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Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest -, Volume 5
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Page 271 - The noise and cracking and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches, was like a hideous storm; and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at the last one was not able to approach it, so that they were forced to stand still, and let the flames burn on, which they did, for near two miles in length and one in breadth.
Page 276 - He said it was a wicked thing to make a poor lady miserable only because she was his wife and had no children by him, which was no fault of hers.
Page 271 - The conflagration was so universal, and the people so astonished, that, from the beginning, I know not by what despondency, or fate, they hardly stirred to quench it; so that there was nothing heard, or seen, but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures, without at all attempting to save even their goods; such a strange consternation there was upon them...
Page 285 - ... it, it being a crucifix ; but, when his Majesty was gone, a French peddling woman, one Madame de Boord, who used to bring petticoats and fans, and baubles, out of France to the ladies, began to find fault with several things in the work, which she understood no more than an...
Page 124 - Next at the clergy do their furies frown ; Pious episcopacy must go down ; They will destroy the crosier and the crown. Churchmen are chained, and schismatics are freed ; Mechanics preach, and holy fathers bleed ; The crown is crucified with the creed.
Page 257 - The King, they all say, is most fondly disconsolate for her, and weeps by her, which makes her weep ; ' which one this day told me he reckons a good sign, for that it carries away some rheume from the head.
Page 201 - Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.
Page 34 - I have received your letter by Dick Graeme : this is my answer. I command you to send all the French away to-morrow, out of the town, if you can by fair means, (but stick not long in disputing) ; other ways force them away, driving them away like so many wild beasts, until ye have shipped them, and so the Devil go with them ! Let me hear no answer, but of the performance of my command.