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  • The Count took notice of the word excesse; and would have it I meant more than I said.

    51. Character. Versailles

  • But, as excesse of delight is the Nurse to negligence, and begetteth such an overpresuming boldnesse, as afterward proveth to be sauced with repentance: so came it to passe with our over-fond

    The Decameron

  • Rome, and there either by some surfeit, excesse of feeding, or otherwise, his stomacke being grievously offended and pained; the

    The Decameron

  • Now, whether feeding on salt meates before his coming thither, or customary use of drinking, which maketh men unable any long while to abstaine as being never satisfied with excesse; which of these two extreames they were, I know not: but drinke needs he must.

    The Decameron

  • Gabriello hearing this, began to smile, affirming to her, that it was an especial note of folly, to give any credit to idle dreames: because (oftentimes) they are caused by excesse of feeding, and continually are observed to be meere lyes.

    The Decameron

  • Overcome with excesse of joy, which made the teares to trickle downe his cheekes, he proffered to embrace and kisse the Maide: but she refusing his kindnesse, because (as yet) she knew no reason for it, hee turned himselfe to Jacomino, saying.

    The Decameron

  • Privily I doe consyder with myselfe whether it is not so, & the bottel had suche a draughte therin; & that Crokeham had come to noe harm had he not drunke it all incontynent, but by excesse is strucke down.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • They doe obserue the lawe of the Greekes with such excesse of superstition, as the like hath not bene heard of.

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

  • This he did, partly to conceale from the Priors Aliens the intelligence of the secret affaires of his Realme, and partly because of a great disobedience & excesse, that was committed by the inhabitants of Wincelsey, against Prince Edward his eldest sonne.

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

  • In other objects feare excesse: here no extasie is high enough.

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

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