The Romance of History: England, Band 2

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Seite 54 - ... of the Grand Overseer's Square, in the great day of trial and retribution. Then, although every rod should become a serpent, and every serpent an enemy to this institution, yet shall their utmost exertions to destroy its reputation, or sap its foundation, become as impotent as the leprous hand, or as water spilled upon the ground, which cannot be gathered up again.
Seite 263 - Groby, by whom she had children ; and her husband being slain in the second battle of St. Albans, fighting on the side of Lancaster, and his estate being for that reason confiscated, his widow retired to live with her father, at his seat of Grafton, in Northamptonshire.
Seite 46 - I will that he lose his name, worship, dignity, and power ; and that with the great traitor Judas, that betrayed our Saviour, he be in the everlasting fire of hell. And I will and ordain, that this my grant endure as long as there remaineth in England either love or dread of Christian name.
Seite 283 - Peace, cousin, say no more: And now I will unclasp a secret book, And to your quick-conceiving discontents I'll read you matter deep and dangerous, As full of peril and adventurous spirit As to o'er- walk a current roaring loud On the unsteadfast footing of a spear.
Seite 157 - thou speakest foolishly, for by the God of heaven, on whose grace I have relied, and in whom I have a firm hope of victory, I would not, even if I could, increase my number by one...
Seite 227 - And last of all, as heartily and as lovingly as ever father blessed his child in earth, I give you the blessing of Our Lord and of me, which of his infinite mercy increase you in all virtue and good living; and that your blood may by his grace from kindred to kindred multiply in this earth to his service, in such wise as after the departing from this wretched world here, ye and they may glorify him eternally amongst his angels in heaven. Written of mine hand, The day of my departing fro this land....
Seite 137 - Every man's look show'd, fed with cither's spirit, As one had been a mirror to another, Like forms of life and death each took from other ; And so were life and death mix'd at their heights, That you could see no fear of death, for life, Nor love of life, for death : but in their brows Pyrrho's opinion in great letters shone ; That " life and death in all respects are one.
Seite 160 - Tramecourt to commence the battle. thirteen thousand, let off a shoWer of arrows, with all their might, and as high as possible, so as not to lose their effect: they were, for the most part, without any armour, and in jackets, with their hose loose, and hatchets or swords hanging to their girdles: some indeed were bare-footed and without hats.
Seite 227 - God, ye shall do right well, and live in right much worship, and great heart's rest and ease. And I will be to you as good lord and father as my heart can think. " And last of all, as heartily and as lovingly as ever father blessed his child in earth, I give you the blessing of Our Lord and of me, which of His infinite mercy increase you in all virtue and good living ; and that your blood may by His grace from kindred to kindred multiply in this earth to His...
Seite 262 - And the blessing of the widow," thought Master Edward March, after he had taken leave of the lady, and was retracing his steps to the river side, " will be the blessing of the prettiest woman in England. That of the fatherless I could e'en dispense with ; yet, methinks, it is well that they are fatherless, Heaven rest their father's soul!" This short interview caused a strange disturbance in the heart of Elizabeth Gray. The interests of her orphan children, and anxiety to obtain for them the restitution...

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