A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts, Volumes 2-3

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Page 114 - many a glorious morning have I seen " Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, " Kissing with golden face the meadows green, " Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchymy, •• Anon permit the basest clouds to ride, " With ugly rack on his celestial face, " And from the forlorn world, his visage hide, " Stealing unseen to west.
Page 344 - Then they brought a faggot ready kindled and laid it at Dr. Ridley's feet : to whom Latimer said—" Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out." And
Page 368 - wind, Or holding dark communion with the crowd. There was a day when they were young and proud— Banners on high, and battles passed below ; But they, who
Page 120 - to kill an Armstrong, one of the sons of the chiefest outlaw. The death of this young man wrought so deep an impression amongst them, as many vows were made, that before the end of next winter they would lay the border waste. This [murder] was done about the end of May,
Page 287 - spell-dissolving horn, sword, and garter. The shepherd reverently, but firmly, grasped the sword, and as he drew it leisurely from Its rusty scabbard, the eyes of the monarch and his courtiers began to open, and they rose till they sat upright. He cut the garter; and, as the sword was being slowly sheathed,
Page 287 - without fuel, from a broad crevice In the floor, blazed with a high and lambent flame, that showed all the carved walls, and fretted roof, and the monarch, and his queen and court, reposing around In a theatre of thrones and costly couches. On the floor, beyond the
Page 287 - was sitting knitting on the ruins of the castle, and his clew fell, and ran downwards through a rush of briars and nettles, as he supposed, into a deep subterranean passage. Full In the faith, that the entrance Into king Arthur's hall was now discovered, he cleared the briary portal of its weeds and rubbish, and entering a vaulted passage,
Page 322 - rampart grew, Where, the sons of freedom braving, Rome's imperial standards flew. Warriors from the breach of danger Pluck no longer laurels there : They but yield the
Page 156 - miles. This important barrier, uniting the two mighty streams that protected the provinces of Europe, seemed to fill up the vacant space through which the barbarians, and particularly the Alemanni, could penetrate with the greatest facility into the heart of the empire.
Page 238 - I, who am nature, the parent of things, the queen of all the elements, the primordial progeny of ages, the supreme of divinities, the sovereign of the spirits of the dead, the first of the celestials, and the uniform resemblance of

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