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Page 35 - Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave lord-keeper led the brawls ; The seal and maces danced before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat, and satin doublet, Moved the stout heart of England's queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 40 - My brother Henry must heir the land, My brother Frank must be at his command ; Whilst I, poor Jack, will do that That all the world shall wonder at.
Page 8 - Love not thyself the less, although the least thou art, What thou in greatness want'st, wise nature doth impart In goodness of thy soil; and more delicious mould, Surveying all this isle, the sun did ne'er behold. Bring forth that British vale, and be it ne'er so rare, But Catmus with that vale for richness may compare.
Page 7 - ... a greater extent of surface than any other point of view in the island. It is entirely insulated, standing every way at a considerable distance from lands equally high. The horizon appears to rise almost equally on every side ; it is quite an ocean view, from a ship out of sight of land, at least more so than any other land-view I have seen.
Page 39 - Prince, his son, in all their wars in France, and was at the battle of Cressie, and had Lyme given him for that service ; and after their deaths, served king Richard the second, and left him not in his troubles, but was taken with him, and beheaded at Chester by King Henry the fourth ; and the said Sir Peers, his...
Page 26 - Had I served my God as faithfully as I have served my king, he would not thus have forsaken me in my old age" The character you appear to us in, is truly ridiculous.
Page 22 - They were collected together by the sound of a drum, and marched in military order, with mattocks and spades, under the command of an amazon named Adderley, with an Herculean club upon her shoulder ; and were conducted from work by one Mary Herbert, who carried a pistol in her hand, which she discharged as a signal of dismissal.
Page 22 - In consequence of the Conqueror's grant to his nephew Hugh de Auranches, commonly called Hugh Lupus, " to hold this county as freely by the sword, as he himself held the kingdom of England by the crown.