Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II.

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order of the Trustees of the British museum, 1885 - Great Britain

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Page 53 - In the name of God amen. The 1 st day of September in the 36th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Henry VIII by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith and of the church of England and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head, and in the year of our Lord God 1544.
Page 601 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 208 - The work of a correct and regular writer is a garden accurately formed and diligently planted, varied with shades, and scented with flowers; the composition of Shakespeare is a forest, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower in the air, interspersed sometimes with weeds and brambles, and sometimes giving shelter to myrtles and to roses ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind with endless diversity.
Page 187 - What reward shall I give unto the LORD: for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? 12 I will receive the cup of salvation: and call upon the Name of the LORD.
Page 536 - At my goldsmith's did observe the King's new medall, where, in little, there is Mrs. Stewart's face as well done as ever I saw anything in my whole life, I think : and a pretty thing it is, that he should choose her face to represent Britannia by.
Page 342 - Against all omens of their ill success. With fates averse, the rout in arms resort, To force their monarch, and insult the court. But, like a rock unmoved, a rock that braves The raging tempest and the rising waves— Propp'd on himself he stands ; his solid sides Wash off the sea-weeds, and the sounding tides — So stood the pious prince unmoved, and long Sustain'd the madness of the noisy throng.
Page 622 - Wells; Turner, of Ely; Lake, of Chichester; White, of Peterborough ; and...
Page 584 - Nor ever idol seemed so much alive ; So like the man, so golden to the sight, So base within, so counterfeit and light. One side is...
Page 345 - I shall not want the heavy and envied crowns of this world, when my God hath mercifully crowned and consummated His graces with glory, and exchanged the shadows of my earthly kingdoms among men for the substance of that heavenly kingdom with Himself. For the censures of the world, I know the sharp and necessary tyranny of my destroyers will sufficiently confute the calumnies of tyranny against me. I am persuaded I am happy in the judicious love of the ablest and best of...

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