Lord Falkland. Lord Capell

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J. Murray, 1852
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Page 73 - Were not his Lucius long with us to tarry, To separate these twiLights, the Dioscuri, And keep the one half from his Harry. But fate doth so alternate the design, Whilst that in heav'n, this light on earth must shine.
Page 119 - O Pallas! thou hast fail'd thy plighted word, To fight with caution, not to tempt the sword : I warn'd thee, but in vain; for well I knew What perils youthful ardour would pursue ; That boiling blood would carry thee too far, Young as thou wert in dangers, raw to war! O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom, Prelude of bloody fields and fights to come...
Page 151 - His stature was low, and smaller than most men ; his motion not graceful, and his aspect so far from inviting, that it had somewhat in it of simplicity ; and his voice the worst of the three, and so untuned that instead of reconciling-, it offended the ear, so that nobody would have expected music from that tongue ; and sure no man was ever less beholden to nature for its recommendation into the world.
Page 229 - With a good old fashion, when Christmas was come, To call in all his old neighbours with bagpipe and drum, With good cheer enough to furnish every old room, And old liquor able to make a cat speak and a man dumb ; Like an old courtier, &c.
Page 68 - But fools, the good alone, unhappy call, For ills or accidents that chance to all. See Falkland dies, the virtuous and the just ! See godlike Turenne prostrate on the dust...
Page 124 - ... he was not now only incurious, but too negligent ; and in his reception of suitors, and the necessary or casual addresses to his place, so quick, and sharp, and severe, that there wanted not some men, strangers to his nature and disposition, who believed him proud and imperious, from which no mortal man was ever more free.
Page 125 - Peace; and would passionately profess, " that the very agony of the war, and the view of the calamities and desolation the kingdom did and must endure, took his sleep from him, and would shortly break his heart.
Page 119 - Oppress'd with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discourag'd, and himself expell'd, Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace. First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain: And when at length the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace: Nor let him then enjoy supreme command ; But fall, untimely, by some hostile hand, And lie unburied on the barren sand!
Page 73 - This made you first to know the why You liked, then after to apply That liking; and approach so one the t'other, Till either grew a portion of the other; Each styled by his end, The copy of his friend.
Page 138 - ... till when there was some hope he might have been a prisoner, though his nearest friends, who knew his temper, received small comfort from that imagination. Thus fell that incomparable young man in the four-and-thirtieth year of his age, having so much despatched the...

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