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  • Whereto jealous persons (in no case) will give consent, but all those dayes (which for other women are pleasing and delightfull) unto such, over whom they command, are most irksome, sadde and sorrowful, because then they are lockt up, and very strictly restrained.

    The Decameron

  • Not long after, having told her in plaine and open speeches, that his subjects could not endure her so late borne daughter: he called a trusty servant of his, and having instructed him what he should doe, sent him to Grizelda, and he being alone with her, looking very sadde, and much perplexed in mind, he saide.

    The Decameron

  • Their gate is very braue, their countenance wise and sadde.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • And so hauing bewailed with sadde teares, and most sorowful and bleeding affections, all the ruines of that most holy city both within and without, and hauing bestowed money for the reedifying of some, we desired with most ardent deuotion to go forth into the countrey, to wash our selues in the most sacred riuer of Iordan, and to kisse all the steppes of Christ.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • As he was but newly entered his sadde discourie, in comes the partie offended with the broker, and hauing heard all (whereof none could make better report than himselfe) he takes the tailer and seruing-man aside, and pretending great griefe for both their causes, demands what they would thinke him worthy of that could help them to their good againe.

    The Third and Last Part of Conny-Catching. (1592) With the new deuised knauish arte of Foole-taking

  • P. Valerius the sonne of Volesius, and Collatinus with L. Iunius Brutus, made hast to L.crece: where they founde her sitting, very pensife and sadde, in her chamber.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Sarum fell at odds, inasmuch that often after brawles they fell at last to sadde blowes and the Cleargie feared any more to gang their boundes.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • Throw hamlettes wee wylle sprenge sadde dethe & dole,

    The Rowley Poems

  • Besprengynge alle abrode sadde warre & bloddie weere.

    The Rowley Poems

  • To leggen [49] the sadde happe of twayne so fayre,

    The Rowley Poems

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