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  • noun Obsolete form of history.


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  • Vppon the which I stoode with open mouth attentiuely gazing with my eyes, and rauished in minde with the beautie of the hystorie, so well disposed, so perfectly ordered, so artificiallye paynted and curiouslie expressed, whole and sounde, without any signe of decaye, the strength of the glutinous substance, which ioyned and held the Thessalature or checkers, together was such and so perfect.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Thys rehearsed hystorie, for the better and sweeter pleasing to the eye, the workeman had graced in this sort.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Wilt thou learne what fruite is reaped of wicked luste, to dispoyle virgins and maydens of their greatest vertue see the hystorie of Appius Claudius and Sir Didaco the Spanish knight?

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Queste poche scripture ovveramente hystorie quello il quale diligentemente le leggiera, expeditamente potra cognoscere

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • [A briefe collection or epitomie of all the notable and material things contained in the hystorie of Guicchiardine: being verie necessarie for Parliament, councell, treatises, and negotiations.] (London, 1591).

    Inventory of Robert Carter's Estate, November [1733]

  • Mar. If I should tell my hystorie, it would seeme like lies disdaind in the reporting.

    Pericles (1609 Quarto)

  • Which of the most learned is thought to be in Mesopotamia, the most fertile and pleasaunte country in the world (as may appeare by Diodorus Syculus description of it, in the hystorie of Alexanders conquest thereof) lying betweene the two famous Ryuers (which are sayd in scripture to flow out of Paradise) Tygris and Euphrates, whereof it is so denominate.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • [Sidenote: Wherfore lernyng is called humanitie] For what letteth that they shulde not lerne eyther a proper fable, arte of poets, or a sentence, or a notable prety hystorie, or

    The Education of Children

  • AH this is shewed here before in this hystorie, wherfore I nede nat to speke therof agayne, but I wyll speke of the siege of Lisbone, and of the kynge of Spayne, of whome 1 shall make true relacyon, accordynge as I was en formed.

    Sir John Froissart's chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the adjoining countries;

  • The hole hystorie of this matter is so enterlaced with miracles, that Polydor himselfe (who beleaved them better then I) began to delye with it; sayinge, _that Monkes weare much delighted with them_ "

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1


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