The Siege of Carlaverock in the Xxviii: Edward I. A.D. MCCC; with the Arms of the Earls, Barons, and Knights, who Were Present on the Occasion; with a Translation, a History of the Castle, and Memoirs of the Personages Commemorated by the Poet

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Page 294 - He call'd them untaught knaves, unmannerly, To bring a slovenly, unhandsome corse Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
Page 3 - On the appointed day all the host was ready and the good king with his household then set forward against the Scots, not in 'coats and surcoats but on powerful and costly chargers ; and, that they might not be taken by surprise, well and securely armed. There were many rich caparisons embroidered on silks and satins ; many a beautiful pennon fixed to a lance; and many a banner displayed. And afar off was the noise heard of the neighing of horses ; mountains and valleys were everywhere covered with...
Page x - ... draw-bridge, well made and strong, and a sufficiency of other defences. It had good walls and good ditches, filled to the edge with water...
Page 23 - On his Banner were three Leopards, courant, of fine gold, set on red ; fierce were they, haughty and cruel, thus placed to signify that, like them, the King is dreadful to his enemies. For his bite is slight to none who inflame his anger ; and yet, towards such as seek his friendship or submit to his power, his kindness is soon rekindled.
Page 292 - ... they trenched on the privileges of the aristocracy. When his pride or his patriotism had provoked the displeasure of his sovereign, he met the storm with firmness, and had the fortune or the address to emerge from disgrace and difficulty with added rank and influence. His high birth gave him a natural claim to power, and he possessed every popular and splendid quality which could command obedience or excite admiration. His courage and constancy were shown in the service of his sovereign. His...
Page 291 - The court of Durham exhibited all the appendages of royalty: nobles addressed the Palatine sovereign kneeling, and, instead of menial servants, knights waited in his presence chamber and at his table, bareheaded and standing.
Page 293 - Hughe, what makethe thee here ?' and he spake never word, but lifte up his cloke, and then he shewed Sir Anton his ribbes set with bones, and nothing more ; and none...
Page 65 - And as soon as we were thus drawn up, we were quartered by the Marshal], and then might be seen houses built without carpenters or masons, of many different fashions, and many a cord stretched, with white and coloured cloth, with many pins, driven into the ground, many a large tree cut down to make huts ; and leaves, herbs and flowers gathered in the woods, which were strewed within ; and then our people took up their quarters.
Page x - It had good walls and good ditches, filled to the edge with water ; and I believe there never was seen a castle so beautifully situated...

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