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  • My Musick shewes you have your closes, and all must die.

    The Compleat Angler

  • You are a perverse generation, meerely false in your fairest shewes.

    The Decameron

  • Making signes before him, as if he were both dumbe and deafe; he manifested, that he craved an Almes for Gods sake, making shewes beside, that if need required, he could cleave wood, or doe any reasonable kinde of service.

    The Decameron

  • Woman, because every where else they understoode her not, nor shee them, but by shewes and signes.

    The Decameron

  • Hugnetto, and their Wives, and not knowing how hee came to bee thus empoysoned (because their Sister seemed to bemoane his sodaine death, with as apparant shewes of mourning, as they could possibly expresse) they buried him very honourably, and so all suspition ceased.

    The Decameron

  • While thus they loved together meerely in dumbe shewes, not daring to speake to each other, (though nothing more desired) to finde some ease in this their oppressing passions: Fortune, even as if she pittied their so long languishing, enstructed them how to finde out a way, whereby they might both better releeve themselves.

    The Decameron

  • Father; and, after a few faigned outward shewes, thus she spake.

    The Decameron

  • Latine sentences by heart; some true, but twice so many maimed and false, Saint-like shewes, holy speeches, and ghostly admonitions, which hee would preach under an Oake in the fields, when he had congregated his Parishioners together.

    The Decameron

  • Thei couette no sightes, nor shewes of misrule: no disguisinges nor entreludes.

    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

  • We had divers shewes of study or Moscovie glass, shining not altogether unlike to crystal.

    The North-West Passage

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