The Life of Queen Elizabeth

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Dent, 1924 - Всего страниц: 718
 

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A well written, but run of the mill account of Queen Elizabeth Ist., life and times. I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Endeavour via Netgalley in return foran honest unbiased review. Читать весь отзыв

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Стр. 519 - Look how the Lion of the sea lifts up his ancient crown, And underneath his deadly paw treads the gay lilies down. So stalked he when he turned to flight, on that famed Picard field, Bohemia's plume, and Genoa's bow, and Caesar's eagle shield.
Стр. 527 - ... 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. I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman...
Стр. 520 - Then bugle's note and cannon's roar the deathlike silence broke, And with one start, and with one cry, the royal city woke. At once on all her stately gates arose the answering fires; At once the wild alarum clashed from all her reeling spires; From all the batteries of the Tower pealed loud the voice of fear; And all the thousand masts of Thames sent back a louder cheer...
Стр. 520 - And the broad streams of pikes and flags rushed down each roaring street; And broader still became the blaze, and louder still the din, As fast from every village round the horse came spurring in...
Стр. 94 - Christ was the word that spake it; He took the bread and brake it ; And what the word did make it, That I believe and take it.
Стр. 264 - 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.
Стр. 122 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Стр. 628 - That day she was dressed in white silk, bordered with pearls of the size of beans, and over it a mantle of black silk, shot with silver threads; her train was very long, the end of it borne by a marchioness; instead of chain she had an oblong collar of gold and jewels.
Стр. 520 - Right sharp and quick the bells all night rang out from Bristol town, And ere the day three hundred horse had met on Clifton Down...

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