Flags of the World, Past and Present: Their Story and Associations

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F. Warne, 1915 - Всего страниц: 256
 

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Стр. 191 - WHEN Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night. And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then from his mansion in the sun She called her eagle bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand The symbol of her chosen land.
Стр. 43 - 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. So glared he when at Agincourt in wrath he turned to bay, And crushed and torn beneath his claws the princely hunters lay.
Стр. 189 - Resolved, That the Flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Стр. 5 - Take thy banner! and, beneath The battle-cloud's encircling wreath, Guard it, till our homes are free ! Guard it! God will prosper thee! In the dark and trying hour, In the breaking forth of power, In the rush of steeds and men, His right hand will shield thee then. "Take thy banner! But when night Closes round the ghastly fight, If the vanquished warrior bow, Spare him ! By our holy vow. By our prayers and many tears, By the mercy that endears. Spare him ! he our love hath shared ! Spare him ! as...
Стр. 61 - Ireland, that the said kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland shall, upon the first day of January, which shall be in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and one, and for ever after, be united into one kingdom, by the name of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Стр. 48 - ... were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,* Straining upon the start. The game's afoot ; Follow your spirit : and, upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry ! England ! and Saint George ! [Exeunt . Alarum, and Chambers go off.
Стр. 102 - In the solitude of the seas, we hail a star as a friend from whom we have been long separated. Among the Portuguese and the Spaniards, peculiar motives seem to increase this feeling ; a religious sentiment attaches them to a constellation, the form of which recalls the sign of the faith planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the new world...
Стр. 196 - ... statistics and historical data may be bound, and to request veteran associations and others proposing to supply such historical data and information to furnish the same on printed or manuscript sheets of a uniform size to correspond with the size of such volumes.
Стр. 62 - Azure, the Crosses Saltire of St. Andrew and St. Patrick Quarterly, per Saltire counterchanged Argent and Gules : the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of St. George of the third, fimbriated as the Saltire.
Стр. 193 - Gin. by 4ft. 4in. in the foot regiments, and 4ft. by 3ft. in the mounted ones — on the stripes of which is placed the honour-roll as on the British regimental colour. In the militia regiments, which also carry a pair, the president's colour, as we should call it, is replaced by that of their State. In their eagle the fathers of the Republic made an unfortunate choice. They wanted something classical, and this hankering after the Romans led them to call their second chamber a Senate and made them...

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