Tales of the Peerage and the Peasantry, Band 1


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Seite 166 - The judgment of the law is, and this high court doth award, that you, William, Earl of Kilmarnock, George, Earl of Cromartie, and Arthur, Lord Balmerino, and every one of you, return to the prison of the Tower, from whence you came ; from thence you must be drawn to the place of execution ; when you come there, you must be hanged by the neck, but not till you are dead ; for you must be cut down alive ; then your bowels must be taken out, and burnt before your faces ; then your heads must be severed...
Seite 203 - my dear Mrs. Betty, for the love of God run quickly and bring her with you! You know my lodging; and if ever you made despatch in your life, do it at present: I am almost distracted with this disappointment!
Seite 89 - There's some say that we wan, Some say that they wan, Some say that nane wan at a', man ; But ae thing I'm sure, That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was, which I saw, man ; And we ran, and they ran, And they ran and we ran, And we ran, and they ran awa, man.
Seite 168 - ... hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground. Judge, therefore, of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly, virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed. For prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Seite 202 - I am to present a petition to-night ; and if I let slip this opportunity, I am undone, for to-morrow will be too late. Hasten her as much as possible, for I shall be on thorns till she comes.
Seite 211 - Pompeius' head. Some, that watched with the murderer's knife, With eager thirst to drink thy guiltless blood, Whose practice brake by happy end of life, Weep envious tears to hear thy fame so good.
Seite 166 - Offender in the like Kind. The most ignominious and painful Parts of it are usually remitted, by the Grace of the Crown, to Persons of your Quality: But the Law, in this Case, being deaf to all Distinctions of Persons, requires I should pronounce, and accordingly it is adjudged by this Court, That you, James Earl of Derwentwater...
Seite 198 - To this petition the king answered, that on this, and all other occasions, he would do what he thought most consistent with the dignity of his crown and the safety of his people.
Seite 128 - The busy craftsman and o'er-labour'd hind Forget the travail of the day in sleep: Care only wakes, and moping Pensiveness; With meagre, discontented looks they sit, And watch the wasting of the midnight taper. Such vigils must I keep, so wakes my soul, Restless and self-tormented!
Seite 202 - ... pardon. I made Mrs. Mills take off her own hood, and put on that which I had brought for her. I then took her by the hand, and led her out of my lord's chamber ; and, in passing through the next room, in which there were several people, with all the concern imaginable, I said, my dear Mrs.

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