The Outcasts: A Romance, Volume 1

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Page 256 - It had been intended to execute the lady Jane and lord Guilford together on the same scaffold at Tower-hill ; but the council, dreading the compassion of the people for their youth, beauty, innocence, and noble birth, changed their orders, and gave directions that she should be beheaded within the verge of the Tower.
Page 247 - Edward, overcome by importunity, at last submitted, though with tears in his eyes ; and he told Cranmer, that if any wrong were done, the guilt should lie entirely on his head. The primate, after making a new effort to reclaim the woman from her errors, and finding her obstinate against all his arguments, at last committed her to the flames.
Page 256 - Guilford desired permission to see her ; but she refused her consent, and informed him by a message, that the tenderness of their parting would overcome the fortitude of both, and would too much unbend their minds from that constancy which their approaching end required of them. Their separation...
Page 256 - She saw her husband led to execution, and having given him from the window some token of her remembrance, she waited with tranquillity till her own appointed hour should bring her to a like fate. She even saw his headless body carried back in a cart ; and found herself more confirmed by the reports which she heard of the constancy of his end, than shaken by so tender and melancholy a spectacle.
Page 258 - Simul alba nautis Stella refulsit, Defluit saxis agitatus humor: Concidunt venti, fugiuntque nubes; Et minax (quod sic voluere) ponto Unda recumbit.
Page 246 - Virgin, whose flesh, being the outward man, was sinfully begotten, and born in sin, and, consequently, he could take none of it; but the Word, by the consent of the inward man of the Virgin, was made flesh...
Page 245 - A pension of lOOl. a year was settled on Fagius, and the same on Bucer, besides the salary they were to receive from the university. But this was all put an end to, by the sudden illness and death of both these professors. Fagius fell ill at London of a quartan fever, but would...
Page 249 - ... tongues ; had passed most of her time in an application to learning; and expressed a great indifference for other occupations and amusements, usual with her sex and station. Roger Ascham, tutor to the Lady Elizabeth, having...
Page 243 - Jones was employee! to re•build a great part of it. The house is built on the spot where the church of the monastery stood, on the north side, of the Thames; and the ground, where the old garden was, is greatly enlarged. The great gallery extends the whole length of the east front, containing, besides many fine paintings, a vast quantity...
Page xii - Outcasts" will not altogether be read without satisfaction ; there are some striking scenes, and some happy sketches of character, that set this little tale far above the generality of German Romances, and, upon the whole, it is a singular appearance in Northern literature. Of the translation itself, little need be said. As it is of course only intended for the English reader, and not for the scholar in German, I have allowed myself many deviations from the original; a liberty that must be excused...

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