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Pagina 381 - We stayed till, it being darkish, we saw the fire as only one entire arch of fire from this to the other side of the bridge, and in a bow up the hill for an arch of above a mile long; it made me weep to see it. The churches, houses, and
Pagina 393 - It was certainly quite possible, and even common, for a man to drink three quarts a day. A hundred years later Benjamin Franklin describes the daily beer-drinking in a London printing-house. The men took a pint before breakfast, a pint with breakfast, a pint between breakfast and dinner, a pint at dinner, a pint at six,
Pagina 338 - will court you. Say, are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men ? " At morn or even shades are longest, At noon they are or short or none; So men at weakest, they are strongest, But grant us perfect, they're not known. Say, are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of
Pagina 427 - Some fiery fop, with new commission vain, Who sleeps in brambles till he kills his man— Some frolic drunkard reeling from a feast, Provokes a broil and stabs you for a jest. Yet even these heroes mischievously gay, Lords of the street and terrors of the way, Flushed as they are
Pagina 204 - Come, my Corinna, come, and coming, mark How each field turns a street, each street a park Made green and trimmed with trees; sec how Devotion gives each house a bough Or branch; each porch, each door,
Pagina 149 - you—take it not amiss— I cannot, nor I will not, yield to you. Henry VIII. lived in this palace, which he almost entirely rebuilt. Prince Henry, after his marriage with Catherine of Aragon, was conducted in great
Pagina 204 - We have been rambling all the night, And almost all the day, And now returning back again We have brought you a branch of May. A branch of May we have brought you, And at your door it stands; It is but a sprout, but it's well budded out, By the work of our Lord's hands.
Pagina 149 - in council. Edward gave the house to his mother, and placed in it for safety his wife and children before going out to fight the battle of Barnet. Here Buckingham offered the crown to Richard. Alas! why would you heap these cares on me? I am unfit for state and majesty; I do beseech
Pagina 258 - is to be a fair court, but three sides of it of a far lower building than the front. And in all the four corners of the court fair staircases, cast into turrets on the outside, and not within the
Pagina 427 - Yet even these heroes mischievously gay, Lords of the street and terrors of the way, Flushed as they are with folly, youth, and wine, Their prudent insults to the poor confine : Afar they mark the flambeau's bright approach, And shun the shining train and golden coach.