The Second Book of History: Including the Modern History of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Illustrated by Engravings and Sixteen Maps, and Deisgned as a Sequel to the "First Book of History

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C.J. Hendee, and Jenks and Palmer, 1840 - World history - 180 pages

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Page 43 - Age, as we were told, very Majestic; her Face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her Eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her Nose a little hooked; her Lips narrow; and her Teeth black (a Defect the English seem subject to, from their too great Use of Sugar); she had in her Ears two Pearls, with very rich Drops; she wore false Hair, and that red...
Page 67 - God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For, though there be no appearance of any stir, yet I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament ; and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 36 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 29 - Ternois at Blangi, he was surprised to observe from the heights the whole French army drawn up in the plains of Agincourt, and so posted that it was impossible for him to proceed on his march without coming to an engagement.
Page 32 - Here, my friend, I commit to your care the safety of your king's son.
Page 30 - After the completion of the ceremony, the maid threw herself at the king's feet, embraced his knees, and with a flood of tears which pleasure and tenderness extorted from her, she congratulated him on this singular and marvellous event.
Page 82 - My maxim is, never to abandon my friends, to do justice to all the world, and to fear no man.
Page 52 - She stood by the side of the ferry by which he was about to travel to the north, and cried with a loud voice, — " My Lord the King, if you pass this water, you will never return again alive.
Page 96 - Sesia in Italy, he was mortally wounded and died facing the foe, reciting the Miserere. A brilliant commander, he was known as le Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche ('the knight without fear and without reproach').
Page 44 - A conduct less rigorous, less imperious, more sincere, more indulgent to her people, would have been requisite to form a perfect character. By the force of her mind, she controlled all her more active and stronger qualities, and prevented them from running into excess : Her heroism was exempt from temerity, her frugality from avarice, her friendship from partiality, her active temper from turbulency and...

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