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  • The work is greatly expanded by introductory matter and glosses, written by one E.K., and each eclogue is preceded by a carefully designed woodcut and followed by a motto or "embleme" summing up the attitude of each speaker.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • The circle was widely venerated as the most perfect figure and therefore as “a clear embleme of eternity”

    HIERARCHY AND ORDER

  • At least waies, I finde this opinion, confirmed by a pretie deuise or embleme that _Lucianus_ alleageth he saw in the pourtrait of _Hercules_ within the Citie of Marseills in

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • It is to the soule, as wings to the foule: this also is a Scripture embleme to picture the Angels with wings, as in the hangings of the

    A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale In a Sermon Preached at a Generall Visitation at Ipswich

  • There is an equal delusion in both, and the one doth but seem to be the embleme or picture of the other: we are somewhat more than our selves in our sleeps, and the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul.

    The Second Part

  • He gone, comes Mr. Herbert, Mr. Honiwood's man, and dined with me, a very honest, plain, well-meaning man, I think him to be; and by his discourse and manner of life, the true embleme of an old ordinary serving-man.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Mr. Honiwood's man, and dined with me, a very honest, plain, well-meaning man, I think him to be; and by his discourse and manner of life, the true embleme of an old ordinary serving-man.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 30: August/September 1664

  • He gone, comes Mr. Herbert, Mr. Honiwood's man, and dined with me, a very honest, plain, well-meaning man, I think him to be; and by his discourse and manner of life, the true embleme of an old ordinary serving-man.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1664 N.S.

  • Mr. Honiwood's man, and dined with me, a very honest, plain, well-meaning man, I think him to be; and by his discourse and manner of life, the true embleme of an old ordinary serving-man.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Aug/Sep 1664

  • The cyclical pattern of the "monethes" -- name, woodcut, argument, eclogue, "embleme," gloss -- is enhanced by the repetition of graphic elements: argument in italics, eclogue in black letter, glosses in roman type.

    Shepheardes Calendar

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