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Page 191 - The letter, as I live, with all the business I writ to his holiness. Nay then, farewell ! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness : And, from that full meridian of my glory, I haste now to my setting. I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more.
Page 109 - She advanced towards him, and presenting to him the young prince, called out to him, " Here, my friend, I commit to your care the safety of your king's son.
Page xvii - Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.
Page 178 - Then will I raise aloft the milk white rose, With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed ; And in my standard bear the arms of York, To grapple with the house of Lancaster ; And force perforce I'll make him yield the crown, Whose bookish rule hath pull'd fair England down.
Page 225 - Ah ! why my curse from those, that ought to bless me ? The queen of Thrace can answer that sad question: She had two sons; but two; And so have I. Misfortune stands with her bow ever bent Over the world ; and he who wounds another, Directs the goddess by that part he wounds, Where to strike deep her arrows in himself.
Page 166 - On some fond breast the parting soul relics ; Some pious drops the closing eye requires ; E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries ; E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.
Page 112 - Her sufferings became keen and poignant ; the sorrows of her heart were of the most corroding kind, and threatened a state of health, naturally delicate, and which was hastening rapidly to its decline." Before her death she was "deprived of the use of her sylph-like limbs.
Page 143 - Louis by the hand, thanked him for all the civilities he had shewn her, and repeated her wish of seeing him enter London, in triumph. But Lord Hastings, who heard her, with much warmth, reproved her for her want of loyalty to his master. " My good Lord Chamberlain," said the countess,
Page 105 - on his lips. The following extract (vol. i. pp. 104-5) will give an idea of the stylo of the book : — "The learned philosophic baronet [ie , Sir William Hamilton], whose deep researches explored the antiquities of Rome and Naples, was captivated by the Grecian form of one who had, from a menial servant, become a lady of pleasure ; who, in an allegorical pageant, personated the goddess Hygeia, and at length became the idolized goddess of this knight of antiquity, who gave her the undisputed title...