Cameos from English History ...

Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1899

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Seite 122 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Seite 368 - Many people shed tears ; for there was the wasted skull which once was the head that thought so wisely and boldly for his country's deliverance ; and there was the dry bone which had once been the sturdy arm that killed Sir Henry de Bohun, between the two armies, at a single blow, on the evening before the battle of Bannockburn.
Seite 359 - It was a horrible devastation that he made, and yet this was only what was then supposed to be the necessity of war, for it was while burning many a homestead, and reducing multitudes to perish with famine, that Bruce halted his whole army to protect one sick and suffering washerwoman. " This was a full great courtesy, That swilk a king and so mighty Gert his men dwell on this manner • But for a poor lavender.
Seite 216 - Thus the bishop of Winchester paid a tun of good wine for not reminding the king (John) to give a girdle to the countess of Albemarle ; and Robert de Vaux five best palfreys, that the same king might hold his peace about Henry Pinel's wife. Another paid four marks for leave to eat (pro licentia comedendi).
Seite 28 - For he seeth that wise men also die, and perish together, as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for other.
Seite 37 - His coat of mail was called Emma; and it was so long that it reached almost to the middle of his leg, and so strong that no weapon ever pierced it. Then said King Harald...
Seite 274 - The three primary requisites of poetical Genius; an eye that can see Nature, a heart that can feel Nature, and a resolution that dares follow nature.
Seite 61 - But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak: for it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
Seite 37 - Hild's bloody field. Thereupon Thiodolf sang : — And should our king in battle fall, — A fate that God may give to all, His sons will vengeance take ; And never shone the sun upon Two nobler eaglets in his run...
Seite v - Cameos" are intended as a book for young people just beyond the elementary histories of England, and able to enter in some degree into the real spirit of events, and to be struck with characters and scenes presented in some relief. " Instead of dry details," says the NONCONFORMIST, "we have living pictures, faithful, vivid, and striking.

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