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  • But for the most part the steames of waters bee vnpleasant, because the earth doeth seldome times smel well.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • And viewing in him great plenty of straung Histories, I thought good to select such as were the best and principal, wherin trauailing not far, I occurred vpon some which I deemed most worthy the prouulgation in our natiue tongue, reducing them into such compendious forme, as I truste shall not appeare vnpleasant.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Wherfore theire mindes were wonderfullye bent and incensed vpon that vnpleasant sight.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • _Cleomenes_ king of the Lacedemonians geue this vnpleasant answere to the

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Also the Poet or makers speech becomes vicious and vnpleasant by nothing more than by vsing too much surplusage: and this both not only in a word or two more than ordinary, but in whole clauses, and peraduenture large sentences impertinently spoken, or with more labour and curiositie than is requisite.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • For preceptes in all Authors, and namelie in Aristotle, without applying vnto them, the Imitation of examples, be hard, drie, and cold, and therfore barrayn, vnfruitfull and vnpleasant.

    The Scholemaster

  • Thus much for the terme, though not greatly pertinent to the matter, yet not vnpleasant to know for them that delight in such niceties.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Also the Poet or makers speech becomes vicious and vnpleasant by nothing more than by vsing too much surplusage: and this lieth not only in a word or two more than ordinary, but in whole clauses, and peraduenture large sentences impertinently spoken, or with more labour and curiositie than is requisite.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Which madeCleomenes king of the Lacedemonians geue this vnpleasant answere to the Ambassadors of the Samiens, who had tolde him a long message from their Citie, and desired to know his pleasure in it.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • For preceptes in all Authors, and namelie in _Aristotle_, without applying vnto them, the Imitation of examples, be hard, drie, and cold, and therfore barrayn, vnfruitfull and vnpleasant.

    The Schoolmaster

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