The Shakespeare country illustrated

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Office of "Country life", 1903 - Drama - 129 pages
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Page 25 - TO A homeless man, who has no spot on this wide world which he can truly call his own, there is a momentary feeling of something like independence and territorial consequence, when, after a weary day's travel, he kicks off his boots, thrusts his feet into slippers, and stretches himself before an inn fire.
Page 71 - Ay, now am I in Arden ; the more fool I : when I was at home, I was in a better place : but travellers must be content.
Page 144 - No department of gardening is neglected, and the illustrations of famous and beautiful gardens and of the many winsome achievements of the gardener's art are so numerous and attractive as to make the veriest cockney yearn to turn gardener.
Page 25 - ... into slippers, and stretches himself before an inn fire. Let the world without go as it may ; let kingdoms rise or fall, so long as he has the wherewithal to pay his bill, he is, for the time being, the very monarch of all he surveys. The arm-chair is his throne, the poker his sceptre, and the little parlour, some twelve feet square, his undisputed empire.
Page 106 - M the progenitor of a flourishing and successful family, which has spread to Germany and there been ennobled ; Sir Lawrence Washington, of Garsdon, whose granddaughter married Robert Shirley, Baron Ferrers, and others of less note, but all men of property and standing. They seem to have been a successful, thrifty race, owning lands and estates, wise magistrates and good soldiers, marrying well, and increasing their wealth and strength from generation to generation.
Page 126 - The stone at the head of her grave, which is near his, bears the inscription : Here lyeth the body of Eleanor Franklin, the wife of Thomas Franklin, who departed this life the I4th of March, 1711, in the 77th yeare of her age.
Page 142 - Printed in large, clear type on extremely thin but thoroughly opaque paper, with Photogravure Frontispiece and Title-page to each Volume printed on Japanese Vellum, from Drawings by EDMUND J. SULLIVAN and A. GARTH JONES. Narrow fcap. 8vo. Lambskin, 35. 6d. net ; cloth, 3$. net. " We expect a great success for the series."— Athmaum. long felt want.
Page 121 - Kirby, leaving my other shrine — I mean Holdenby — still unseen, until that holy saint may sit in it to whom it is dedicated.
Page 108 - Baxter's testimony is more particular and decisive, who says, " that in all the countries where he was acquainted, six to one at least, if not many more, that were sequestered by the committees, were by the oaths of witnesses proved insufficient or scandalous, or especially guilty of drunkenness and swearing, This I know (says the reverend author) will displease the party, but I am sure that this is true...

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