Reviews of a Part of Prescott's 'History of Ferdinand and Isabella,' and of Campbell's 'Lectures on Poetry.'

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J.H. Francis, 1841 - Electronic book - 199 pages
This work by Elizabeth Sanders seeks to illuminate some of the viewpoints expressed by William H. Prescott in his work History of Ferdinand and Isabella, as well as draw comparisons between Queen Isabella and another great female monarch of the 16th century: Queen Elizabeth I of England.
 

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Page 19 - Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts: But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Page 18 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Page 53 - The wise ministers and brave warriors who flourished during her reign share the praise of her success ; but instead of lessening the applause due to her, they make great addition to it.
Page 145 - I never addressed myself, in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer. With man it has often been otherwise. In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden, and frozen Lapland, rude and...
Page 161 - Perverse mankind ! whose wills, created free, Charge all their woes on absolute decree ; All to the dooming gods their guilt translate, And follies are miscall'd the crimes of fate.
Page 84 - Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
Page 122 - I come, I come, thou king of men ! The life of Ossian fails. I begin to vanish on Cona. My steps are not seen in Selma. Beside the stone of Mora I shall fall asleep. The winds whistling in my grey hair, shall not awaken me.
Page 15 - Elizabeth, shines like a star, excelling them more by the splendour of her virtues than by the glory of her royal birth. In the variety of her commendable qualities, I am less perplexed to find matter for the highest panegyric, than to circumscribe that panegyric within just bounds ; yet, I shall mention nothing respecting her but what has come under my own observation.
Page 122 - There is a murmur in the heath! the stormy winds abate! I hear the voice of Fingal. Long has it been absent from mine ear! "Come, Ossian, come away,
Page 36 - During some time, he had been secretly making preparations ; but as soon as the resolution was fully taken, every part of his vast empire resounded with the noise of armaments ; and all his ministers, generals, and admirals were employed in forwarding the design.

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