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Famous Historical Scenes from Three Centuries, Selected by A.R.H. Moncrieff
Famous Historical Scenes
Sin vista previa disponible - 2018
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Página 391 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel by divine command With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia past, Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
Página 69 - I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth, indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command. " But let not your Grace ever imagine that your poor wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a fault, where not so much as a thought thereof preceded.
Página 188 - Having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Página 293 - Street, like a man spent, with a handkercher about his neck. To the King's message, he cried, like a fainting woman, ' Lord, what can I do ? I am spent ; people will not obey me. I have been pulling down houses ; but the fire overtakes us faster than we can do it.
Página 180 - My Lord, Out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Página 281 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Página 566 - ... action; and if the frigates belonging to the squadron had been present, not one of the enemy's fleet would have left Aboukir Bay. These four vessels, however, were all that escaped; and the victory was the most complete and glorious in the annals of naval history. " Victory," said Nelson, " is not a name strong enough for such a scene;
Página 8 - European who set foot on the new world which he had discovered. He landed in a rich dress, and with a naked sword in his hand. His men followed, and, kneeling down, they all kissed the ground which they had so long desired to see. They next erected a crucifix, and prostrating themselves before it, returned thanks to God for conducting their voyage to such a happy issue.
Página 559 - Nelson had hardly taken either sleep or food ; he now ordered his dinner to be served, while preparations were making for battle ; and when his officers rose from table, and went to their separate stations, he said to them : ' Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.