Certain delightful English towns: with glimpses of the pleasant country between

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Harper & Brothers, 1906 - Biography & Autobiography - 289 pages

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Page 277 - I can say this of Naseby, that when I saw the enemy draw up and march in gallant order towards us, and we a company of poor ignorant men, to seek how to order our battle — the General having commanded me to order all the horse — I could not (riding alone about my business) but smile out to God in praises, in assurance of victory, because God would, by things that are not, bring to naught things that are. Of which I had great assurance; and God did it.
Page 251 - Come, bright Improvement ! on the car of Time, And rule the spacious world from clime to clime ; Thy handmaid arts shall every wild explore, Trace every wave, and culture every shore. On Erie's banks, where tigers steal along, And the dread Indian chants a dismal song, Where human fiends on midnight errands walk, And bathe in brains the murderous tomahawk ; There...
Page 137 - But how shall I describe Netley to you ? I can only, by telling you that it is the spot in the world for which Mr. Chute and I wish. The ruins are vast, and retain fragments of beautiful fretted roofs pendent in the air, with all variety of Gothic patterns of windows wrapped round and round with ivy...
Page 178 - Canterbury bells, and with the barking out of dogs after them, they make more noise than if the king came there away with all his clarions and many other minstrels. And if these men and women be a month in their pilgrimage, many of them shall be an half year after great janglers, tale-tellers, and liars.
Page 227 - What do you mean ? Would you have me find one to cut off my head ?" Smith said, " Yes, my Lord, if you could have a friend." My Lord said, " Nay, Sir, if those men that would have my head, will not find one to cut it off, let it stand where it is.
Page 276 - Know, moreover, that you are my children in God. Neither law nor reason allows you to judge your father. I therefore decline your tribunal, and refer my quarrel to the decision of the Pope. To him I appeal and shall now, under the protection of the Catholic Church and the apostolic see, depart.
Page 180 - A minister," the godly Blue Dick tells us, modestly forbearing to name himself, "was on top of the city ladder, near sixty steps high, with a whole pike in his hand, rattling down proud Becket's glassy bones, when others present would not venture so high." Of course, of course, it is all abominable enough, but it is not contemptible. The Puritans were not doing this sort of thing for fun, though undoubtedly they got fun out of it. They believed truly they were serving God in the work, and they cannot...
Page 59 - That no person take it ill that any one goes to another's play, or breakfast, and not theirs; - except captious by nature. 5. That no gentleman give his ticket for the balls to any but gentlewomen. - NB Unless he has none of his acquaintance.
Page 59 - That no gentleman or lady takes it ill that another dances before them ; — except such as have no pretence to dance at all. 8. That the elder ladies and children be content with a second bench at the ball, as being past or not come to perfection.
Page 59 - That gentlemen of fashion never appearing in a morning before the ladies in gowns and caps, shew breeding and respect.

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