The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies..

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Charles Knight & Company, 1845 - Authors

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Page 124 - And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Page 60 - Give ample room and verge enough The characters of hell to trace. Mark the year and mark the night When Severn shall re-echo with affright The shrieks of death through Berkeley's roof that ring, Shrieks of an agonizing king...
Page 131 - He would not have given me over, in my grey hairs. Howbeit, this is my just reward for my pains and diligence, not regarding my service to God, but only my duty to my prince.
Page 131 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 29 - So thick the boughis and the leavis green Beshaded all the alleys that there were, And mids of every arbour might be seen The sharpe greene sweete juniper, Growing so fair with branches here and there, That as it seemed to a lyf without, The boughis spread the arbour all about.
Page 156 - I have been brought up," quoth he, "at Oxford, at an Inn of Chancery, at Lincoln's Inn, and also in the King's Court, — and so forth from the lowest degree to the highest; and yet have I in yearly revenues at this present left me little above an hundred pounds by the year.
Page 135 - Where'er he turns, he meets a stranger's eye, His suppliants scorn him, and his followers fly ; Now drops at once the pride of awful state, The golden canopy, the glittering plate, The regal palace, the luxurious board, The liveried army, and the menial lord.
Page 139 - What man art thou?" quoth he : " Thou lookest as thou wouldest find an hare ; For ever upon the ground I see thee stare. " Approache near, and look up merrily ; Now ware you, sirs, and let this man have place. He in the waist is shapen as well as I ; This were a puppet in an arm to embrace For any woman ; small and fair of face ; He seemeth elvish by his countenance, For unto no wight doth he dalliance. " Say now somewhat, since other folk have said ; Tell us a tale of mirth, and that anon.
Page 117 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.
Page 154 - I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head would win him a castle in France, it would not fail to go off.

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