Classic and Historic Portraits

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Redfield, 1854 - Biography - 352 pages
 

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Page 235 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 55 - Was this the face that launched a thousand ships And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ! Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss ! Her lips suck forth my soul ! See where it flies ! Come Helen, come give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for Heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena.
Page 277 - That day she was dressed in white silk, bordered with pearls of the size of beans, and over it a mantle of black silk, shot with silver threads ; her train was very long, the end of it borne by a marchioness ; instead of a chain she had an oblong collar of gold and jewels.
Page 279 - At the end of all this ceremonial a number of unmarried ladies appeared, who, with particular solemnity, lifted the meat off the, table, and conveyed it into the queen's inner and more private chamber, where, after she had chosen for herself, the rest goes to the ladies of the court.
Page 160 - The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day ; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 279 - During the time that this guard, which consists of the tallest and stoutest men that can be found in all England...
Page 317 - To say the truth, I never yet knew a tolerable woman to be fond of her own sex.
Page 278 - Court followed next to her, very handsome and well-shaped, and for the most Part dressed in white ; she was guarded on each Side by the Gentlemen Pensioners, fifty in Number, with gilt Battleaxes. In the Antechapel next the Hall where we were, Petitions were presented to her, and she received them most graciously, which occasioned the Acclamation of, "Long live Queen Elizabeth!" She answered it with, "I thank you my good People.
Page 278 - A gentleman entered the room, bearing a rod, and along with him another who had a tablecloth, which, after they had both kneeled three times with the utmost veneration, Le spread upon the table, and after kneeling again, they both retired.
Page 55 - Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in, the beauty of a thousand stars; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appeared to hapless Semele: More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azured arms:" And none but thou shalt be my paramour!

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