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  • I don't know what he would have thought had he been in my case, with his matchless "steede" dead, and in the pangs of thirst himself, his

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • Spanish pilot called Noblezia, which I tooke in at Cades at my comming foorth: he went with me all this voyage into the Leuant without wages, of good will that he bare me and the shippe, he stoode me in good steede vntill I came backe againe to Cades, and then I needed no Pilot.

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

  • But principally I reioyce in my selfe, that I haue nourished and maintained that witte, which is like by some meanes and in some measure, to profile and steede you in this worthy action.

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

  • For by taking a bone from the man (who was _nimium osseus_, exceeded and was somewhat monstrous, by one bone too much) to strengthen the woman, and by putting flesh in steede thereof to mollifie the man, he made a sweete complexion and temper betwixt them, like harmony in musicke, for their amiable cohabitation.

    Notes and Queries, Number 44, August 31, 1850

  • He set her on her steede, and forward forth did beare.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • But what sorrowe and griefe will it be, to see them wander in the world like vagabounds banished from their liuings, and remaine in continuall pouertie, without place and refuge of their miserie? who in steede of blessing or praysinge the houre of thy birth, will cursse the in their minds a thousand times, as the cause of all their ouerthrow and ill fortune.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • The Abbatte spurrde his steede, and eftsoones roadde awaie.

    The Rowley Poems

  • To be shorte, this lecherous Lady, burning inwardlye with amourous desyre, abused her selfe with hym, in steede of the Marques.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • But the Earle of Sarisburie before his departure, had giuen so good order, that their successe was not such as they hoped: for they wer so liuely repelled by them that wer within, as not able to endure their furie, in steede of making their approches, they were constrayned to go further of.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Whylst grass doth grow, oft sterves the seely steede.

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