Memoirs of Tobias Rustat, yeoman of the robes to king Charles ii

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Página 73 - April in the, 17th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second, by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith, &c.
Página iv - A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men. We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers ; it is the labor and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always active to enlarge the narrow circle in which nature has confined us. Fifty or...
Página 40 - He gained from heaven ('twas all he wished) a friend. No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose) The bosom of his father and his God.
Página 65 - ... chapel at Windsor. His carved work here is done in lime-tree, representing a great variety of pelicans, doves, palms, and other allusions to scripture history, with the star and garter, and other ornaments, finished with great perfection. At Windsor too, he carved the beautiful pedestal in marble, for the equestrian statue of the king in the principal court.
Página 86 - Churches, Hospitalls, Universities, and Colledges, and upon poor Widows and orphans of Orthodox Ministers, the more he had at the year's end. Neither was he unmindful of his kindred and relations, in making them Provisions out of what remained. He died a Bachelour, the 15th. day of March, in the year of Our Lord 1693. Aged 87 years.
Página 27 - Stuart's train, it will certainly incense that people against them. There is now a company of French comedians at Bruges, who are very punctually attended by Charles Stuart and his Court and all the ladies there : their most solemn day of acting is on the Lord's Day. I think I may truly say that greater abominations were never practised among people than at this day at Charles Stuart's Court.
Página 24 - He, that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place in the story.
Página iv - ... we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth, by associating ourselves to the authors of our existence.
Página 87 - He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men ; which, both in affection and means, have married and endowed the public.
Página 84 - Gibbons; the attitude is fine, the manner free and easy, the execution finished and perfect, and the expression in the face inimitable: it explains the very soul of that unhappy monarch, and is therefore as valuable as if it commemorated the features and form of a hero.

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