National Poems

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Richard Herne Shepherd
B. M. Pickering, 1867 - 215 pages
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Page vii - He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, and joined this Society in 1839.
Page 90 - Pero Bermuez heard the word, but he could not refrain. He held the banner in his hand, he gave his horse the rein; "You see yon foremost squadron there, the thickest of the foes, Noble Cid, God be your aid, for there your banner goes! Let him that serves and honors it, show the duty that he owes.
Page 193 - This faded form ! this pallid hue ! This blood my veins is clotting in, My years are many — they were few When first I enter'd at the U— — niversity of Gottingen — — niversity of Gottingen.
Page 212 - Cas. \in a confidential tone~\. No waiter, but a Knight Templar. Returning from the crusade, he found his Order dissolved, and his person proscribed. He dissembled his rank, and embraced the profession of a waiter. I have made sure of him already. There are. besides, an Austrian and a Prussian grenadier. I have made them abjure their national enmity, and they have...
Page 195 - HIGGINS'S literary reputation, in respect to every work of his which is conveyed to the world through the medium of our paper (though, what we think of the danger of his principles, we have already sufficiently explained for ourselves, and have, we trust, succeeded in putting our Readers upon their guard against them) — we hold...
Page 22 - Sir Tristram understood the Giants' courses; He felt the embers but the heat was out; He stood contemplating the roasted horses; And all at once, without suspense or doubt, His own decided judgment thus enforces...
Page 200 - Pottingen, wearied with a few weeks search, during which he has not been able to find either of the objects of it, resolves to stop at Weimar, and wait events there. It so happens, that he takes up his...
Page 11 - The bill of fare (as you may well suppose) Was suited to those plentiful old times, Before our modern luxuries arose, With truffles and ragouts, and various crimes ; And therefore, from the original in prose I shall arrange the catalogue in rhymes : They served up salmon, venison, and wild boars By hundreds, and by dozens, and by scores, ** Hogsheads of honey, kilderkins of mustard...
Page 192 - Only the wind — It is well, however — it reminds me of that melancholy air, which has so often solaced the hours of my captivity — Let me see whether the damps of this dungeon have not yet injured my guitar. [Takes his Guitar, tunes it, and begins the following Air with a full accompaniment of Violins from the Orchestra. [Air, Lanterna Magica.] SONG BY ROGERO.
Page 112 - Earnestly their minds are fix'd each upon his foe ; Face to face they take their place ; anon the trumpets blow. They stir their horses with the spur, they lay their lances low, They bend their shields before their breasts, their face to the saddle-bow. Earnestly their minds are fix'd each upon his foe. The heavens are overcast above, the earth trembles below, The people stand in silence, gazing on the show...

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