Cameos from English History ...

Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1896

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Pàgina 266 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Pàgina 161 - Who is on my side? who?" And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses : and he trode her under foot.
Pàgina 210 - O'erflow thy courts : the Light himself shall shine Reveal'd, and God's eternal day be thine ! The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay, Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away ; But fix'd his word, his saving power remains; Thy realm for ever lasts, thy own MESSIAH reigns !" My dear children, make this king of Zion your friend, by sweetly submitting to the sceptre of his grace.
Pàgina 224 - York ! the harmless tool of others' hate ; He sues for pardon,! and repents too late. Now angry Somerset her vengeance vows On Swift's reproaches for her ******* spouse :§ From her red locks her mouth with venom fills, And thence into the royal ear instils.
Pàgina 334 - See these mournful spectres sweeping Ghastly o'er this hated wave, Whose wan cheeks are stain'd with weeping, These were English captains brave: Mark those numbers, pale and horrid, Those were once my sailors bold, Lo, each hangs his drooping forehead, While his dismal tale is told." "I, by twenty sail attended, Did this Spanish town affright; Nothing then its wealth defended But my orders not to fight : O ! that in this rolling ocean I had cast them with disdain, And obey'd my heart's warm motion,...
Pàgina 334 - For resistance I could fear none, But with twenty ships had done What thou, brave and happy Vernon, Hast achieved with six alone. Then the Bastimentos never Had our foul dishonour seen, Nor the sea the sad receiver Of this gallant train had been. "Thus, like thee, proud Spain dismaying, And her galleons leading home, Though condemned for disobeying, I had met a traitor's doom; To have fallen, my country crying, He has played an English part, Had been better far than dying Of a grieved and broken...
Pàgina 363 - Charles put himself at the head of the second line, which was close behind the first, and addressed them in these words: — "Follow me, gentlemen, and by the blessing of " God, I will this day make you a free and happy people...
Pàgina 54 - It is a hard case that I am the last man to have law and justice in the whole nation.
Pàgina 28 - Streven drew up as we was making our retrait, and thoght of a pass to cut us off, but we took courage and fell to them, made them run, leaving a dousain on the place. What these rogues will dou yet I know not, but the contry was flocking to them from all hands. This may be counted the beginning of the rebellion, in my opinion.

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