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  • My eyes before vsed to such obumbrated darkenes, could scarse abide to behould the light, thorow watery sadnes.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • But, alas! this was no more than a transient gleam of sunshine, which was suddenly obumbrated by the sequel of his explanation; insomuch, that, when the merchant understood the nature of the security, his visage was involved in a most disagreeable gloom, and his eyes distorted into a most hideous obliquity of vision; indeed, he squinted so horribly, that

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom — Volume 02

  • But, alas! this was no more than a transient gleam of sunshine, which was suddenly obumbrated by the sequel of his explanation; insomuch, that, when the merchant understood the nature of the security, his visage was involved in a most disagreeable gloom, and his eyes distorted into a most hideous obliquity of vision; indeed, he squinted so horribly, that

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom — Complete

  • This retort, which carried a severe allusion to the president’s wife, lighted up the countenances of the aggressor’s friends, which had begun to be a little obumbrated; and had a contrary effect upon the other faction, till their chief, collecting all his capacity, returned the salute, by observing, that there was no occasion for a horn-work, when the covered way was not worth defending.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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