Dagonet the Jester

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Macmillan & Company, 1886 - 179 pages
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Page 144 - She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
Page 164 - ... to plunge further in, and winde from povertie. But leaue it the greatest power of all to remedie and reuenge, while earthly majestie grows great by adding libertie to their afflictions, as in our commons of late, God preserue him for it. By the second morally signification giues this ; that fooles questions reach to mirth, leading wisdome by the hand, as age leads children by one finger, and though it holds not fast in wisdome, yet it points at it.
Page 144 - And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments...
Page 58 - Yet while all the reverend youths went with long faces and took the lashing of the discipline with a sigh of thanks, as indeed they well might if it would clear them at all from that heinous guilt of regicide which as rebels they had incurred, the older ones sought still for some balm, after the chastening, in the cheerier discourse of Master Dagonet.
Page 58 - For as the years came rolling on, and after men had well-nigh forgotten even that bloody deed at Whitehall in the weariness their own lives suffered from the Commonwealth, there was no more mirth in Thorn Abbey than in the great world outside it. Our rector was a...
Page 171 - I think ever of the sap of the merry greenwood and the life stream of England's wanton revelry frozen suddenly in Dagonet's beloved form, on the tomb of my own kindred in a harsh December night.

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