The Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book

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Macmillan, 1887 - Great Britain - 114 pages
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Page 50 - Festival,' which united the industry of all nations of the earth — all this was moving indeed, and it was and is a day to live for ever. God bless my dearest Albert ! God bless my dearest country, which has shown itself so great to-day ! One felt so grateful to the great God, who seemed to pervade all and to bless all...
Page 81 - He being made perfect in a short time fulfilled a long time ; For his soul pleased the Lord, Therefore hastened He to take him Away from among the wicked.
Page 43 - It was so calm, and so solitary, it did one good as one gazed around; and the pure mountain air was most refreshing. All seemed to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.
Page 62 - On England's annals, through the long Hereafter of her speech and song, That light its rays shall cast From portals of the past. A lady with a lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good, Heroic womanhood.
Page 60 - Noble fellows ! I own I feel as if they were my own children — my heart beats for them as for my nearest and dearest ! They were so touched, so pleased — many, I hear, cried, and they won't hear of giving up their medals to have their names engraved upon them, for fear they should not receive the identical one put into their hands by me ! Several came by in a sadly mutilated state.
Page 51 - One cannot think of this country without 'the Duke,' — our immortal hero! In him centred almost every earthly honour a subject could possess. His position was the highest a subject ever had, — above party, — looked up to by all, — revered by the whole nation, — the friend of the Sovereign ; — and how simply he carried these...
Page 28 - ... times ; upon which she said, " Oh, if only I had not been so frightened ; generally, I have such long breath." Then I praised her heartily, and with the best conscience in the world ; for just that part with the long...
Page 13 - The ruby ring was made for her little finger instead of the fourth, on which the rubric prescribes that it should be put. When the Archbishop was to put it on, she extended the former, but he said it must be on the latter. She said it was too small, and she could not get it on. He said it was right to put it there, and, as he insisted, she yielded, but had first to take off her other rings, and then this was forced on, but it hurt her very much, and as soon as the ceremony was over she was obliged...
Page 27 - ... and all by heart — that I was really quite enchanted. Then the young Prince of Gotha came in, and there was more chatting ; and the Queen asked if I had written any new songs, and she said she was very fond of singing my published ones. " ' You should sing one to him...
Page 113 - UNKNOWN TO HISTORY. A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland.

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