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  • Rebukyng other or to speke of your noble blood or kynrede/for in the spousage and seruyce of god/the poorest mannes doughter lyuynge shall be egall & lyke to the gretest kynges doughter lyuynge in erthe.

    A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out Of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges Of Holy Men

  • And them that I am bounde to praye for/or that haue nede of prayer/Whether they be lyuynge or deed/to thencreace of thy mercyes laude & glorye & worshyp of thy blessyd moder Mary & all sayntes Amen.

    A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out Of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges Of Holy Men

  • Manye other there be yet lyuynge whose excellente wrytynges do testifye wyth vs to be wordes apte and mete elogantly to declare oure myndes in al kindes of Sciences: and that, what sentence soeuer we conceiue, the same to haue Englyshe oracion natural, and holpẽ by art, wherby it may most eloquẽtly be vttered.

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

  • The lyuynge God from whome all good giftes do procede, gyue vs grace so to order all oure words and speache, that it may be to his honour and glory for euer and euer.

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

  • If any man than wolde eyther prayse or de - fende this mynde of Plato/which is both contrarie to Christes religion and to the commune lyuynge of me [n]/he myght as E - rasmus teacheth/begynne thus.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • Cato had gotte [n] hi [m] a name for his p [er] fight & vpright lyuynge.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • Chiefly suche condicion apperteyneth to vertue and good lyuynge.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • [C. iiii.v] ¶ After his decease reigned his son/holy saint Lewes/and so the folowynges of his dethe were suche that they could be no bet - ter/and a very great token of his good and vertuouse lyuynge.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • ¶ In his chyldhode are marked his bryngynge vp and tokens of wysdome co [m] - mynge: As Horace in his fourthe Satire sheweth/how in his chyldhode his father taught hym by examples of suche as were than lyuynge to flee from vice and to gyue hym selfe to vertue.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • But to what purpose shuld I entreat, or inuestygate the nature of suche thynges whiche be innumerable, whã there is no parte of nature nor in the elementes, nother in any lyuynge creature, other in planetes, or herbes ye nature euyn as it were all of pleasure hathe not expressyd in precyous stones?

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

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