The Youth's Historical Gift: A Christmas, New-Year and Birth-day Present. Containing: Familiar Descriptions of Civil, Military and Naval Events

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R. M. Evans
D. Appleton, 1847
 

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Seite 64 - Now entertain conjecture of a time When creeping murmur and the poring dark Fills the wide vessel of the universe. From camp to camp through the foul womb of night The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Seite 92 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Seite 17 - ... them the value of the same livery, or percase the double value, by such covenant and assurance, that every of them shall maintain Other in all quarrels, be they reasonable or unreasonable, to the great mischief and oppression of the people,
Seite 48 - Melrose, which is an abbey of black monks, situated on the borders of the two kingdoms, they halted, and gave directions to the friars for the burial of the Earl of Douglas, whose obsequies were very reverently performed on the second day after their arrival. His body was placed in a tomb of stone with the banner of Douglas suspended over it.
Seite 182 - ... which I will most heartily obey. This is known to the blessed Son of God, whom I pray to grant you a long and happy life, and that I may have the great joy of seeing you soon. " Written in the false and traitorous town of Mons, with a doleful heart, the 6th day of June.
Seite 37 - ... infantry to join their servants and keep up the skirmish. As their men were armed, they formed themselves under the pennons of the three principal barons, who each had his particular appointment. In the...
Seite 87 - ... but should still retain their several usages, customs, and privileges: that all the princes, peers, vassals, and communities of France should swear, that they would both adhere to the future succession of Henry, and pay him present obedience as regent : that this prince should unite his arms to those of king Charles and the duke of Burgundy, in order to subdue the adherents of Charles the pretended...
Seite 65 - That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch : Fire answer's fire ; and through their paly flames Each battle sees the other's umber'd face : Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents, The armourers, accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.
Seite 52 - The very vassals boldly dare despise! Ah, helpless monarch, whose enervate hands And wavering counsels dare no high emprize! Thy hapless reign will cause our tears to flow, And fill the land with beggars, well we trow.
Seite 41 - but do not tell friend or foe whether I am in your company or not ; for should the enemy know the truth they will greatly rejoice." The two Sinclairs and Sir James Lindsay obeyed his orders. The banner was raised, and " Douglas !

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