In Thamseland: Being the Gossiping Record of Rambles Through England from the Source of the Thames to the Sea, with Casual Studies of the English People, Their Historic, Literary, and Romantic Shrines. The Whole Forming a Complete Guide to the Thames Valley

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1906 - Electronic book - 389 pages

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Page 360 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 365 - ... EARTH has not anything to show more fair : Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty : This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning ; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill...
Page 360 - I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart of a King, and of a King of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my...
Page 348 - Will I upon thy party wear this rose: And here I prophesy, — This brawl to-day, Grown to this faction, in the Temple garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white, A thousand souls to death and deadly night.
Page 147 - Whoe'er has travelled life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
Page 30 - And love th' offender, yet detest th' offence ? How the dear object from the crime remove, Or how distinguish penitence from love ? Unequal task ! a passion to resign, For hearts so touch'd, so pierc'd, so lost as mine. Ere such a soul regains its peaceful state, How often must it love, how often hate ! How often hope, despair, resent, regret, Conceal, disdain, — do all things but forget.
Page 202 - He had no great parts, (pray mind, this was the parson said so, not I,) but he had great virtues; indeed, they degenerated into vices: he was very generous, but I hear his generosity has ruined a great many people : and then his condescension was such, that he kept very bad company.
Page 308 - FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. HEROES and kings! your distance keep; In peace let one poor poet sleep, Who never flatter'd folks like you : Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.
Page 367 - ... 1. — A row-boat going against the stream or tide should take the shore or bank — which bank is immaterial — and should keep inside all boats meeting it. 2. — A row-boat going with the stream or tide, should take a course in mid-river, and should keep outside all boats meeting it. 3. — A row-boat overtaking another boat proceeding in the same direction should keep clear of the boat it overtakes, which should maintain its course. 4. — A row-boat meeting another end-on in still, or open...

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