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Page 24 - Lord of the boundless realm of air! In thy imperial name, The hearts of the bold and ardent dare, The dangerous path, of fame Beneath the shade of thy golden wings, The Roman legions bore, From the river of Egypt's cloudy springs, Their pride, to the polar shore.
Page 282 - The present Lord Murray hath now in his possession a picture of his ancestor naked and covered with wounds, which had been carried about, according to the custom of that age, in order to inflame the populace to revenge his death. If this picture did not flatter, he well deserved the name of the BONNY EARL, for he is there represented as a tall and comely personage.
Page 288 - This Elizabeth Steward, who had now become Mrs. Robert Cromwell, was, say the genealogists, ' indubitably descended from the Royal Stuart Family of Scotland ;' and could still count kindred with them. 'From one Walter Steward, who had accompanied Prince James of Scotland,' when our inhospitable politic Henry IV. detained the poor Prince, driven in by stress of weather to him here. Walter did not return with the Prince to Scotland ; having 'fought tournaments,' — having made an advantageous marriage-settlement...
Page 279 - Tis fifty fathoms deep; And there lies gude Sir Patrick Spens, Wi
Page 135 - The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast: Theirs buxom health, of rosy hue, Wild wit, invention ever new, And lively cheer, of vigour born, The thoughtless day, the easy night, The spirits pure, the slumbers light That fly th
Page 24 - And then a deluge of wrath it came, And the nations shook with dread ; And it swept the earth till its fields were flame, And piled with the mingled dead. Kings were rolled in the wasteful flood, With the low and crouching slave ; And together lay, in a shroud of blood, The coward and the brave.
Page 128 - You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet, Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget The nobler and the manlier one?
Page 53 - And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel : because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. 22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel : for the ark of. God is taken.
Page 281 - In December 1591, Francis Stewart, Earl of Bothwell, had made an attempt to seize on the person of his sovereign James VI. but being disappointed, had retired towards the north. The king unadvisedly gave a commission to George Gordon Earl of Huntley, to pursue Bothwell and his followers with fire and sword. Huntley, under cover of executing that commission, took occasion to revenge a private quarrel he had against James Stewart Earl of Murray, a relation of Bothwell's.