Anecdotes of the Aristocracy: And Episodes in Ancestral Story, Volume 1

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Henry Colburn, 1849 - Anecdotes

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Page 294 - Scot," exclaims the Lance, Bear me to the heart of France, Is the longing of the Shield — Tell thy name, thou trembling Field ; Field of death, where'er thou be, Groan thou with our victory ! Happy day, and mighty hour, When our Shepherd, in his power, Mailed and horsed, with lance and sword, To his Ancestors restored, Like a re-appearing Star, Like a glory from afar, First shall head the Flock of War...
Page 294 - Now another day is come, Fitter hope, and nobler doom ; He hath thrown aside his crook, And hath buried deep his book ; Armour rusting in his halls On the blood of Clifford calls ; — Quell the Scot...
Page 217 - I want to know you, Mr. Sterne, but it is fit you also should know who it is that wishes this pleasure. You have heard of an old Lord Bathurst, of whom your Popes and Swifts have sung and spoken so much ? I have lived my life with geniuses of that cast ; but have survived...
Page 279 - She was a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers ; according to a saying that went of her, ' that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 33 - Alas !" exclaims he. with a sudden burst of feeling, " why do I say my ? Our union would have healed feuds in which blood had been shed by our fathers ; it would have joined lands broad and rich ; it would have joined at least one heart, and two persons not ill-matched in years — and — and — and — what has been the result ?" But enough of Annesley Hall and the poetical themes connected with it.
Page 273 - ... her try if he had forgot his psalms, by naming any one she would have him repeat; and by casting her eye over it she would know if he was right...
Page 217 - This nobleman, I say, is a prodigy, for he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty; a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew ; added to which a man of learning, courtesy and feeling.
Page 87 - At night there was a mask in the hall, which for conceit and fashion was suitable to the occasion.
Page 294 - The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills. In him the savage virtue of the race, Revenge, and all ferocious thoughts were dead : Nor did he change ; but kept in lofty place The wisdom which adversity had bred. Glad were the vales, and every cottage-hearth ; The shepherd-lord was honoured more and more ; And, ages after he was laid in earth, " The good Lord Clifford
Page 65 - His time was regularly spent in reading, meditation, and prayer. No Carthusian monk was ever more constant and rigid in his abstinence. His plain garb, his long and silver beard, his mortified and venerable aspect, bespoke him an ancient inhabitant of the desert, rather than a gentleman of fortune in a populous city.

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