The Graphic History of the British Empire

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1891 - 803 pagina's
 

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Pagina 516 - 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.
Pagina 357 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Pagina 189 - We can so shape transparent substances, and so arrange them with respect to our sight and objects, that rays can be broken and bent as we please, so that objects may be seen far off or near, under whatever angle we please ; and thus from an incredible distance we may read the smallest letters, and number the grains of dust and sand...
Pagina 516 - ... goods, and prepare for their removal; and did by moonshine, it being brave, dry, and moonshine and warm weather, carry much of my goods into the garden; and Mr. Hater and I did remove my money and iron chests into my cellar, as thinking that the safest place. And got my bags of gold into my office, ready to carry away, and my chief papers of accounts also there, and my tallies into a box by themselves.
Pagina 358 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be...
Pagina 516 - When we could endure no more upon the water, we to a little ale-house on the Bankside, over against the Three Cranes, and there staid till it was dark almost, and saw the fire grow; and, as it grew darker, appeared more and more; and in corners and upon steeples, and between churches and houses, as far as we could see up the hill of the City, in a most horrid, malicious, bloody flame, not like the fine flame of an ordinary fire.
Pagina 235 - We are called slaves ; and, if we do not perform our services, we are beaten...
Pagina 721 - December 1886 he was Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons...
Pagina 358 - And now I come to the great thing that troubleth my conscience more than any other thing that ever I said or did in my life, and that is, the setting abroad of writings contrary to the truth which here now I renounce and refuse as things written with my hand, contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and writ for fear of death, and to save my life...
Pagina 330 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.

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