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  • The grand Signiors salutation thus ended, the master brought the ship to an anker at Rapamat neere the ambassadors house, where hee likewise saluted him with all his great ordinance once ouer, and where he landed the Present, the deliuerie whereof for a time was staied: the cause of which staie it shall neither be dishonorable for our nation, or that woorthie man the ambassador to shew you.

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

  • And there the ships staie and discharge, and send vp their goods in Paroes to Pegu.

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

  • First truly I note, not onely in these mysomousoi, Poet-haters, but in all that kind of people who seek a praise, by dispraising others, that they do prodigally spend a great many wandring words in quips and scoffes, carping and taunting at each thing, which by sturring the spleene, may staie the brain from a th [o] rough beholding the worthinesse of the subject.

    Defence of Poesie

  • For which cause, I was excessiuely desirous to staie and looke vppon it, but my leaders and guides would not suffer mee, and yet by the theft of my eye in the Zopher, ouer the gate I noted this inscription, Ο ΤΗΣ

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • I without staie intending to do so, and thinking nothing, but to do her seruice in any sort that she would commaund me, went to the place.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • There I hauing small delight to make anie long staie, I intended to take an vnknowne way further in, which my vndertaken course, I espied a light whiche so long I had wished for, comming in at a litle wicket as small as I could see.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • The letter goes on to explain that the writer had been granted a 'pattent for salting, drying, and packing of fishe in the counties of Devon and Cornwall,' but letters from the Privy Council had caused the 'staie thereof.'

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • The king hauing set a staie in things about Shrewesburie, went straight to Yorke, from whence he wrote to the earle of Northumberland, willing him to dismisse his companies that he had with him, [Sidenote: The earle of Northumberland commeth to the king.] and to come vnto him in peaceable wise.

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

  • The archbishop not meaning to staie after he saw himselfe accompanied with a great number of men, that came flocking to Yorke to take his part in this quarrell, foorthwith discouered his enterprise, causing the articles aforesaid to be set vp in the publike stréets of the citie of

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

  • London, in all the townes and places where those that had the conueiance of it did staie with it all night, they caused dirige to be soong in the euening, and masse of requiem in the morning; and as well after the one seruice as the other, his face discouered, was shewed to all that courted to behold it.

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

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