Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 4

Front Cover
Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 7 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 2 - ... till at length it was told the Queen he was brother to the Lord William Mountjoy. This...
Page 12 - And next in order sad, Old Age we found: His beard all hoar, his eyes hollow and blind ; With drooping cheer still poring on the ground, As on the place where nature him...
Page 8 - qui nihil in vita nisi laudandum aut fecit aut dixit aut sensit;' and the very exaggeration of this praise shows the estimation in which he was held.
Page 10 - Never in rest, till she have her desire : But frets within so far forth with the fire Of wreaking flames, that now determines she To die by death, or veng'd by death to be.
Page 7 - He acknowledged twenty-eight articles; and was sentenced to pay a fine of forty thousand pounds, to be imprisoned in the Tower during the king's pleasure, to be for ever incapable of any office, place, or employment, and never again to sit in Parliament, or come within the verge of the court.
Page 11 - For on his carcase raiment had he none, Save clouts and patches pieced one by one; With staff in hand, and scrip on shoulders cast, His chief defence against the winter's blast.
Page 7 - French-fashioned hose over her petticoats, putting on a man's doublet, a man-like peruke, with long locks over her hair, a black hat, black cloak, russet boots with red tops, and a rapier by her side, she walked forth, between three and four of the clock, with Markham.
Page 5 - Hobart, you shall have a judge at the upper end of your council board, and another at the lower end ; whereby your majesty will find your prerogative pent; for though there should be emulation between them, yet as legists they will agree in magnifying that wherein they are best...