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Page 44 - And glimmer'd all the dead men's mail. Blazed battlement and pinnet high, Blazed every rose-carved buttress fair— So still they blaze, when fate is nigh The lordly line of high St. Clair.
Page 33 - ... who, by his strength, policy and wit kept them all out of the principal dominions of France, and out of this noble duchy of Normandy ? Wherefore, I say first, GOD SAVE HIS SOUL ; and let his body now lie in rest, which when he was alive, would have disquieted the proudest of us all. And for THIS TOMB, I assure you it is not so worthy or convenient as his honour and acts have deserved.
Page 25 - THE approach to Rouen is indeed magnificent. I speak of the immediate approach ; after you reach the top of a considerable rise, and are stopped by the barriers, you then look down a straight, broad, and strongly paved road, lined with a double row of trees on each side. As the foliage was not thickly set, we could discern, through the delicately clothed branches the tapering spire of the Cathedral and the more picturesque tower of the Abbaye St.
Page 89 - Kyrie, je voudrais Christe, être mariée. Kyrie , je prie tous les saints, Christe , que ce soit dès demain. Sainte Marie, tout le monde se marie. Saint Joseph, que vous ai-je fait? Saint Nicolas, ne m'oubliez pas. Saint Frédéric, que j'aie un bon mari.
Page 290 - Rousseau, sortent du moule où a été jeté le couplet suivant : Ayant le doz au feu et le ventre à la table , Estant parmi les pots et le vin délectable, Ainsi comme un poulet, Je ne me laisserai mourir de la pépie, Quant en devrai avoir la face cramoisie Et le nez violet.
Page 250 - If the Bayeux Tapestry be not history of the first class, it is perhaps something better. It exhibits genuine traits, elsewhere sought in vain, of the costume and manners of that age which, of all others, if we except the period of the Reformation, ought to be the most interesting to us ; that age which gave us a new race of monarchs, brmging with them new landholders. new laws, and almost a new language.
Page 163 - They parted: the seconds prepared the pistols according to agreement—and the fatal morning came. The combatants appeared, without one jot of abatement of spirit or of cool courage. The pistols lay upon the grass before them: one loaded only with powder, and the other with powder and ball. The Frenchman advanced: took up a pistol, weighed and balanced it most carefully in his hand, and then ... laid it down. He seized the other pistol, and cocking it, fixed himself upon the spot from whence he was...
Page 225 - ... not the religious sentiment, but a strange astonishment, not unmingled with awe, yet certainly not akin to reverence. The long ranges of lofty pillars ; the countless sharp Gothic arches ; the numerous chapels on either side, adorned with pictures and statuary, frequently with candles burning before the image of the Virgin with the infant Jesus in her 'arms, all seen in a flood of light poured into the church through more than a hundred windows, whose glass is stained with every shade of color,...
Page 213 - There are also on the sides two pretty medallions of a winged figure blowing a trumpet, and standing upon a chariot drawn by four horses : there are also small fleur de lis scattered between the ornaments of the sides of the binding.
Page 43 - I., which stands at the corner of the street, to the right; and which, from its central situation, is visited the livelong day for the sake of its limpid waters. Push on a little further, then, turning to the right, you get into a sort of square, and observe the abbey — or rather the west front of it — full in 181 face of you.