There ben also so mani bokes and tretees of vices and of vertues and of dyuerse doctrines that thys short lyfe shall rather haue an ende of eury man thenne he maye other studye hem or rede hem.
A] wondir olde boke of lytil quantiti the whiche as to the syghte semed as of none reputacion .
It was in Flete Street, at the sign of the Sun, that the Boke of Comforte Agaynste All Tribulacyons was printed around 1505.
Prompt service and well-presented food is the order of the day at Bokes
, followed by a couple of glasses of fine French and German wine.
Such an emphasis continues in some courtesy books published in the sixteenth century, for example, Hugh Rhodes's The Boke
of Nurture for Men, Servauntes and Chyldren, with Stans Puer ad Mensam (1577).
For out of olde feldes, as men seyth, Cometh al this newe corn from yet to yere, And out of olde bokes, in good feyth, Cometh al this newe science that men lere.
Knowledge "a certeyn thing" independent of historical, social, and cultural influences is contained in "olde bokes.
I wok, and othere bokes tok me to, To reede upon, and yit I rede alwey.
both lerne her boke, & beside that, to handle wolle and flaxe: whiche are two craftes yet lefte of that olde innocent worlde, both profitable and kepers of temperance: whiche thynge specially women ought to have in price .
A very frutefull and pleasant boke called the instruction of a christen woman, turned out of Laten into Englysshe by R.
Yet these studies "in many bokes
, & sundry languages" still did not provide Dee with the insights into the natural world that he desired.
v) there is the following note in the lower margin: 'Ryth as owth3 of olde feeldes comyth newe corn so owth of olde bokes
comyth new doctryne.