True stories, from modern history, from the death of Charlemagne, by the author of 'Stories from ancient' and 'English history'.


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Pagina 21 - The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.
Pagina 164 - ... from that spot, ordered a tent to be pitched there, and appointed proper persons to attend him. He died, notwithstanding their care, as his ancestors for several generations had done, in the field of battle.
Pagina 139 - He professed always to love and seek peace; and it was his usual preface in his treaties, that when Christ came into the world, peace was sung; and when he went out of the world, peace was bequeathed.
Pagina 293 - You will give this seal to my son, this ring to the Queen, and assure her that it is with pain I part with it ; — this little packet contains the hair of all my family, you will give her that too. Tell the Queen, my dear children, and my sister, that...
Pagina 223 - Though forty persons had, at different times, been acquainted with his situation, not one betrayed him : an honorable testimony of the good faith of so many English ! Oliver Cromwell now began to think of extending his own power by annihilating that of the Long Parliament. He, therefore, boldly entered the House of Commons, followed by three hundred soldiers rudely exclaiming to the members, " Get you gone, and give place to honester men ! You are no longer a Parliament...
Pagina 251 - "'Well," replied the king, "what has the bomb to do with the letter I am dictating to you? Go on.
Pagina 73 - Were the French to come as invaders or enemies, uninvited by the wishes of the people, I should oppose them to the utmost of my strength. Yes ! my countrymen, I should advise you to meet them upon the beach with a sword in one hand and a torch in the other.
Pagina xi - True Stories from Ancient History, , . . , . Chronologically arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death : of Charlemagne. Twelfth Edition.
Pagina 214 - And now, my Lords, for myself, I have been by the blessing of Almighty God, taught that the afflictions of this present life are not to be compared to the eternal weight of glory which shall be revealed hereafter. And so, my Lords, even so, with all tranquillity of mind...
Pagina 274 - As he entered, he addressed the master of the house in the following manner : " The son of your king comes to beg a little bread and a few clothes. I know your present attachment to my adversaries; but I believe you have sufficient honour not to abuse my confidence, or to take advantage of my distressed situation. Take these rags that have for some time been my only covering; you may probably restore them to me...

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