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William Lilly


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William Lilly : Lilly's Latin Grammar

It was Lilly's Latin Grammar. It called for uncommon perseverance to come at its contents, so much had it suffered from the use and abuse of schools... But I was desperate; nothing now could daunt me. I sewed, and pasted and repaired and covered the old book... and then conned and conjectured, and unweariedly considered its contents, that I might comprehend them. My father finding me resolved, gave me all the assistance in his power, but my reliance was on my own persevering and unconquerable determination to succeed.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Lutton      Print: Book


William Lilly : Merlini Anglici Ephemeris

'Thence we read and laughed at Lillys prophecies this month - in his almanac this year.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Print: Book, almanac


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