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  • _ His greatnesse is the peoples, mine's mine owne.

    Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

  • I do thee: considering the greatnesse of thy minde, which consisteth not in the heaping up of money, as wretched and miserable Worldlings make it their onely felicity; but, contending in bounty to spend what is thine, didst hold it for no shame to kil me, thereby to make thy selfe so much the more worthily famous.

    The Decameron

  • Declaring, that wise and vertuous ladies, ought to hold their chastitie in more esteeme, then the greatnesse and treasures of princes: And that a discreete lord should not offer modestie violence

    The Decameron

  • Moreover, I covet not that you should extend any clemency or kindnesse to me, but by my voluntary confession of the truth do intend (first of all) to defend mine honour, with reasons sound, good, and substantiall, and then vertuously pursue to full effect, the greatnesse of my minde and constant resolution.

    The Decameron

  • What greatnesse, what merits or precedence, could cause Gisippus not to care, for the losse of his kindred, those of Sophronia, yea, of

    The Decameron

  • The travalles and miseries of this World, have now no more to meddle with thee, and thy very heaviest enemy hath bestowed such a grave on thee, as thy greatnesse in vertue worthily deserveth; now nothing else is wanting, wherewith to beautifie thy

    The Decameron

  • For, beside their infinit cares and feares wherewith such greatnesse is continually attended, at the royall Tables, they have drunke poyson in a Golden pot.

    The Decameron

  • The greatnesse of this pompe and glory, so suddenly throwne on Signior

    The Decameron

  • Officers about her, who (for more demonstration of her greatnesse) do carry the Rod and plummet of Lead.

    The Decameron

  • Countie or Shiere, there should be sette one Prieste or moe, acordyng to the greatnesse of the same, suche as ware best tried.

    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

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