Touraine, with Normandy & Brittany: Their Celtic Monuments, Ancient Castles, Pleasant Watering-places and Rocky Islands

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A. & C. Black, 1884 - 305 páginas
 

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Página 197 - Brief, brave, and glorious was his young career, — His mourners were two hosts, his friends and foes ; And fitly may the stranger lingering here Pray for his gallant spirit's bright repose ; For he was Freedom's champion, one of those, The few in number, who had not o'erstept The charter to chastise which she bestows On such as wield her weapons ; he had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
Página 129 - MY BELOvED EMMA, I cannot even read your dear letter. We have fair wind, and God will, I hope, soon grant us a happy meeting. The wind is quite fair and fresh. We go too swift for the boat. May heaven bless you and Horatia, with all those who hold us dear ; and now, for a short time, farewell.
Página 140 - France was following him, in order to give him battle, said to his people : " Let us post ourselves here ; for we will not go farther before we have seen our enemies. I have good reason to wait for them on this spot ; as I am now upon the lawful inheritance of my lady-mother, which was given her as her marriage-portion ; and I am resolved to defend it against my adversary, Philippe de Valois.
Página 129 - Doctor, I have not been a great sinner." And after a short pause : " Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton and my daughter Horatia as a legacy to my country.
Página 203 - An outline of the work had been sometimes (and on one occasion somewhat fully) imparted in conversation to his friends, but no part of it was ever completed. Nothing was found after his death but detached ' Thoughts ' (interspersed with some on other subjects) on the principal topics appropriate to such a work. They were the stones of which the building was to have consisted, many of them unhewn, and some few such as the builder, had he lived, would no doubt have laid aside. The form in which the...
Página 30 - How now, priest," said they to L'Advenu ; " do you mean to make us dine here ?" At length their fierce impatience was indulged ; the ill-fated woman was bound to the stake, and upon her head was placed a mitre with the following words inscribed : — " HERETIQUE RELAPSE, APOSTATE, IDOLATRE." The Bishop of Beauvais drew nigh just after the pile was kindled ; " It is you," said she to him, " who have brought me to this death.
Página 82 - At the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century, many academic societies were established in southern France and in Italy, mostly devoted to the cultivation of poetry.
Página 123 - On this stone, Here at the door Of the Cathedral of Avranches, After the Murder of Thomas a...
Página 129 - ... Smith got me the discharge from Lord Ellenborough. I then begged Mr. Smith to withdraw his bail, for I would have died in prison sooner than that good man should have suffered for me, and I managed so well with Horatia alone, that I was at Calais before any new writs could be issued out against me. I feel so much better from change of climate, food, air, large rooms, and liberty, that there is a chance I may live to see Horatia brought up.
Página 89 - This remarkable monument of skill and industry originally formed one piece ; and, according to a recent writer," measures two hundred and twenty-seven feet in length, by about twenty inches in breadth. The groundwork of it is a strip of rather fine linen cloth, which, through age, has assumed the tinge of brown holland. The stitches consist of lines of coloured worsted laid side by side, and bound down at intervals by cross fastenings.

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