Glimpses of Old English Homes

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Macmillan and Company, 1890 - Buildings - 223 pages
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Page 13 - OF PEMBROKE UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother: Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 78 - And who that had beheld such a bankrupt beggarly fellow as Cromwell first entering the Parliament house with a threadbare, torn cloak, and a greasy hat (and perhaps neither of them paid for), could have suspected that in the space of so few years he should, by the murder of one king and the banishment of another, ascend the throne...
Page 133 - See ! sylvan scenes, where art alone pretends To dress her mistress and disclose her charms — Such as a Pope in miniature has shown, A Bathurst o'er the widening forest spreads, And such as form a Richmond, Chiswick, Stowe.
Page 192 - HERE lies the Earl of Suffolk's fool, Men call'd him Dicky Pearce ; His folly served to make folks laugh, When wit and mirth were scarce. Poor Dick, alas ! is dead and gone, What signifies to cry ? Dickies enough are still behind, To laugh at by and by.
Page 79 - There be, that tell me, that there is a certain cunning fellow in Scotland, called George Monk, who is said to lie in wait there to introduce Charles Stuart : I pray you use your diligence to apprehend him, and send him up to me.
Page 122 - lay like lees at the bottom of men's hearts, and if the vessel were ever so little stirred came to the top.
Page 96 - Two noble earls, whom if I quote, Some folks might call me sinner, The one invented half a coat, The other half a dinner. The plan was good, as some will say; And fitted to console one; Because, in this poor starving day, Few can afford a whole one.
Page 145 - August he was declared to be in imminent danger ; on the morning of the 8th he died. ' Sir M. Tierney felt his pulse, thought for a second that he was gone, but he still breathed. In a few seconds there ceased to be any sign of breathing. He passed away so quietly that the exact moment could not be ascertained, but it was between twelve and ten minutes before four." Almost the last intelligible words he uttered were-|' This may be hard upon me, but it is harder upon the King.
Page 4 - Ye lofty beeches, tell this matchless dame, That if together ye fed all one flame, It could not equalize the hundredth part Of what her eyes have kindled in my heart...
Page 159 - A numerous and gay party were assembled to walk and enjoy the beauties of that Palladian [dome ?] ; the place and highly ornamented gardens belonging to it resemble a picture of Watteau. There is some affectation in the picture, but in the ensemble the original looked very well. The Duke of Devonshire received every one with the best possible manners. The scene was dignified by the presence of an immense elephant, who, under charge of a groom, wandered up and down, giving an air of Asiatic pageantry...

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