Wordsworth's Knowledge of History

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1912 - 124 pages

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Page 27 - ... characters. The praises of Alexander, transmitted by a succession of poets and historians, had kindled a dangerous emulation in the mind of Trajan. Like him the Roman emperor undertook an expedition against the nations of the east, but he lamented with a sigh, that his advanced age scarcely left him any hopes of equalling the renown of the son of Philip.
Page 40 - George Carleton, an English officer ; including anecdotes of the war in Spain under the earl of Peterborough...
Page 18 - Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq. A Military Officer, In the Services of Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain.
Page 42 - In this age a word cannot be said in praise of Laud, or even in compassion for his fate, without incurring a charge of bigotry ; but fearless of such imputation, I concur with Hume, ' that it is sufficient for his vindication to observe that his errors were the most excusable of all those which prevailed during that zealous period.
Page 58 - ... a true account and declaration of the horrid conspiracy against the late king, his present majesty, and the present government ; a performance which he thought convenient, after the revolution, to extenuate and excuse.
Page 53 - A Chronicle of the Kings of England, from the time of the Roman Government unto the death of King James.
Page 29 - For his attention is not distracted — he has but one business, and that is with the object before him. Neither in general conduct nor in particular emergencies, are his plans subservient to considerations of rewards, estate or title ; these are not to have precedence in his thoughts, to govern his actions, but to follow in the train of his duty.
Page 25 - ... of the conflict, so intent were their minds upon the battle, that not one of the combatants felt an earthquake which threw down large portions of many of the cities of Italy, turned rivers from their rapid courses, carried the sea up into rivers, and levelled mountains with a tremendous crash.
Page 51 - The Right Joyous and Pleasant History of the Feats, Jests, and Prowesses of the Chevalier Bayard, the Good Knight without Fear and without Reproach: By the Loyal Servant. In Sept. 1829, at Crosthwaite church, Keswick, after an engagement of seven years' duration, Sara Coleridge was married to her cousin, Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843), younger son of Captain James Coleridge (1760-1836).
Page 1 - The sun, above the mountain's head, A freshening lustre mellow Through all the long green fields has spread, His first sweet evening yellow. Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife: Come, hear the woodland linnet, How...

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