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  • The Generall, to trie the euent of the matter by expedition, the next day beganne to march in this sort: his owne Regiment, and the Regiment of Sir

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

  • As for the story of Slata Baba, or the Golden hagge, which I haue read in some mappes, and descriptions of these countries, to be an idole after the forme of an old woman that being demanded by the Priest, giueth them certaine Oracles, concerning the successe, and euent of things, I found it to be a very fable.

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

  • Lucane maketh a great matter of eclipses, and of other strange sights precéeding the bloudie battels betweene Pompeie and Cesar; intimating hereby, that prodigious woonders, and other rare and vnaccustomed accidents are significations of some notable euent insuing, either to some great personage, to the common-wealth, or to the state of the church.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • Upon which straung euent, the people raysed great shoutes and acclamations: wherupon Androdus was called before the Emperoure, and demaunded the cause, why that most cruell beast did in that sorte, fawne and fauour him aboue all other.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Nowe the Queene _Telosia_, shee dwelleth in a place of cloudie darkenes, her house is kept close and shut, for that shee will not shew her selfe vnto man, nor anothomise, discouer, and laye open her selfe vnto any as shee is, and for this cause the euent of her variable determination is kept secret.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • And I was affraide of the presaging poesie that I had read, otherwise aduising me, whereof I now thought to late to experience the effect thereof, and looking for no other euent, I remained as doubtfull of the deuine vision, therewith as much deceyued as _Semele_ with the fayned shape of the _Epidaurean

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • When so euer we multiply our speech by many words or clauses of one sence, the Greekes call it _Sinonimia_, as who would say like or consenting names: the Latines hauing no fitte terme to giue him, called it by a name of euent, for (said they) many words of one nature and sence, one of them doth expound another.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • _Philino_ harkning daily after the euent of this matter, met him, and recommended his daughter to the Lords, who perceiuing her great beauty and other good parts, brought her to the King, to whom she exhibited her fathers supplication, and found so great fauour in his eye, as without any long delay she obtained her sute at his hands.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • By the issue hereof, I meane the death of the foresaid, but speciallie of the archbishop, the prophesie of a sickelie canon of Bridlington in Yorkshire fell out to be true, who darklie inough foretold this matter, [Sidenote *: _Archiepiscopus_.] & the infortunate euent thereof in these words hereafter following, saieng:

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • Goe, guarde them hence, a little breath well spent, cheates expectation in his fairst euent.

    Sir Thomas More

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