Windsor Castle, and Its Environs

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H. G. Bohn, 1848 - 312 pages
 

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Page 296 - Alas! regardless of their doom The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come Nor care beyond to-day: Yet see how all around 'em wait The ministers of human fate And black Misfortune's baleful train!
Page 296 - The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare descry : Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. Gay Hope is theirs, by Fancy fed, Less pleasing, when possest; The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast...
Page 37 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Page 192 - ... and all the court, went about masked, and came into houses unknown, and danced there with a great deal of wild frolic. In all this people were so disguised, that, without being in the secret, none could distinguish them. They were carried about in hackney chairs. Once the queen's chairmen, not knowing who she was, went from her : so she was alone, and was much disturbed, and came to Whitehall in a hackney coach : some say it was in a cart.
Page 158 - ... the Right Honourable Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, came from Italy, and brought with him gloves...
Page 305 - mos pro lege ' which defies the police and the Mendicity Society. I love the absurdity of a Captain taking precedence of a Marshal, and a Marshal bearing a gilt baton, at an angle of forty-five degrees from his right hip ; and an Ensign flourishing a flag with the grace of a tight-rope dancer ; and Sergeants paged by fair-skinned Indians and beardless Turks ; and Corporals in sashes and gorgets, guarded by innocent Polemen in blue jackets and white trousers.
Page 15 - Amidst the knightly ring: A murmur of the restless deep Was blent with every strain, A voice of winds that would not sleep — He never smiled again.
Page 100 - So went to bed : where eagerly his sickness Pursued him still ; and, three nights after this, About the hour of eight (which he himself Foretold should be his last), full of repentance, Continual meditations, tears, and sorrows, He gave his honours to the world again, His blessed...
Page 113 - The conquest of Egypt by the Arabs diffused that vain science over the globe. Congenial to the avarice of the human heart, it was studied in China as in Europe, with equal eagerness and with equal success.
Page 122 - Be brave then ; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation. There shall be, in England, seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny : the threehooped pot shall have ten hoops ; and I will make it felony to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass.

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