Tales of Our Great Families, المجلد 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1877
 

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الصفحة 227 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
الصفحة 68 - Though at times her spirit sank ; Shaped her heart with woman's meekness To all duties of her rank : And a gentle consort made he, And her gentle mind was such That she grew a noble lady, And the people loved her much.
الصفحة 68 - Oh, that he Were once more that landscape-painter Which did win my heart from me !" So she droop'd and droop'd before him, Fading slowly from his side : Three fair children first she bore him, Then before her time she died. Weeping, weeping late and early, Walking up and pacing down, Deeply mourn'd the Lord of Burleigh, Burleigh-house by Stamford-town.
الصفحة 18 - Duke Hamilton is the abstract of Scotch pride ; he and the Duchess at their own house walk in to dinner before their company, sit together at the upper end of their own table, eat off the same plate, and drink to nobody beneath the rank of Earl...
الصفحة 68 - ... at times her spirit sank : Shaped her heart with woman's meekness To all duties of her rank : And a gentle consort made he, And her gentle mind was such That she grew a noble lady, And the people loved her much. But a trouble weigh'd upon her, And perplex'd her, night and morn, With the burthen of an honour Unto which she was not born.
الصفحة 17 - Friday, that even the noble crowd in the drawing-room clambered on chairs and tables to look at her. There are mobs at their doors to see them get into their chairs, and people go early to get places at the theatres, when it is known they will be there.
الصفحة 17 - Hamilton made violent love at one end of the room, while he was playing at pharaoh at the other end; that is, he saw neither the bank nor his own cards, which were of three hundred pounds each : he soon lost a thousand. I own I was so little a professor in love, that I thought all this parade looked ill for the poor girl ; and could not conceive, if he was so much engaged with his mistress as to disregard such sums, why he played at all.
الصفحة 53 - I waited now in her presence-chamber, with ease at my food and rest in my bed. • I am pushed from the shore of comfort, and know not where the winds and waves of a court will bear me ; I know it bringeth little comfort on earth ; and he is, I reckon, no wise man that looketh this way to heaven.
الصفحة 41 - March, 1869, he obtained a seat in the House of Commons as one of the members for Taunton, unseating, on a scrutiny, his opponent, Mr.
الصفحة 19 - There are two wretched women that just now are as much talked of, a Miss Jefferies and a Miss Blandy ; the one condemned for murdering her uncle, the other her father. Both their stories have horrid circumstances ; the first, having been debauched by her uncle ; the other had so tender a parent, that his whole concern while he was expiring, and knew her for his murderess, was to save her life.

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