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Стр. 30 - Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Стр. 178 - A battery of six pieces fired upon him with case-shot. His clothes were pierced, his left spur carried away, and his right boot torn ; but he was not wounded. " You see, my friends," cried he instantly, "the Blues do not aim well." The peasants took courage, and rushed on. M. de Lescure, to keep up with them, was obliged to put his horse to the full trot. At that moment, perceiving a large crucifix, they threw themselves on their knees before it. M. de Bauge wanted to urge them on. " Let them pray,
Стр. 84 - OF a tall stature, and of sable hue, Much like the son of Kish, that lofty Jew, Twelve years complete he suffered in exile, And kept his father's asses all the while...
Стр. 391 - In this series of biographies, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of romance, it is the singular merit of Miss Strickland that her research has enabled her to throw new light on many doubtful passages, to bring forth fresh facts, and to render every portion of our annals which she has described an interesting and valuable study. She has given a most valuable contribution to...
Стр. 308 - Go," said he to the archbishop, " and tell your colleagues, that if they are so impatient to assist the suffering poor, they had better come hither and join the friends of the people. Tell them no longer to embarrass our proceedings with affected delays...
Стр. 201 - It is not surprising that with such maxims as these in his mouth, unguarded in his expressions, and careless of his reputation, he should have afforded room for the circulation of many stories to his disadvantage. Violent, impetuous, conscious of the superiority of his talents,. and the declared enemy and denouncer of every species of tyranny and oppression, he could not fail to shock the prejudices, to oppose the interests, to excite the jealousy, and to wound the pride of many descriptions of persons....
Стр. 35 - Was in lustre, and in splendour, and in light itself outdone, For the lowland and the highland were gleaming as of old, When England vied with France in pride, on the famous Field of Gold, And morn, and noon, and evening, and all the livelong night, Were the sound of ceaseless music and the echo of delight. And but for Vauban's waving arm and the answering cannonade, It might have been a festal scene in some Versailles arcade ; For she was there, the beautiful, the daughter of Mortemart, And her...
Стр. 101 - What is it, Life? a little strife, where victories are vain, Where those who conquer do not win, nor those receive who gain.
Стр. 391 - Cheaper Edition, with numerous Additions, uniform with Miss Strickland's " Lives of the Queens of England.
Стр. 92 - Dr. Johnson - a man of the people if ever there was one, - was yet prouder of having been touched by Queen Anne, when he was a child, of speaking about 'the great lady in black,' of whom he had an indistinct recollection, than he was of all his heroism under misfortune...

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