Queen Mary of Modena: Her Life and Letters

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1905 - Всего страниц: 523
 

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Стр. 108 - Zeal, Sedition, canker'd Hate, No more shall vex the church, and tear the state: * No more shall Faction civil discords move, Or only discords of too tender love : Discord, like that of music's various parts ; Discord, that makes the harmony of hearts ; Discord, that only this dispute shall bring, *• Who best shall love the duke, and serve the king.
Стр. 138 - I looked upon this deliverance as most signal. Such an inundation of fanatics and men of impious principles must needs have caused universal disorder, cruelty, injustice, rapine, sacrilege, and confusion, an unavoidable civil war, and misery without end.
Стр. 419 - King our father enjoin it; the preservation of our family, the preventing of unnatural wars require it ; and the public good and welfare of our country recommend it to you, to rescue it from present and future evils ; which must, to...
Стр. 292 - tis to tread on sceptres and on kings : Secure of empire in that beauteous breast, Who would not give their crowns to be so blest...
Стр. 477 - Mar ; and they use poor Harry most unmercifully, and call him knave and traitor, and God knows what. I believe all poor Harry's fault was, that he could not play his part with a grave enough face ; he could not help laughing, now and then, at such Kings and Queens.
Стр. 47 - Tasso knew how the fairer sex to grace, But in no one durst all perfection place ; In her alone that owns this book is seen Clorinda's spirit, and her lofty mien, Sophronia's piety, Erminia's truth, — Armida's charms — her beauty and her youth. Our princess here, as in a glass, doth dress Her well-taught mind, and every grace express, — More to our wonder than Rinaldo fought: The hero's race excels the poet's thought.
Стр. 427 - He might have been great and good, but God hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he can now only pretend to the humble merit of a post-boy who brings good news, to which he has not contributed.
Стр. 202 - CouncilBoard and at the Chancery a day or two after. This procedure was censured by some as below his Majesty to condescend to, on the talk of the people.
Стр. 198 - I don't believe you could have such a thought against the worst of fathers, much less perform it against the best, that has always been kind to you, and I believe has loved you better than all the rest of his children.
Стр. 190 - OUR vows are heard betimes ! and Heaven takes care To grant, before we can conclude the prayer : Preventing angels met it half the way, And sent us back to praise, who came to pray.

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