The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 3

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L.A. Godey, 1841
 

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Page 53 - They hear farther than you think of," said the Queen, graciously, " and have heard of a youth who defended a ford in Shannon against a whole band of wild Irish rebels, until the stream ran purple with their blood and his own." " Some blood I may have lost," said the youth looking down, " but it was where my best is due ; and that is in your Majesty's service.
Page 53 - And here," she added, giving him a jewel of gold, in the form of a chess-man, "I give thee this to wear at the collar.
Page 51 - By my counsel, we were best put back again, and tell the Earl what we have seen." " Tell the Earl what we have seen...
Page 90 - The external wall of this royal Castle was, on the south and west sides, adorned and defended by a lake partly artificial, across which Leicester had constructed a stately bridge, that Elizabeth might enter the Castle by a path hitherto untrodden, instead of the usual entrance to the northward, over which he had erected a gate-house or barbican, which still exists, and is equal in extent and superior in architecture, to the baronial castle of many a northern chief.
Page 52 - ... her stepping over it dryshod. Elizabeth looked at the young man, who accompanied this act of devoted courtesy with a profound reverence and a blush that overspread his whole countenance. The Queen was confused, and blushed in her turn, nodded her head, hastily passed on, and embarked in her barge without saying a word. " Come along, Sir Coxcomb," said Blount; "your gay cloak will need the brush to-day, I wot.
Page 52 - Go to the wardrobe keeper, and he shall have orders to supply the suit which you have cast away in our service. Thou shalt have a suit, and that of the newest cut, I promise thee, on the word of a princess.
Page 52 - At this moment the gates opened, .and ushers began to issue forth in array, preceded and flanked by the band of Gentlemen Pensioners. After this, amid a crowd of lords and ladies, yet so disposed around her that she could see and be seen on all sides, came Elizabeth herself, then in the...

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