Moffatt's history readers, Libro 2


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Página 81 - Amidst the knightly ring: A murmur of the restless deep Was blent with every strain, A voice of winds that would not sleep — He never smiled again.
Página 80 - THE bark that held a prince went down, The sweeping waves roll'd on ; And what was England's glorious crown To him that wept a son ? He lived — for life may long be borne Ere sorrow break its chain ; — Why comes not death to those who mourn ? — He never smiled again ! * Originally published in the Literary Gazette.
Página 64 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Página 61 - I climbed to yon heights, Where the Norman encamped him of old, With his bowmen and knights, And his banner all burnished with gold.
Página 110 - Thou, who the verdant plain dost traverse here, While Thames among his willows from thy view Retires; O stranger, stay thee, and the scene Around contemplate well. This is the place Where England's ancient barons, clad in arms And stern with conquest, from their tyrant king (Then render'd tame) did challenge and secure The charter of thy freedom.
Página 109 - No freeman," ran the memorable article that lies at the base of our whole judicial system, "shall be seized or imprisoned, or dispossessed, or outlawed, or in any way brought to ruin : we will not go against any man nor send against him, save by legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Página 110 - Go, call thy sons; instruct them what a debt They owe their ancestors; and make them swear To pay it, by transmitting down entire Those sacred rights to which themselves were born.
Página 152 - ... title to the crown of France ? Shall we sit tamely down beneath these evils, Petitioning for pity ? King of England ! Why are we sold like cattle in your markets, — Deprived of every privilege of man ? Must we lie tamely at our tyrant's feet, And, like your spaniels, lick the hand that beats us ? You sit at ease in your gay palaces ; The costly banquet courts your appetite ; Sweet music soothes your slumbers ; we, the while, Scarce by hard toil can earn a little food, And sleep scarce...
Página 36 - They come — and onward travel without dread, Chanting in barbarous ears a tuneful prayer — Sung for themselves, and those whom they would free! Rich conquest waits them : — the tempestuous sea Of Ignorance, that ran so rough and high And heeded not the voice of clashing swords, These good men humble by a few bare words, And calm with fear of God's divinity.
Página 35 - FOR ever hallowed be this morning fair, Blest be the unconscious shore on which ye tread, And blest the silver Cross, which ye, instead Of martial banner, in procession bear ; The Cross preceding Him who floats in air, The pictured Saviour ! — By...

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