Kings of England: A History for the Young

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B. Tauchnitz, 1870 - Great Britain - 298 pages
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Page 91 - Is my son dead, unhorsed, or so badly wounded that he cannot support himself?" "Nothing of the sort, thank God," rejoined the knight ; "but he is in so hot an engagement that he has great need of your help.
Page 215 - Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Page 203 - Sweetheart, now they will cut oft' thy father's head (upon which words the child looking very stedfastly on him) ; mark, child, what I say, they will cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a King. But mark what I say, you must not be a King, so long as your brothers, Charles and James do live ; for they will cut off your brothers...
Page 272 - Saturday, the 29th of January 1820, in the eighty-second year of his age, and the sixtieth of his reign.
Page 273 - ... hundreds and thousands of millions have heretofore been cast. I have not referred to any figures in preparation for this meeting, but I suppose that within the last twenty years or little more the expenditure of the country has risen by nearly 20,000,000^. per annum. I suppose that since the time when the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel were at the head of the Government — a few years after the passing of the Reform Act of 1832 — the military expenditure of the Government has been...
Page 139 - Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold, For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.
Page 149 - Pope so highly approved that he gave him the title of Defender of the Faith, which has ever since been borne by our sovereigns.
Page 176 - ... that though she had the body of a weak woman, she had the courage of a man, and was ready herself to lead them to battle.
Page 166 - Mary engaged was at the persuasion of her husband, and ended in the loss of Calais, the last of the English possessions in France...
Page 26 - ... •His courtiers, wishing to flatter him by exalting his power, once told him that he was lord alike of sea and land, and would be obeyed by both. Wishing to show them how foolish as well as impious these praises were, he gave orders that his throne should be carried to the sea-shore at Southampton, and eat down upon it while the tide was coming in. *

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