The historical class book: or, Readings in modern history

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Relfe & Fletcher, 1839 - 120 pages

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Page 66 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 71 - marched thither in funeral procession, with black tapers in ' their hands. He himself followed in his shroud. He was ' laid in his coffin, with much solemnity. The service for the ' dead was chanted, and Charles joined in the prayers which ' were offered up for the rest of his soul, mingling his tears ' with those which his attendants shed, as if they had been
Page 119 - 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 a chain, she had an oblong collar of gold and jewels.
Page 118 - First went gentlemen, barons, earls, knights of the garter, all richly dressed and bare-headed: next came the chancellor, bearing the seals in a red silk purse between two; one of which carried the royal sceptre, the other the sword of state, in a red scabbard, studded with golden fleurs-de-lis, the point upwards...
Page 461 - ... depend. The law touches us but here and there, and now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and colour to our lives. According to their quality, they aid morals, they supply them, or they totally destroy them.
Page 120 - At last came an unmarried lady, (we were told she was a Countess,) and along with her a married one, bearing a tasting-knife ; the former was dressed in white...
Page 119 - ... next came THE QUEEN, in the Sixty-fifth Year of her Age, as we were told, very Majestic; her Face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her Eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her Nose a little hooked; her Lips narrow; and her Teeth black (a Defect the English seem subject to, from their too great Use of Sugar); she had in her Ears two Pearls, with very rich Drops; she wore false Hair, and that red...
Page 262 - ... though my dutiful behaviour to your majesty in the worst of times (for which I acknowledge my poor services much overpaid) may not be sufficient to incline you to a charitable interpretation of my actions; yet I hope the great advantage I enjoy under your majesty, which I can never expect in any other change of government, may reasonably convince your majesty and the world that I am actuated by a higher principle, when I offer that violence to my inclination and interest, as to desert your majesty...
Page 166 - In a by-Cutler's shop of Tower-hill he bought a tenpenny knife (so cheap was the instrument of this great attempt,) and the sheath thereof he sewed to the lining of his pocket, that he might at any moment draw forth the blade alone with one hand, for he had maimed the other. This done, he made shift, partly as it is said on horse-back and partly on foot, to get to Portsmouth, for he was indigent and low in money, which perhaps might have a little edged his desperation.
Page 120 - During the time that this guard, which consists of the tallest and stoutest men that can be found in all England, being carefully selected for this service, were bringing dinner, twelve trumpets and two kettledrums made the hall ring for half an hour together.

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