Welsh sketches, by the author of 'Proposals for Christian union'.

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Page 66 - I'll give my jewels for a set of beads, My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay apparel for an almsman's gown, My...
Page 173 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Page 180 - ... and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, " This is the way, walk ye in it," when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Page 121 - Oh! lavish blossoms with thy hand O'er all the forests of the land, And let thy gifts like floods descending O'er every hill and glen be blending; Let orchard, garden, vine express Thy fulness and thy fruitfulness O'er all the land of beauty fling The costly traces of thy wing! And thus...
Page 37 - These maskers, after they had entered the manor of Kennington, alighted from their horses, and entered the hall on foot ; which done, the prince, his mother, and the lords, came out of the chamber into the hall, whom the mummers did salute...
Page 23 - There was much crowding and pushing about, for every one was eager to cry out,
Page 14 - I never yet found any one in battle, who, body to body, had given me so much to do as you have done this day. I adjudge to you the prize of valour above all the knights of my court, as what is justly due to you.
Page 6 - France was following him, in order to give him battle, said to his people : " Let us post ourselves here ; for we will not go farther before we have seen our enemies. I have good reason to wait for them on this spot ; as I am now upon the lawful inheritance of my lady-mother, which was given her as her marriage-portion ; and I am resolved to defend it against my adversary, Philippe de Valois.
Page 10 - Gentlemen, you are all my people, my friends and brethren at arms this day ; therefore, as I am blind, I request of you to lead me so far into the engagement that I may strike one stroke with my sword.
Page 9 - Genoese were assembled together, and began to approach, they made a great leap and cry to abash the Englishmen, but they stood still and stirred not for all that. Then the...

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