Five Generations of a Loyal House: Part I., Containing the Lives of Richard Bertie and His Son Peregrine, Lord Willoughby, Part 1

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Rivingtons, 1845 - England - 544 pages

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Page 68 - And yet Time hath his revolutions; there must be a period and an end to all temporal things —finis rerum — an end of names. and dignities, and whatsoever is terrene; —and why not of De Vere ?— for where is BOHUN? Where is MOWBRAY? Where is MORTIMER? Nay, which is more, and most of all, where is PLANTAGENET ? They are entombed in the urns and sepulchres of mortality!
Page 338 - Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, • But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die...
Page 258 - Upon the bloody shore. Stand to it, noble pikemen, And look you round about: And shoot you right, you bow-men, And we will keep them out: You musquet and calliver men, Do you prove true to me, I'le be the formost man in fight, Says brave Lord Willoughbey.
Page 92 - We little thought that one, whom we had raised out of the dust, and prosecuted with such singular favour, above all others, would, with so great contempt, have slighted and broken our commands in a matter of so great consequence, and so highly concerning us and our honour.
Page vii - And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever : and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own names.
Page 259 - Then quoth the Spanish general, Come let us march away, I fear we shall be spoiled all If here we longer stay ; For yonder comes Lord Willoughbey With courage fierce and fell, He will not give one inch of way For all the devils in hell.
Page 68 - ... times when the government was unsettled and the kingdom in competition. I have laboured to make a covenant with myself that affection may not press upon judgment ; for I suppose...
Page 260 - Of fifteen pence a day ; And from all costs and charges She quit and set them free : And this she did all for the sake • Of brave lord Willoughbey.
Page 68 - De Vere, by so many ages, descents, and generations, as no other kingdom can produce such a peer in one and the self-same name and title.
Page 259 - For seven hours to all men's view This fight endured sore, Until our men so feeble grew That they could fight no more ; And then upon dead horses Full savourly they eat, And drank the puddle water — They could no better get.

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