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ancient appears AUTHOR OF JOHN Baron became Berkeley BLACKETT'S brother Buckingham Castle century Champion Charles coronation coronet Courcy Court Courtenay daughter death died Dixon Duchess Duke of Wharton Dymoke Earl Earldom Edward eldest England English estates extinct father favour fortune France friends gentleman George Hanger Grace Haddon Haddon Hall Hall hand heir heiress Henry Henry VIII honour Horace Walpole House of Courtenay House of Lords House of Peers husband interest Ireland Irish Irish peerage JOHN HALIFAX King knight Knight of Malta Lady Ellenborough land late lived London Lord Charles Townshend Lord Lyttelton lordship Marquis marriage married Mary matter never noble Parliament passed peerage person present Prince Queen quoth readers reign royal Scrivelsby seat Simon Eyre Sir Bernard Burke Sir George Sir John Sir William story tell Thomas told took Townshend vols volume Walpole wife writes young
Page 226 - Oh blameless Bethel ! to relieve thy breast ? When the loose mountain trembles from on high, Shall gravitation cease, if you go by ? Or some old temple, nodding to its fall, For Chartres' head reserve the hanging wall ? But still this world (so fitted for the knave) Contents us not.
Page 336 - A NOBLE LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF "JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN." "This is one of those pleasant tales in which the author of 'John Halifax' speaks out of a generous heart the purest truths of life.
Page 324 - Second Edition. Demy 8vo. Price 30s. Completing the Work. *' These concluding volumes of Mr. Dixon's * History of two Queens ' will be perused with keen interest by thousands of readers. Whilst no less valuable to the student, they will be far more enthralling to the general reader than the earlier half of the history. Every page of what may be termed Anne Boleyn's story affords a happy illustration of the author's vivid and picturesque style. The work should be found in every library."— Post.
Page 247 - After a grateful commemoration of the fifty-five years of union and happiness which he enjoyed with Mabel his wife, the good earl thus speaks from the tomb: "What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
Page 26 - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
Page 108 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage ; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage.
Page 27 - His passion still, to covet general praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant bounty, which no friend has made; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind, 200 Too rash for thought, for action too refined...
Page 325 - Litolff, &c., whether as composers or executants, are in a liberal spirit He recognizes cheerfully the talents of our native artists, Sir Sterndale Bennett, Mr. Macfarren, Madame Arabella Goddard, Mr. John Barnett, Mr. Hullah, Mrs. Shaw, Mr. A. Sullivan, &c. The celebrities with whom Moscheles came in contact, include Sir Walter Scott, Sir Robert Peel, the late Duke of Cambridge, the Bunsens, Louis Philippe, Napoleon the Third, Humboldt, Henry Heine, Thomas More, Count Nesselrode, the Duchess of...