Leonora D'Orco: A Historical Romance ...

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T. Cautley Newby, 1857

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Page 6 - the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.
Page 81 - neither of them acted on the offensive, besieged any town, or gave the other
Page 80 - the society of my enemies, and wish that I had been defeated
Page 84 - for ambition. A man might raise himself to a certain degree by subservience to some powerful prince, but he must continue to serve that prince, or he fell, and would never aspire to independent domination where hereditary power was recognized by the people, and lay at the foundation of all acknowledged authority. It was
Page 97 - at first seemed to stand entirely on the defensive; but soon his blood grew hot, and, in answer to his adversary's lunge, he lunged again; but the other held a dagger in his left hand, and with it easily parried the blade. The next pass she saw
Page 6 - The resurrection of art—the recovery of letters—the new birth of science, marked out the age as one of extraordinary development; but the state of society from which all these bright things sprang—flowers rising from a
Page 276 - He who takes all, is rarely blessed; The sweetest things turn soonest sour, When we abuse our power. Oft have I wept for joys too soon possessed. What lessons, then, from
Page 85 - authority, to raise himself to independent rule, or to that station which was only attached to a superior by the thin and
Page 97 - sword in hand, defending himself against a man apparently much more powerful than himself. For a moment or two she gazed, bewildered,
Page 276 - In sweet and bitter drops distil, For from ourselves our fate does mostly flow. Fair skies to him who steers his

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