Chautauqua Library of English History and Literature: From the earliest times to the later Norman period. -2. The period of the early Plantagenets. -3. The wars of the roses

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Phillips & Hunt, 1879

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Page 192 - By its own weight made steadfast and immovable. Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Page 30 - For, by the sacred radiance of the sun ; The mysteries of Hecate, and the night; By all the operations of the orbs, . From whom we do exist, and cease to be ; Here I disclaim all my paternal care, Propinquity and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee, from this, for ever. The barbarous Scythian, Or he that makes his generation messes...
Page 42 - Or the grape's ecstatic juice. Flush'd with mirth and hope they burn, But none from Cattraeth's vale return, Save Aeron brave, and Conan strong, (Bursting through the bloody throng) And I, the meanest of them all, That live to weep and sing their fall.
Page 203 - Truly there was much trouble in these times, and very great distress; he caused castles to be built, and oppressed the poor. The king was also of great sternness, and he took from his subjects many marks of gold, and many hundred pounds of silver, and this, either with or without right, and with little need. He was given to avarice and greedily loved gain.
Page 179 - Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese, and butter, — for there was none in the land. Wretched men starved with hunger ; some lived on alms who had been erewhile rich ; some fled the country. Never was there more misery, and never acted heathens worse than these.
Page 179 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver, and tortured them with pains unspeakable, for never were any martyrs tormented as these were.
Page 147 - God (saith St. Paul again) willeth all men to be saved : he willeth not (saith St. Peter) that any man should perish. He saith it himself, yea, he sweareth it, that he hath no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked should turn from his way and live 8.
Page 163 - Thus was tried, by the great assize of God's judgment in battle, the right of power between the English and Norman nations; a battle the most memorable of all others, and, however miserably lost, yet most nobly fought on the part of England.
Page 130 - ... animated and elated with wine. He admonished amply that they should bear it well, to those sitting on the bench. So was the wicked one over all the day, the lord and his men, drunk with wine, the stern dispenser of wealth ; till that they swimming lay...
Page 142 - The heel-ways are low, The side-ways unhigh. The roof is built Thy breast full nigh, So thou shalt in mould Dwell full cold, Dimly and dark. Doorless is that house, And dark it is within ; There thou art fast detained, And Death hath the key.

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