Persons and Pictures from the Histories of France and England: From the Norman Conquest to the Fall of the Stuarts

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Riker, Thorne & Company, 1854 - 440 Seiten
 

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Seite 199 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A Creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Seite 117 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Seite 176 - ... all my other servants a year's pay besides their due, lest otherwise they should be unprovided for. Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things.
Seite 256 - You shall receive, my dear wife, my last words, in these my last lines. My love I send you, that you may keep it when I am dead ; and my counsel, that you may remember it when I am no more. I would not...
Seite 179 - O Father ! O Creator ! thou who art the way, the truth, and the life, thou knowest that I have not deserved this fate ; " and then turning to the judges, made the most pathetic declarations of her innocence.
Seite 248 - Who is the judge of friendship but adversity, or when is grace witnessed but in offences? There were no divinity but by reason of compassion ; for revenges are brutish and mortal.
Seite 248 - I that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting like Diana, walking like Venus, the gentle wind blowing her fair hair about her pure cheeks, like a nymph; sometime sitting in the shade like a Goddess; sometime singing like an angel; sometime playing like Orpheus. Behold the sorrow of this world! Once amiss, hath bereaved me of all.
Seite 248 - My heart was never broken till this day, that I hear the Queen goes away so far off — whom I have followed so many years with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her, in a dark prison all alone.
Seite 175 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Seite 248 - My heart was never broke till this day, that I hear the queen goes away so far off, whom I have followed so many years, with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her in a dark prison, all alone. While she was yet near at hand, that I might hear of her once in two or three days, my sorrows were the less ; but even now my heart is cast into the depth of misery.

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