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  • Wherein is declared, what hard and narrow shifts and distresses, such as bee seriously linked in love, are many times enforced to undergo: According as their owne wit, and capacitie of their surprizers, drive them to in extremities

    The Decameron

  • Worthy Ladies, it exceedeth the power of my capacitie, to censure in the case whereof I am to speake, by saying, who sinned most, either Nature, in seating a Noble soule in a vile body, or

    The Decameron

  • Christe Iesu, the eternalle and verie sonne of thalmightie father, the seconde persone in the holie inseparable, equalle, and euerlastyng Trinitie: Of a sette purpose, and spiritualle secrete, not reuealed from the beginning of tyme, and aboue mannes capacitie: was by the meane of the holy ghost, conceiued and borne manne.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • And vnderstanding that you are of right good capacitie, and become a Factor at

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

  • The foresaid ships were of an huge and incredible capacitie and receipt.

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

  • Then did hee bring mee to the water tower of the same Citie, that by a sleight and deuise hath the water brought vp as high as any Church in the towne, and to tel you the strange deuises of all, it passeth my capacitie.

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

  • Agricultural economists faced the challenge to lobby for strong, integrated policy capacitie.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Euen so cannot our vulgar Poesie shew it self either gallant or gorgious, if any lymme be left naked and bare and not clad in his kindly clothes and coulours, such as may conuey them somewhat our of sight, that is from the common course of ordinary speach and capacitie of the vulgar iudgement, and yet being artificially handled must needes yeld it much more bewtie and commendation.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • First because he is euen & smooth, without any angle, or interruption, most voluble and apt to turne, and to continue motion, which is the author of life: he conteyneth in him the commodious description of euery other figure, & for his ample capacitie doth resemble the world or uniuers, & for his indefiniteness hauing no speciall place of beginning nor end, beareth a similitude with God and eternitie.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • In which conceiuing capacitie, maruellous performance, incredible charge and high commendation of the most excellent Artificer, woorthily allowed in euerie partition and elegant conuention of exquisite Lineaments.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

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