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  • You see, he oh-so-kindly sums up the plot as a prelude to each canto, so even if you find yourself thinking "guess you had to be there," as you try to understand some of the more archaic lines and references (while the notes are too busy telling you that "bloudy" is

    Telecommuter Talk

  • Roger Williams noted that wars among Indians were “farre lesse bloudy and devouring than the cruell Warres of Europe.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Roger Williams noted that wars among Indians were “farre lesse bloudy and devouring than the cruell Warres of Europe.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Being examined concerning this bloudy fact, he plainly confessed, that hee himselfe had committed the murder, and afterward would not depart from the Cave, but purposely stayed for apprehension, as being truely toucht with compunction for so foule an offence: upon which eremptorie confession, Marcus Varro being then Praetor, gave sentence that he should be crucified on a

    The Decameron

  • He predicted that the martyrs crying out under the fifth seal would be joined by those "martyred and slaine for the truth ... under the great Antichrist of Rome, and the bloudy Turke, at and upon the opening of the seventh seal."

    Luther and English Apocalypticism: The Role of Luther in Three Seventeenth-Century Commentaries on the Book of Revelation

  • Where ye see how she is charged first with a fault, then with a secret sinne, afterward with a foule forfet, last of all with a most cruel & bloudy deede.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • And twixt them both was borne the bloudy bold _Sans loy_.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • Washing his bloudy wounds, that through the steele were cleft.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • Moreover, hee kissed her twice or thrice whereof she was well pleased but I (not well contented thereat) thought in my selfe: O wretched Maid, thou hast forgotten thy marriage, and doest esteeme this stranger and bloudy theefe above thy husband which thy Parents ordained for thee, now perceive I well thou hast no remorse of conscience, but more delight to tarry and play the harlot heere amongst so many swords.

    The Golden Asse

  • The other two brethren perceiving so great a murther, and neglecting their owne lives, like desperate persons dressed themselves against the tyrant, and threw a great number of stones at him, but the bloudy theefe exercised in such and like mischiefes, tooke a speare and thrust it cleane through the body: howbeit he fell not downe to the ground.

    The Golden Asse

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