The British Poets, Band 1

Little, Brown & Company, 1866

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Seite 273 - Note 76, p. 90. — There is a path. " There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: the lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
Seite 283 - Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off." — 1 Kings, xx. 11. Note 108, p. 127. — As when
Seite xxiv - Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear Of tempests and the dangers of the deep, And pause at times, and feel that we are safe; Then listen to the perilous tale again, And with an eager and suspended soul Woo terror to delight us.
Seite 274 - for, about the end of the yeere, he gave Charles a goodly sonne by Queen Mary, his wife." Note 78, p. 91.— Was as a pilgrim, "0 my people! hear my word: make you ready to the battle; and, in those evils, be even as pilgrims upon the earth.
Seite xxiv - Roderick" is a fine and characteristic image:— " Toward the troop he spread his arms, As if the expanded soul diffused itself, And carried to all spirits with the act Its affluent inspiration." The description of moonlight in this poem, so justly admired, we perceive,
Seite 226 - The following account of Joan of Arc is extracted from a history of the siege of Orleans, " prise de mot à mot, sans aucun changement de langage, d'un vieil exemplaire escrit a la main en parchemin, et trouvé en la maison de la dicte ville d'Orléans; Troyes, 1621:" —
Seite 225 - geveth me, and my tonge telleth me, that I am the sonne of the noble Duke of Orleaunce; more glad to be his bastarde, with a meane livyng, than the lawful sonne of that coward cuckolde Cawny, with his four thousand crownes.' The judges much marveiled at his bolde answere, and his mother's cosyns
Seite 235 - at the Fountain of the Fairies, near Domprein, round which the evil spirits dance, confessed that she had often repaired to a beautiful fountain in the country of Lorraine, which she named the good Fountain of the Fairies of our Lord." — From the notes to the English version of Le
Seite 274 - xvi. 40. Note 79, p. 91.— Cast the weak nature off. "Let go from thee mortal thoughts; cast away the burdens of man; put off now the weak nature, " And set aside the thoughts that are most heavy unto thee and haste thee to flee from these times."—2 Esdras xiv 14 15
Seite 299 - I., who being slain with a quarrel shot from one of them, at the siege of the Castle of Chaluz in Normandy, it was considered as a judgment from Heaven inflicted upon him for his impiety. Guillaume le Breton, relating the death of this king, puts the following into the mouth of Atropos:

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