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  • News at Eleven: 'I have paid death one of my Children for my Ransome,' he John Donne wrote bleakly, describing his recovery from fever to a friend, and adding an apologetic postscript: 'Because I loved it well, I make account that I dignifie the memorie of it, by mentioning of it to you.'

    August 29th Poetic Ticker Clicking

  • Page: 57 may whisper to the contrary; the use of Apparel is to dignifie the

    The Gentlewoman's Companion: or,%0AA Guide to the Female Sex

  • _Cicero_, the _Plinies_, and thousands more whom I might enumerate, that disdained not to cultivate these _Rusticities_ even with their own hands, and to esteem it no small _Accession_, to dignifie their

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • And now hath Pope Leo his Holiness found the Popedome exceeding puissant, of whom it is hoped, that if they amplified it by armes, he by his goodness, and infinite other vertues, will much more advantage and dignifie it.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

  • Frown not on me, Ladies, that I seem to be thus severe in reproving the excess of Apparel; yet I do not deny, there is a kind of priviledg in youth for wearing fashionable Clothes, Jewels and Diamonds, which Nature (who doth nothing in vain) hath provided; and whatsoever some maliciously may whisper to the contrary; the use of Apparel is to dignifie the Wearer, and add more beauty to the Creature, provided the Apparel be not above the dignity of her that weareth it, nor doth exceed the Arithmetick of her Revenues.

    The Gentlewomans Companion

  • 73: (So fought, so follow'd, and so fairely wonne) 74: Came not, till now, to dignifie the Times

    Henry IV, Part Two (1623 First Folio Edition)

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