The Life of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, to which is Added the True Relation of My Birth, Breeding and Life (Google eBook)

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J.C. Nimmo, 1886 - Nobility - 388 pages
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Page 397 - Travels into several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships.
Page ix - But where a book is at once both good and rare where the individual is almost the species, and when that perishes, We know not where is that Promethean torch That can its light...
Page 312 - Met my Lady Newcastle going with her coaches and footmen all in velvet ; herself, whom I never saw before, as I have heard her often described, for all the town-talk, is nowadays of her extravagancies, with her velvet cap, her hair about her ears; many black patches, because of pimples about her mouth ; naked-necked, without anything about it, and a black just-au-corps.
Page 318 - But I verily believe some censuring readers will scornfully say, why hath this lady writ her own life? Since none cares to know whose daughter she was, or whose wife she is, or how she was bred, or what fortunes she had, or how she lived, or what humour or disposition she was of?
Page 52 - Whilst the Enemy was following our flying Troops, I charged him on the rear with my three Troops ; drove him down the Hill, brake him all to pieces ; forced Lieutenant-General Cavendish into a Bog, who fought in this reserve : one Officer cut him on the head ; and, as he lay, my Captain-Lieutenant Berry thrust him into the short ribs, of which he died, about two hours after, in Gainsborough...
Page xli - Malcom, Land, rediv. INSCRIPTION ON A MONUMENT ALLUDED TO IN THE SKETCH Here lyes the Loyal Duke of Newcastle, and his Duchess his second wife, by whom he had no issue. Her name was Margaret Lucas, youngest sister to the Lord Lucas of Colchester, a noble family ; for all the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous. This...
Page 302 - HARRY, whose tuneful and well-measured song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan With Midas' ears, committing short and long, Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for Envy to look wan : To after age thou shalt be writ the man That with smooth air couldst humour best our tongue.
Page 75 - If York be lost, I shall esteem my crown little less, unless supported by your sudden march to me, and a miraculous conquest in the South, before the effects of the northern power can be found here : but if York be relieved, and you beat the rebels...
Page 313 - Newcastle; which we could not, she being followed and crowded upon by coaches all the way she went, that nobody could come near her ; only I could see she was in a large black coach, adorned with silver instead of gold, and so white curtains, and every thing black and white, and herself in her cap.
Page 56 - Since the business of Gainsborough, the " hearts of our men have been so deaded that we have lost " most of them by running away. So that we were forced to " leave Lincoln upon a sudden : and if I had not done it " then, I should have been left alone in it.

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