Tyborne: and 'who went thither in the days of queen Elizabeth', a sketch by the authoress of 'Eastern hospitals and English nurses'.

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Page 87 - By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp'st thou me? 'The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide, And I am next of kin; The guests are met, the feast is set: May'st hear the merry din.
Page 249 - Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesua. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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