Henry of Monmouth: or, Memoirs of the life and character of Henry the fifth (Google eBook)

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Page 415 - AGINCOURT Fair stood the wind for France, When we our sails advance, Nor now to prove our chance, Longer will tarry; But putting to the main At Kaux, the mouth of Seine, With all his martial train, Landed King Harry.
Page 416 - Glo'ster, that duke so good, Next of the royal blood, For famous England stood, With his brave brother, Clarence, in steel so bright, Though but a maiden knight, Yet in that furious fight Scarce such another. Warwick...
Page 416 - Stuck the French horses, With Spanish yew so strong, Arrows a cloth-yard long, That like to serpents stung, Piercing the weather ; None from his fellow starts, But playing manly parts, And like true English hearts, Stuck close together. When down their bows they threw, And forth their bilbows drew, And on the French they flew, Not one was tardy : Arms were from shoulders sent ; Scalps to the teeth were rent ; Down the French peasants went ; Our men were hardy.
Page 417 - Warwick in blood did wade. Oxford the foe invade, And cruel slaughter made, Still as they ran up; Suffolk his axe did ply, Beaumont and Willoughby Bare them right doughtily, Ferrers and Fanhope. Upon St. Crispin's day Fought was this noble fray, Which Fame did not delay. To England to carry; O, when shall English men With such acts fill a pen, Or England breed again Such a King Harry.
Page 26 - What, my lord ! shall we build houses and provide livelihoods for a company of buzzing monks, whose end and fall we ourselves may live to see ? No, no ! it is more meet a great deal, that we should have care to provide for the increase of learning, and for such as by their learning shall do good in the church and commonwealth.
Page 23 - In reply, the kiug granted that "from henceforth nothing be enacted to the petitions of his commons that be contrary to their asking, whereby they should be bound without their assent...
Page 26 - What, my lord, shall we build houses and provide livelihoods for a company of bussing monks, whose end and fall we ourselves may live to see ? No, no, it is more meet a great deal that we should have care to provide for the increase of learning, and for such as who by their learning shall do good in the church and commonwealth.
Page 198 - I've brought such news from the King of France, That you and he will ne'er agree. Down, a down, &c. He says you're young, and of tender years, Not fit to come into his degree, But he will send you three tennis balls, That with them you may learn to play.
Page 357 - But as touching the Pope and his spirituality, I owe them neither suit nor service ; for so much as I know him by the Scriptures to be the great Antichrist* the son of perdition, the open adversary of God, and the abomination standing in the holy place.
Page 400 - Father Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England and legate of the Apostolic see...

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