Kinsmen: A Narrative

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Skeffington, 1906 - 303 pages
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Page 57 - Bitter constraint and sad occasion dear Compels me to disturb your season due; For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer.
Page 202 - Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more.
Page 225 - And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women.
Page 254 - I do here appeal from you to the righteous Judge of the world, who one day must be your judge and mine, and who always gives out righteous judgments.
Page 135 - For my own part, I am in your power, and resolved not to leave that foul title of Traitor as an inheritance upon my posterity; you may take my head from my shoulders, but not my heart from my sovereign.
Page 91 - Half a yard from my head lay a waggon wheel, With its axle twisted and bent like a crank, But no hurt was upon me that I could feel. Then I heard coming downward the sound of speech, And, struggling up to the top, I found That engine and tender lay piled...
Page 256 - He said he was much beholden to the parliament for the honour they put on him ; ' for,' says he, ' I think it a greater honour to have my head standing on the port of this town, for this quarrel, than to have my picture in the king's bedchamber. I am beholden to you that, lest my loyalty should be forgotten, ye have appointed five of your most eminent towns to bear witness of it to posterity.
Page 254 - My resolution is to carry along fidelity and honour to the grave.
Page 26 - Himself drawing near and communing with us — we shall realise that even here we are come to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to "the spirits of just men made perfect," and forget awhile the sorrows, and the shadows, and the separations of this mortal life.
Page 125 - It fell about the Lammas tide, When the muir men win their hay, The doughty Douglas bound him to ride, Into England, to drive a prey. For they hae burnt the Dales o' Tyne And part of Bamburghshire, and three good towers On Redeswire Fells, they left them all on fire.

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