Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II.

D. Appleton and Company, 1869 - 475 Seiten

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Seite 157 - 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 63 - Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep To break the Scottish circle deep, That fought around their king. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though billmen ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring ; The stubborn spearmen still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that he fell.
Seite 460 - 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 448 - 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 47 - Harold ! take it, if such be thy wish ; but the gift will be thy ruin. Against the duke and his baronage, no power of thine can avail thee.
Seite 275 - 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 49 - ... warrior was undaunted, and, during his recovery, he sung thus: "My wounds were bleeding as I rode, And down the hill the bonders strode, Killing the wounded with the sword, The followers of their rightful lord. From wood to wood I crept along, Unnoticed by the bonder throng; 'Who knows,' I thought, 'a day may come, My name may yet be great at home.
Seite 44 - And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever, and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another ; and call the lands after their own names.
Seite 430 - The warriors of the sacred grave, Who looked to Christ for laws, And perished for the faith they gave Their comrades and the cause ; They perished, in one fate alike, The veteran and the boy, Where'er the regal arm could strike, To torture and destroy : While darkly down the stream of time, Devised by evil fame, Float murmurs of mysterious crime, And tales of secret shame. How oft, when avarice, hate, or pride, Assault some noble...
Seite 350 - 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.

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