The Devon Carys, Band 1

Priv. print., The De Vinne Press, 1920 - 488 Seiten

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Seite 264 - Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing : And, pressing a troop unable to stoop And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop, Marched them along, fifty-score strong, Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.
Seite 116 - As full of spirit as the month of May, And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer; Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls. I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm'd, Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury, And vaulted with such ease into his seat As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
Seite 383 - She took me by the hand, and wrung it hard ; and said; ' No, Robin, I am not well ;' and then discoursed with me of her indisposition ; and that her heart had been sad and heavy for ten or twelve days ; and in her discourse she fetched not so few as forty or fifty great sighs.
Seite 68 - While these continued in force, it was usual from time to time for our princes to issue commissions of array, and send into every county officers in whom they could confide to muster and array (or set in military order) the inhabitants of every district ; and the form of the commission of array was settled in parliament in the 5 Hen.
Seite 74 - It is called the exchequer, scaccharium, from the checqued cloth, resembling a chess board which covers the table there: and on which when certain of the King's accounts are made up, the sums are marked and scored with counters. It consists of two divisions: the receipt...
Seite 114 - Poins : but for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant, being, as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him thy Harry's company, banish not him thy Harry's company : banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
Seite 223 - Entering the houses then, of the most richest men, For gold and treasure we searched eche day ; In some places we did find, pyes baking left behind, Meate at fire rosting, and folkes run away.
Seite 332 - As he lived in a ruffling time, so he loved sword and buckler men, and such as our fathers were wont to call men of their hands, of which sort he had many brave gentlemen that followed him, yet not taken for a popular and dangerous person. And this is one that stood...
Seite 221 - And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also doth not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Seite 205 - Aurigny's isle, At earliest twilight, on the waves lie heaving many a mile. At sunrise she escaped their van, by God's especial grace ; And the tall Pinta till the noon had held her close in chase. Forthwith a guard at every gun was placed along the wall ; The beacon blazed upon the roof of Edgecumbe's lofty hall ; Many a light fishing-bark put out to pry along the coast, And with loose rein and bloody spur rode inland many a post.

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