The cabinet portrait gallery of British worthies... (Google eBook)

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Charles Knight & Co., 1845 - Biography & Autobiography
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Page 60 - Give ample room and verge enough The characters of hell to trace. Mark the year and mark the night When Severn shall re-echo with affright The shrieks of death through Berkeley's roof that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing king...
Page 81 - return to him, and to them that sent you hither, and say to them that they send no more to me for any adventure that falleth, as long as my son is alive.
Page 131 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 52 - For we can give such figures to transparent bodies, and dispose them in such order with respect to the eye and the objects, that the rays shall be refracted and bent towards any place we please ; so that we shall see the object near at hand, or at a distance under any angle we please. And thus from an incredible distance we may read the smallest letters, and may number the smallest particles of dust and sand...
Page 29 - So thick the boughis and the leavis green Beshaded all the alleys that there were, And mids of every arbour might be seen The sharpe greene sweete juniper, Growing so fair with branches here and there, That as it seemed to a lyf without, The boughis spread the arbour all about.
Page 156 - I have been brought up," quoth he, "at Oxford, at an Inn of Chancery, at Lincoln's Inn, and also in the King's Court, and so forth from the lowest degree to the highest; and yet have I in yearly revenues at this present left me little above an hundred pounds by the year.
Page 135 - Where'er he turns, he meets a stranger's eye, His suppliants scorn him, and his followers fly ; Now drops at once the pride of awful state, The golden canopy, the glittering plate, The regal palace, the luxurious board, The liveried army, and the menial lord.
Page 166 - I am (quoth I) the king's true, faithful subject and daily bedesman, and pray for His Highness, and all his, and all the realm. I do nobody no harm, I say none harm, I think none harm, but wish everybody good. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith I long not to live.
Page 166 - quoth he ; " alas ! Megg, it pitieth me to remember into what misery, poor soul, she shall shortly come.
Page 117 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.

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