John Cassell's Illustrated History of England: From the earliest period to the reign of Edward the Fourth. v. 2. From the reign of Edward IV. to the death of Queen Elizabeth. v. 3. From the accession of James I. to the revolution of 1688. v. 4. From the accession of William III. to the death of George II. v. 5. From the accession of George III. to the French Revolution (July, 1792). v. 6. From the French Revolution (July, 1792) to the death of George III. (January, 1820). v. 7. From the accession of George IV. to the Irish famine, 1847. v. 8. From the overthrow of Louis Philippe to the death of the Prince Consort (1861)
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Page 396 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Page 441 - As in a theatre, the eyes of men, After a well-graced actor leaves the stage, Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious : Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard ; no man cried, God save him...
Page 293 - It is over. The Lord have mercy on our souls, for our bodies are Prince Edward's!
Page 441 - God save him; No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : But dust was thrown upon his sacred head ; Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, — His face still combating with tears and smiles, The badges of his grief and patience ; — That had not God, for some strong purpose...
Page 425 - Your highness," replied Gloucester, "is in your twenty-second year." " Then," added the king," I am surely of age to manage my own affairs. I have been longer under the control of guardians than any ward in my dominions. I thank ye, my lords, for your past services, but I want them no longer.
Page 344 - An Englishwoman, the wife of one of the officers, was sitting on the battlements with her child in her arms ; and looking out on the fields below, she saw some black objects, like a herd of cattle, straggling near the foot of the wall, and approaching the ditch or moat of the castle. She pointed them out to the sentinel, and asked him what they were. —
Page 284 - So help me God, I will keep all these articles inviolate, as I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, and as I am a king crowned and anointed.
Page 341 - To a proposal to save his life, a voice replied, " you have caught the fox : if you let him go, you will
Page 107 - recked not the hatred of them all. For it was need " they should follow the king's will withal, if they wished " to live, or to have lands, or goods, or his favour. Alas, " that any man should be so moody, and should so puff " up himself, and think himself above all other men ! " May Almighty God have mercy on his soul, and grant " him forgiveness of his sins t !" To this account may be added a few particulars gleaned from other historians.