Rothelan: a romance of the English histories, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Oliver & Boyd, 1824 - English fiction
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Page 5 - No place was so wild that the plague did not visit, none so secret that the quick-sighted pestilence did not discover, none could fly that it did not overtake. It was as if Heaven had repented the making of mankind, and was shovelling them all into the sepulchre. Justice was forgotten, and her courts deserted: the terrified...
Page 317 - The SCRAP BOOK; a Collection of Amusing and Striking Pieces, in Prose and Verse ; with an Introduction, and Occasional Remarks and Contributions ; by JOHN M'DIARMID, Author of the Life of William Cowper.
Page 5 - ... cattle went moaning up and down the fields, wondering what had become of their keepers ; the rooks and the ravens came into the towns, and built their nests in the mute belfries; silence was universal, save when some infected wretch was seen clamouring at a window.
Page 6 - Shrift there was none ; churches and chapels were open, but neither priest nor penitent entered ; all went to the charnel-house. The sexton and the physician were cast into the same deep and wide grave ; the testator and his heirs and executors were hurled from the same cart into the same hole together.
Page 316 - Hints respecting the Improvement of the Literary and Scientific Education of Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, in the University of Edinburgh.
Page 106 - ... they received on those who fall into their hands. The condition of European servants in that climate is very wretched ; their work is hard, and for the most part abroad, exposed to an unwholesome air ; their diet coarse, being either poul or bread made of Indian corn, or homine or mush, which is meal of the same kind moistened with the fat of bacon ; and their drink, water sweetened with a little ginger and molasses.
Page 6 - Shrift there was none; churches and chapels were open, but neither priest nor penitent entered, all went to the charnel-house. The sexton and the physician were cast into the same deep and wide grave, the testator and his heirs and executors, were hurled from the same cart into the same hole together. Fires became extinguished, as if its element too had expired, the seams of the sailorless ships yawned to the sun.
Page 72 - Comes toward Dunsinane. Arm, arm, and out ! If this, which he avouches, does appear, There is nor flying hence, nor tarrying here. I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun, And wish th' estate o
Page 6 - ... among men. The wells overflowed, and the conduits ran to waste ; the dogs banded themselves together, having lost their masters, and ran howling over all the land; horses perished of famine in their stalls; old friends but looked at one another when they met, keeping themselves far aloof ; creditors claimed no debts, and courtiers performed their promises; little children went wandering up and down, and numbers were seen dead in all corners.
Page 320 - A Father's Gift to his Children ; being a short view of the evidences of the Christian Religion, adapted to the understandings of young persons, and presented to his own family; by a Layman, second edition, 18mo.

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