Tales from English History

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R. Carter, 1866 - 344 pagina's
 

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Pagina 35 - Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain : whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life ? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Pagina 196 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Pagina 335 - While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud, The wreathing fires made way. They wrapt the ship in splendor wild, They caught the flag on high, And streamed above the gallant child, Like banners in the sky. There came a burst of thunder sound — The boy — oh ! where was he ? Ask of the winds that far around With fragments strewed the sea. With mast, and helm, and pennon fair, That well had borne their part — But the noblest thing that perished there, Was that young faithful heart.
Pagina 335 - And shouted but once more aloud, "My father! must I stay?" While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud, The wreathing fires made way. They...
Pagina 295 - My dear Mrs. Betty, for the love of God run quickly and bring her with you. You know my lodging, and, if ever you made despatch in your life, do it at present. I am almost distracted with this disappointment.
Pagina 313 - The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
Pagina 276 - Catholics hoped and believed that James would, by a decisive blow, remain master of Ireland; while the Protestants looked forward with the deepest interest to the approaching struggle, as involving in it so much that was dear to them. In Londonderry and Enniskillen, in Dublin and Cork, in the north and the south, in the east and the west, how many hearts beat with anxious expectation!
Pagina 338 - Lord Nelson has been commanded to spare Denmark when she no longer resists. The line of defence which covered her shores has struck to the British flag; but if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, he must set on fire all the •prizes he has taken, without having the power of saving the men who have so nobly defended them. The brave Danes are the brothers and should never be the enemies of the English.
Pagina 14 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath...
Pagina 334 - And but the booming shots replied, • And fast the flames roll'd on. Upon his brow he felt their breath, And in his waving hair, And look'd from that lone post of death In still, yet brave despair; And shouted but once more aloud, ' My father ! must I stay ?' While o'er him fast through sail and shroud, The wreathing fires made way.

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