The Biographical Mirrour: Comprising a Series of Ancient and Modern English Portraits, of Eminent and Distinguished Persons, from Original Pictures and Drawings, Volume 1

S. and E. Harding, 1795 - 250 pages
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Page 112 - MY DEAR mistress has a heart Soft as those kind looks she gave me; When with love's resistless art, And her eyes, she did enslave me. But her constancy's so weak, She's so wild and apt to wander, That my jealous heart would break Should we live one day asunder.
Page 85 - Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind, To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore; I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honour more.
Page 64 - THE BOWMAN'S GLORY ; or archery revived. Giving an account of the many signal favours vouchsafed to archers and archery by those renowned monarchs, King Henry VIII., James, and Charles I. As by their several gracious commissions here recited may appear. With a brief relation of the manner of the archers marching on several days of solemnity. Published by William Wood, marshal to the Regiment of Archers.
Page 100 - Was still inclin'd to noble Poesie; And when that once Pueriles I had read And newly had my Cato construed...
Page 83 - WHAT man that sees the ever-whirling wheele, Of Change, the which all mortall things doth sway, But that therby doth find, and plainly feele, How MUTABILITY in them doth play Her cruell sports to many mens decay...
Page 106 - Grave morrall Spencer after these came on Then whom I am perswaded there was none Since the blind Bard his Iliads up did make, Fitter a taske like that to undertake, To set downe boldly, bravely to invent, In all high knowledge, surely excellent.
Page 111 - I hope in your conversation to be " exalted to that degree of piety, that the world " may see how much I abhor what I so long " loved, and how much I glory in repentance " and in God's service. Bestow your prayers " upon me, that God would spare me (if it be
Page 23 - There was never so great a mind and spirit contained in so little room ; so large an understanding and so unrestrained a fancy in so very small a body; so that the lord Falkland used to say merrily, that he thought it was a great ingredient into his friendship for Mr. Godolphin, that he was pleased to be found in his company, where he was the properer man...
Page 40 - Aesop, men, Yet crown'd with honours, as with riches, then; Who had no less a trumpet of their name, Than Cicero, whose every breath was fame: How can so great example die in me, That, Alleyn, I should pause to publish thee?
Page 18 - ... in all his actions, and professed his religion in his life and conversation. He was a true Protestant of the Church of England, so born, so brought up, and so died ; his conversation was so honest that I never heard him speak a word in my life that tended to God's dishonour, or encouragement of any kind of debauchery or sin.

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