Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 24

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Richard Bentley, 1848 - Literature

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Page 60 - Here she was wont to go ! and here ! and here ! Just where those daisies, pinks, and violets grow . The world may find the spring by following her, For other print her airy steps ne'er left. Her treading would not bend a blade of grass, Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk ! But like the soft west wind she shot along, And where she went, the flowers took thickest root, As she had sowed them with her odorous foot.
Page 469 - He resolved to celebrate his own obsequies before his death. He ordered his tomb to be erected in the chapel of the monastery. His domestics marched thither in funeral procession, with black tapers in their hands. He himself followed in his shroud. He was laid in his coffin with much solemnity.
Page 468 - His voyage was prosperous, and agreeable ; and he arrived at Laredo in Biscay, on the eleventh day after he left Zealand. As soon as he landed, he fell prostrate on the ground ; and considering himself now as dead to the world, he kissed the earth, and said, " Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked I now return to thee, thou common mother of mankind.
Page 575 - HOLLAND. A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live, as in the hold of Nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak...
Page 460 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
Page 601 - C'est à vous, mon esprit, à qui je veux parler. Vous avez des défauts que je ne puis celer : Assez et trop long-temps ma lâche complaisance De vos jeux criminels a nourri l'insolence; Mais, puisque vous poussez ma patience à bout, Une fois en ma vie il faut vous dire tout.
Page 58 - For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Page 117 - Have these realms in thy special keeping. Confound and level in the dust those who would rob the people of their liberty and lawful prerogative. Let the King see his error, and turn the hearts of his wicked counsellors from the malice and wickedness of their designs. Lord Jesu receive my soul !" He then mournfully uttered, " O Lord, save my country — O Lord be merciful to . . ." And here his speech failed him.
Page 481 - These words, from the experience of his sagacity, never failed to inspire me with hope of success. It was then sketched. Sometimes, when I was fond of a particular part, I used to dilate on it in the sketch ; but to this he always objected — " I don't want any of your painting...
Page 381 - And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed "in Queen Mary's days On many a grassy plain ; But, since of late Elizabeth, And later James, came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath been.

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