Tales from Westminster Abbey Told to Children

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S. Low, Marston & Company, 1894 - 98 Seiten
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Seite 62 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Seite 70 - A letter is extant in which Lady Chatham, a woman of considerable abilities, remarked to her lord, that their younger son at twelve had left far behind him his elder brother, who was fifteen. " The fineness," she wrote, " of William's mind makes him enjoy with the greatest pleasure what would be above the reach of any other creature of his small age.
Seite 40 - Once fairly SEEN, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended ; and then the garrison's long pent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers ; from every pit, trench, and battery— from behind the sandbags piled on shattered houses — from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer — even from the hospital ! Many of the wounded crawled forth to join in that glad shout of welcome to those who had so bravely come to our assistance....
Seite 46 - Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat. The shock produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain...
Seite 46 - He is shot, he is shot!' Others cried, 'He has been shot by another man, too ; let us go to him !' I did not see any one else shoot at him, but I saw the lion's tail erected in anger behind the bush, and, turning; to the people, said, ' Stop a little till I load again !' When in the act of ramming down the bullets I heard a shout.
Seite 29 - kings,' and for many of them he got berths on board ship. One day a friend asked him why there were so many pins stuck into the map of the world over his mantelpiece ; he was told that they marked and followed the course of the boys on their voyages — that they were moved from point to point as his youngsters advanced, and that he prayed for them as they went, day by day. The light in which he was held by these lads was shown by inscriptions in chalk on the fences. A favourite legend was,
Seite 31 - To myself I seem to have been as a child picking up stones on the sea-shore, while the great ocean of truth lay unexplored before me.
Seite 46 - When in the act of ramming down the bullets I heard a shout. Starting, and looking half round, I saw the lion just in the act of springing upon me. I was upon a little height ; he caught my shoulder as he sprang, and we both came to the ground below together. Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat. The shock produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by...
Seite 29 - ... at him, were more than consoled. They went away strengthened in their faith and hopeful in their good deeds. This Abbey is full of the remembrances of great men and famous women. But it is also full of the remembrances of little boys and girls whose death shot a pang through the hearts of those who loved them, and who wished that they never should be forgotten.
Seite 28 - ... a Colonel of Engineers. The troubles of all interested him alike. The poor, the sick, the unfortunate, were ever welcome, and never did suppliant knock vainly at his door.

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