans in their sleep, equo ne credite, Teucri.

    Sunday, April 16, 2006, Taiwan Blog Round up

  • When resorte so increaseth that they grow in suspition, and the pottes which are sent so often too the Tauerne, gette such a knock before they come home, that they returne their Mayster a crack to his credite: Though hee bee called in question of his life, hee hath shiftes inoughe to auoyde the blanke.

    The More Things Change II

  • Look at Angelina Jolie's kid - he's credite with breaking up Brad and Jenn's marriage!

    D. A. C. M. A.

  • True she did have the benfit of being the last one to speak and to her credite she took full advantage of it coming out swinging by taking credible shots at all of the other opponents even Jeffre whom she was not aware would be in attendance.

    Postcard from the Greenwich

  • For therein will we lay his body, whereon I will bestow two or three wounds with my Knife, and leaving him so, our house can be no more suspected concerning his being here, then any other in the streete beside; nay rather farre lesse, in regard of your husbands credite and authority.

    The Decameron

  • Now was our Lady Isabella, ten times worse affrighted then before, (having two severall amourous suters in her house, both hoping, neither speeding, yet her credite lying at the stake for either) by this unexpected returne of her Husband.

    The Decameron

  • Aniolliero avouched the truth of his wrong received, but the base peazants, giving credite onely to Fortarigoes lying exclamations: tooke him from his horse, despoyled him of all his wearing apparrell, even to the very Bootes from off his Legges: suffered him to ride away from him in that manner, and Aniolliero left so in his shirt, to dance a bare foote Galliard after him either towards Sienna, or any place else.

    The Decameron

  • Lesca, I am not so simple, as to credite any such Message to be sent from my Lady, and therefore be better advised of thy words.

    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

  • And although he had heard divers flying reports concerning her life, yet hee would not credite any thing amisse of her, for albeit she might (perhappes) beguile some other; yet shee affected him (he thought) in better manner, and no such misfortune could happen to him.

    The Decameron

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