History of Dudley Castle and Priory: Including a Genealogical Account of the Families of Suttuon and Ward

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J.R. Smith, 1867 - 132 Seiten
 

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Seite 1 - There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic in the ruined battlement, For which the palace of the present hour Must yield its pomp, and wait till ages are its dower.
Seite 4 - Cities made desolate ; the polished sunk To barbarism, and once barbaric states Swaying the wand of science and of arts ; Illustrious deeds and memorable names Blotted from record, and upon the tongue Of...
Seite iv - E'en such a thing methinks I fain would be, Should Heaven appoint me to a lengthen'd age ; So old in look, that Young and Old may see The record of my closing pilgrimage : Yet, to the last, a rugged wrinkled thing...
Seite 10 - Each robber chief upheld his armed halls, Doing his evil will, nor less elate Than mightier heroes of a longer date.
Seite 88 - Form'da whole which, irregular in parts, Yet left a grand impression on the mind, • At least of those whose eyes are in their hearts: We gaze upon a giant for his stature, Nor judge at first if all be true to nature.
Seite 7 - Because Roger de Somery, at the feast of Pentecost last past, has not appeared before the king to be girded with the military girdle, the sheriff of Worcestershire is hereby commanded to seize on the honour of Dudley, and all the other...
Seite 99 - midst the wreck of things which were; There lie interr'd the more illustrious dead. The wind is up : hark ! how it howls ! Methinks Till now I never heard a sound so dreary : Doors creak, and windows clap, and night's foul bird...
Seite 60 - February llth, 1831. That they are all equally worthy of publication, cannot be supposed or pretended ; but I assert with confidence, that they all bear marks of the same intellectual and manly character — strong sense, acute, yet candid observation on men and manners, and political affairs' — original and deep reflection, combined with a lively imagination, and a knowledge of books, and of the world, rarely found united in the same individual...
Seite 72 - Cleveland's brigade of horse, with one thousand foot, to raise the siege. Wilmot charged the parliament's forlorn, under Mytton, with such fury, that his forces were all like to be cut off; and several officers advised Denbigh not to quit his trenches, to relieve his friends, but there to abide the coming of the royalists. The earl, who had sent out Mytton to meet them, resolved, at all ventures, to assist him, and drawing out his troops, led them on in person, giving the cavaliers so smart a charge...

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