Lands of the Free: Historical Broadcast Series of the NBC Inter-American University of the Air ... Handbook

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National Broadcasting Company, 1852 - America

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Page 96 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 149 - When there was any overture or hope of peace, he would be more erect and vigorous, and exceedingly solicitous to press any thing which he thought might promote it ; and, sitting among his friends, often, after a deep silence, and frequent sighs, would with a shrill and sad accent, ingeminate the word peace, peace...
Page 7 - Were not his Lucius long with us to tarry, To separate these twiLights, the Dioscuri, And keep the one half from his Harry. But fate doth so alternate the design, Whilst that in heav'n, this light on earth must shine.
Page 253 - With an old study fill'd full of learned old books, With an old reverend chaplain, you might know him by his looks, With an old buttery hatch worn quite off the hooks, And an old kitchen, that maintain'd half a dozen old cooks ; Like an old courtier, &c.
Page 9 - Handbook of Architecture. Being a Concise and Popular Account of the Different Styles prevailing in all Ages and Countries in the World. With a Description of the most remarkable Buildings.
Page 143 - O Pallas ! thou hast fail'd thy plighted word, To fight with caution, not to tempt the sword : I warn'd thee, but in vain ; for well I knew What perils youthful ardour would pursue ; That boiling blood would carry thee too far, Young as thou wert in dangers, raw to war ! O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom, Prelude of bloody fields and fights to come...
Page 253 - With a good old fashion, when Christmas was come, To call in all his old neighbours with bagpipe and drum, With good cheer enough to furnish every old room, And old liquor able to make a cat speak and a man dumb ; Like an old courtier, &c.
Page 148 - ... he was not now only incurious, but too negligent ; and in his reception of suitors, and the necessary or casual addresses to his place, so quick and sharp and severe that there wanted not some men (strangers to his nature and disposition) who believed him proud and imperious, from which no mortal man was ever more free.
Page 232 - But aim'd at glory from so great a foe. How the wise, too, did with mere wits agree, As Pembroke, Portland, and grave Aubigny ; Nor thought the rigid'st senator a shame, To contribute to so deserv'da fame. How great Eliza, the retreat of those Who weak and injured her protection chose, Her subjects...
Page 149 - Peace; and would passionately profess, " that the very agony of the war, and the view of the calamities and desolation the kingdom did and must endure, took his sleep from him, and would shortly break his heart.

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