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Page 26 - Richard ; no man cried, God save him ; No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : But dust was thrown upon his sacred head ; Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, His face still combating with tears and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience, That had not God, for some strong purpose, steel'd The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted, And barbarism itself have pitied him.
Page 49 - ... Whitchurch, about a mile distant, on the road to Ruthin. In the porch is a monumental brass, with representations of Richard Myddelton of Gwaenynog, and Jane his wife, with nine sons and seven daughters, all kneeling. He was governor of Denbigh castle in the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth. Of his sons, several were highly distinguished. William, the third son, acquired renown as a naval captain, and as a poet; Thomas, the fourth son, became Lord Mayor of London, and founder of the...
Page 70 - J;o the child's memory, with the simple record : " In loving remembrance of Leonard Bright (son of John Bright, MP, and Margaret Elizabeth, his wife), who died at Llandudno, November 8th, 1864. Aged nearly six years. ' And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
Page 404 - ... mention of Cardiff castle occurs in the Truman manuscript, under Morgan Hen, who began his reign in the early part of the 10th century. The only historical event of any importance connected with it, subsequently to the union of Wales with England in the reign of Henry VIII. is the siege it sustained in the time of Charles I. It was garrisoned for the king, but was betrayed into the hands of Cromwell by one of the royalists, who is said to have led his troops into the castle, through a subterraneous...
Page 300 - Frenchmen there were enow to be killed, enow to be taken prisoners, and enow to run away.
Page 256 - ... an age there, and think it a day. If you have a mind to live long, and renew your youth, come with Mrs.
Page 119 - Bulkelcy, who not only alienated many of the lands belonging to it, but even sold the bells of the church.
Page 54 - Over the door of a cottage on the estate are the following lines, composed by the learned lexicographer : — " Around this peaceful cot, this humble shed, If health, if confidence, if virtue tread, Though no proud column grace the gaudy door, Where sculptured elegance parades it o'er ; Nor pomp without, nor pageantry within, Nor splendid show, nor ornament is seen, The swain shall look with pity on the great, Nor barter quiet for a king's estate. 1768.
Page 28 - Alen, admired the beauty of her person, and resolved to make an attempt on her virtue. It is said that he made known to her his passion on a Sunday morning, after her parents were gone to church. She made an excuse to escape from the room, and immediately ran towards the church. He overtook her on the descent of the hill, and, enraged at his disappointment, drew his sword and struck off her head. The head rolled down the hill to the altar, at which the congregation were kneeling, and, stopping there,...