The Wonders of History: Comprising Remarkable Battles, Sieges, Feats of Arms, and Instances of Courage, Ability, and Magnanimity, Occurring in the Annals of the World, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

Nafia and Cornish, 1844 - 567 páginas

Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.


Otras ediciones - Ver todas

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 109 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter.
Página 380 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive for my indulgent pains and study, not regarding my service to God, but only to my prince.
Página 355 - This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them." During this time a heavy rain fell, accompanied by thunder and a very terrible eclipse of the sun; and before this rain a great flight of crows hovered in the air over all those battalions, making a loud noise.
Página 351 - ... it was bravely defended, when he heard at a distance the baying of a hound, which was always coming nearer and nearer. This was the bloodhound which was tracing the King's steps to the ford where he had crossed, and the two hundred Galloway men were along with the animal, and guided by it. Bruce at first thought of going back to awaken his men; but then he reflected that it might be only some shepherd's dog. "My men...
Página 348 - Buchan and others, the only castle which remained to him, which was called Kildrummie, and is situated near the head of the river Don in Aberdeenshire. The king also left his youngest brother, Nigel Bruce, to defend the castle against the English ; and he himself, with his second brother Edward, who was a very brave man, but still more rash and passionate than Robert himself, went over to an island called Rachrin...
Página 348 - In the mean time, ill -luck seemed to pursue all his friends in Scotland. The Castle of Kildrummie was taken by the English, and Nigel Bruce, a beautiful and brave youth, was cruelly put to death by the victors. The ladies who had attended on Robert's Queen, as well as the Queen herself, and the Countess of Buchan, were thrown into strict confinement, and treated with the utmost severity. The Countess of Buchan, as...
Página 346 - ... the most active and successful in procuring for the unfortunate ladies such supplies, as his dexterity in fishing or in killing deer could furnish to them. Driven from one place in the Highlands to another, starved out of some districts, and forced from others by the opposition of the inhabitants, Bruce attempted to force his way into Lorn ; but he found enemies every where.
Página 29 - God warned him in a dream, which came upon him after he had offered sacrifice, that he should take courage, and adorn the city, and open the gates; that the rest should appear in white garments, but that he aml the priests should meet the king in the habits proper to their order, without the dread of any ill consequences, which the providence of God would prevent.
Página 505 - Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none on earth that I desire besides thee.
Página 346 - The Bruce's wife, now Queen of Scotland, with several other ladies, accompanied her husband and his few followers during their wanderings. There was no other way of providing for them save by hunting and fishing. It was remarked...

Información bibliográfica