The History of Pontefract, in Yorkshire (Google eBook)

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John Fox, 1827 - Pontefract (England) - 366 pages
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Page 145 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes ; Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm ; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Page 146 - Fill high the sparkling bowl, The rich repast prepare, Reft of a crown, he yet may share the feast: Close by the regal chair Fell thirst and famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest. Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance, and horse to horse ? Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And thro' the kindred squadrons mow their way.
Page 148 - WHETHER the soul receives intelligence, By her near genius, of the body's end, And so imparts a sadness to the sense, Foregoing ruin, whereto it doth tend ; Or whether nature else hath conference, With profound sleep, and so doth warning send, By prophetizing dreams, what hurt is near, And gives the heavy, careful heart to fear...
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Page 241 - In a word, I believe him still that grand apostate to the commonwealth, who must not expect to be pardoned in this world, till he be dispatched to the other.
Page 39 - May, in the sixteenth year of our Reign, of England, France and Ireland; and of Scotland the one and fiftieth.

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