Human longevity, its facts and its fictions

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Murray, 1873 - 320 páginas
 

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Página 220 - He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew: Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Throned in the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines!
Página 14 - The days of our age are three-score years and ten ; and though men be so strong that they come to four-score years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
Página 72 - I might be between 10 and 12; for, says he, I was sent to Northallerton with a horse-load of arrows, but they sent a bigger boy from thence to the army with them.
Página 290 - In the last century of his life he was a fisherman, and used to trade in the streams; his diet Was coarse and sour, but towards the latter end of his days he begged up and down. He hath sworn in Chancery, and other courts, to above 140 years...
Página 99 - knew the old Countess of Desmond of Inchiquin in Munster, who lived in the year 1589 and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all Earls of Desmond since then ; and that this is true all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Página 294 - Truly husband, quoth she, it is a pin indeed ; so she took up the pin, and Master Porter was half in a maze that the old man had recovered his sight again ; but it was quickly found...
Página 98 - Bristol to seek relief, y e house of Desmonde having been ruined by Attainder. She was married in the Keigne of King Edward IV., and in y e course of her long pilgrimage renewed her teeth twice. Her principal residence is at Inchiquin in Munster, whither she undoubtedlye proposeth (her purpose accomplished) incontinentlie to return. LAUS DEO.
Página 291 - You have lived longer than other men, what have you done more than other men ?' He replied, ' I did penance when I was an hundred years old.

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