Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 21

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Richard Bentley, 1847
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Page 342 - Better than such discourse doth silence long, Long, barren silence, square with my desire ; To sit without emotion, hope, or aim, In the loved presence of my cottage-fire, And listen to the flapping of the flame, Or kettle whispering its faint undersong.
Page 113 - WHEN good king Arthur ruled this land, He was a goodly king ; He stole three pecks of barley-meal, To make a bag-pudding. ? A bag-pudding the king did make, And stufFd it well with plums : And in it put great lumps of fat, As big as my two thumbs. The king and queen did eat thereof, And noblemen beside ; And what they could not eat that night, The queen next morning fried.
Page 635 - Lives of great men all remind us We may make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 81 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : But I would have you know that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by Cod, I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, ELIZABETH.
Page 8 - The western wave was all a-flame. The day was well nigh done! Almost upon the western wave Rested the broad bright Sun; When that strange shape drove suddenly Betwixt us and the Sun.
Page 226 - Giffe I were a man, as now I am none, A battell wold I prove, To fight with that traitor Aldingar, Att him I cast my glove. But seeing Ime able noe battell to make, My liege, grant me a knight To fight with that traitor Sir Aldingar, To maintaine me in my right.
Page 356 - A piece of clock-work, an Aethiop riding upon a rhinoceros, with four attendants, who all make their obeisance when it strikes the hour : these are all put into motion, by winding up the machine.
Page 358 - I will now, in good sooth, declare to you, who will not blab, that the gunpowder fright is got out of all our heads, and we are going on, hereabouts, as if the devil was contriving every man should blow up himself, by wild riot, excess, and devastation of time and temperance.
Page 82 - Majesty to pardon my presumption in writing to your Highness. Your kingly benefits, together with your most rare regard of your simple and poor slave, hath put this passion into me to imagine that for so exceeding and infinite parts of unspeakable goodness I can use no other means of thankfulness than by bowing the knees of my own heart with all humility to look upon your singular graces with love and faith perdurable.
Page 584 - Since the 31st of May, when the deputies of the people were arrested. I have killed one man to save a hundred thousand. I was a republican long before the Revolution.

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