Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of Their Courts, Now First Published from Official Records and Other Authentic Documents, Private as Well as Public, Volumes 6-7

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Blanchard and Lea, 1857
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Pagina 86 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Pagina 86 - I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all, to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.
Pagina 87 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Pagina 221 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath. That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Pagina 83 - Christ was the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what that word did make it, That I believe and take it.
Pagina 105 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Pagina 347 - That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Pagina 86 - Fitz-Eustace' heart felt closely pent ; As if to give his rapture vent, The spur he to his charger lent, And raised his bridle hand, And, making demi-volte in air, Cried, " Where's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land !" The Lindesay smiled his joy to see; Nor Marmion's frown repress'd his glee.
Pagina 168 - ... had prostrated herself three times, in the most graceful manner, approached the table, and milied the plates with bread and salt, with as much awe as if the queen had been present. When they had waited there a little while, the yeomen of the guard...
Pagina 133 - ... her majesty gave them her hand to kiss, with most gracious words of commendation to them in particular, and in general of Gray's-inn " as a house she was much beholden to, for that it did always study for some sports to present unto her.

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