The Castles, Palaces, and Prisons of Mary of Scotland

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C. Cox, 1850 - Castles - 494 pages
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Page 470 - Bow down thine ear to me ; deliver me speedily : be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress ; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Page 298 - I have seen the walls of Balclutha, but they were desolate. The fire had resounded in the halls: and the voice of the people is heard no more. The stream of Clutha was removed from its place, by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook there its lonely head: the moss whistled to the wind. The fox looked out from the windows, the rank grass of the wall waved round its head. Desolate is the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers.
Page 69 - And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken ; for Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Page 480 - I would you knew (though not felt) the extreme dolour that overwhelms my mind for that miserable accident, which, far contrary to my meaning, hath befallen. I have now sent this kinsman of mine...
Page 23 - Here didst thou dwell, here schemes of pleasure plan, Beneath yon mountain's ever beauteous brow; But now, as if a thing unblest by Man, Thy fairy dwelling is as lone as Thou! Here giant weeds a passage scarce allow To Halls deserted, portals gaping wide; Fresh lessons to the thinking bosom, how Vain are the pleasaunces on earth supplied; Swept into wrecks anon by Time's ungentle tide.
Page 213 - You know very well, that the injury she has received is exceeding great, and her majesty will never forget it.
Page 401 - ... pleasant unto her. And in respect of victory, wealth and all things seemeth to her contemptuous and vile.
Page 334 - ... expect what I doubt you will not be pleased with. I expect your present answer, and rest, Your servant, OLIVER CROMWELL.* The Governor of Borthwick Castle, Lord Borthwick of that Ilk, did as he was bidden ;
Page 287 - Town is well seated; pretty strong; but marvellous capable of further improvement in that respect, without great charge. The Harbour, at a high spring, is near a fathom deeper than at Leith; and doth not lie commanded by any ground without the Town.
Page 96 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.

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