The Last Earl of Desmond:: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603. ... In Two Volumes. ...

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Hodges and Smith, 104, Grafton-Street., 1854 - Ireland

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Page 280 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty, prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 252 - How can I, except some man should guide me ? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter : and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away : and who shall declare his generation ? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this ? of himself, or of...
Page 252 - And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Page 253 - And there appeared a great wonder in heaven ; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
Page 249 - Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place ; Did never mortal eye behold such heavenly grace.
Page 177 - A lovely Ladie rode him faire beside, Upon a lowly Asse more white than snow, Yet she much whiter ; but the same did hide Under a vele, that wimpled was full low...
Page 178 - So pure and innocent, as that same lambe, She was in life and every vertuous lore ; And by descent from Royall lynage came Of ancient Kinges and Queenes, that had of yore Their scepters stretcht from East to Westerne shore...
Page 249 - It fortuned, out of the thickest wood A ramping...
Page 267 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 250 - But he, my Lyon, and my noble Lord, How does he find in cruell hart to hate Her, that him lov'd, and ever most adord As the God of my life ? why hath he me abhord ? " Redounding teares did choke th...

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