Life of Margaret Beaufort: Countess of Richmond and Derby ; Mother of King Henry the Sebenth

Smith, Elder and Company, 1839 - 262 Seiten

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Seite 4 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
Seite 16 - The intention of this book is not less admirable than the manner in which it is written. It is most instructive, and the tone of its contents is in the highest degree pious, without the least tinge of puritanism. The information it gives on the most difficult points of biblical reading render it a valuable book to all who desire true knowledge."— AGE. " Curious, industrious, and learned, and well worthy the attention of the public.
Seite 12 - Universally and cordially do we recommend this delightful volume. We believe no person could read this work and not be the better for its pious and touching lessons. It is a page taken from the book of life, and eloquent with all the instruction of an excellent pattern : it is a commentary on the affectionate warning, ' Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
Seite 4 - This is a work that must make its way into a permanent place in our literature. The quaintness of its language, the touching simplicity of its descriptions and dialogues, and the reverential spirit of love which breathes through it, will insure it a welcome reception amongst all readers of refined taste and discernment.
Seite 2 - GS Naturalist to the Expedition. Comprising highly-finished representations of the most novel and interesting objects in Natural History, collected during the voyage of the Beagle, with descriptive Letterpress, and a general Sketch of the Zoology of the Southern Part of South America. Figures are given of many species of animals hitherto unknown or but imperfectly described, together with an account of their habits, ranges, and places of habitation. The collections were chiefly made in the provinces...
Seite 3 - We obtain from these volumes more information of a practical kind than from any other publication ; a closer view of the Domestic life of the Chinese — of the public institutions — the manufactures — natural resources — and literature. The work in fact is full of information, gathered with diligence, and fairly leaves the English reader without any excuse for ignorance on the subject."— ATLAS.
Seite 9 - Adequately to describe the delicate beauty of these splendid plates does not appear to lie within the power of language. There is not an admirer of the works of the departed noble poet who can feel satisfied that he has a perfect edition of them, unless the ' Byron Gallery
Seite 2 - In order to secure to science the full advantage of Discoveries in Natural History, the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury have been pleased to make a liberal grant of money towards defraying part of the expenses of the following important publications. They have, in consequence, been undertaken on a scale worthy of the high patronage thus received, and are offered to the public at a much lower price than would otherwise have been possible.
Seite 30 - And there as (whenever) any frailty maketh you to fall, beseech his mercy soon to call you to him again with repentance, satisfaction, and contrition of your heart, never more in will to offend him. Secondly, next him above all earthly things, to be true liegeman in heart, in will, in thought, in deed, unto the king our...
Seite 212 - I should never have it, yet your kind dealing is to me a thousand times more than all that good I can recover, and all the French King's might be mine withal. My dear heart...

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