Judicious writers have always practised
this art of contrast with great success.
Rebecca, the daughter of Isaac of York, is, by many frequent and suspicious circumstances, defamed of sorcery practised
on the person of a noble knight of our holy Order, and hath challenged the combat in proof of her innocence.
And if it be found that these nurses ever presume to entertain the girls with frightful or foolish stories, or the common follies practised
by chambermaids among us, they are publicly whipped thrice about the city, imprisoned for a year, and banished for life to the most desolate part of the country.
Note that they were heroes in the days of old and practised
the medicines of which I am speaking at the siege of Troy: You will remember how, when Pandarus wounded Menelaus, they
I do not believe that there was in that genteel Bohemia an intensive culture of chastity, but I do not remember so crude a promiscuity as seems to be practised
in the present day.