Corfe Castle; or, Keneswitha. [A novel. By John Fitzgerald Pennie.]

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Hurst, Robinson & Company, 1824 - Anglo-Saxons in literature - 434 pages

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Page 311 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Page 429 - Then all the councillors who were in England,2 ecclesiastical and lay, determined to send for King Ethelred, and they said that no lord was dearer to them than their natural lord, if he would govern them more justly than he did before.
Page 409 - The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown ; No traveller ever reach'd that blest abode, Who found not thorns and briers in his road.
Page 169 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona ; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Page 205 - Unchang'd, through many a hardy race, Stood the rough dome in sullen grace ; Still on its angry front defiance frown'd : Though monarchs kept their state within, Still murmur'd with the martial din The gloomy gateway's arch profound ; And armed forms, in airy rows, Bent o'er the battlements their bows, And blood-stain'd banners crown'd its hostile head ; And oft its hoary ramparts wore The rugged scars of conflict sore ; What time, pavilion'd on the neighbouring mead, Th...
Page 430 - And they then established full friendship, by word and by pledge, on either half, and declared every Danish king an outlaw from England for ever. Then, during Lent, king Ethelred came home to his own people ; and he was gladly received by them all.
Page 313 - Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Page 190 - In moving sounds he told his tale, Soft as the sighings of the gale That wakes the flowery year. What wonder he could charm with ease, Whom happy Nature taught to please, Whom Honour made sincere...
Page 7 - ... where smiths, plumbers, and other artificers, wrought. After passing another bridge, the " Second Ward" is entered by a gate similar to the former. The left side of this gate, with the tower, is parted from the wall and rest of the gate, and projects four feet nine inches further than the other part. Just within the gate, on the right hand, was a flight of stairs, which led up to the Great Tower. At the higher end the hill forms an angle, called "The Dungeon...
Page 6 - First Ward. The outer gate is large, and has a round tower on each side; in which, as in all others, are several long narrow apertures for discharging arrows, or small arms. This gate leads into the first ward, in which are eight round towers, including those on each side of the gate : on one that front* the east, arc ihe arms of Marshall, Earl of Pembroke ; Jive fusili in fcsi.

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