Lives of the queens of England, from the Norman conquest. By A. [and E.] Strickland, Volúmenes 1-2

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Página 149 - And bade to form her infant mind. Stern, rugged Nurse ! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore ; What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learn'd to melt at others
Página 146 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence ; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Página 303 - ... day of October, in the forty-ninth year of his age, and the nineteenth of his reign. He was a prince of wonderful endowments, both in body and mind : in his person tall and graceful, of great strength as well as vigour: he had a large portion of...
Página 90 - Saxon histories, and the same pictures with which it had heen painted hefore ; which proves, not only that historical paintings in oil on wainscot were then in use, but that they had been painted so long that the colours were faded, and required renewing. Again, we have a precept of Henry...
Página 253 - They informed him that Epiphanius, bishop of Pavia,104 united the wisdom of the serpent with the innocence of the dove; and appeared confident that the eloquence of such an ambassador must prevail against the strongest opposition either of interest or passion. Their...
Página 369 - Ah, gentle sir, since I have crossed the sea with great danger to see you, I have never asked you one favour : now, I most humbly ask as a gift, for the sake of the Son of the blessed Mary, and for your love to me, that you will be merciful to these six men.
Página 329 - ... barbers, courtesans, and parasites, making so much noise, and, in a word, such an intolerable tumultuous jumble of horse and foot, that you imagine the great abyss hath opened, and that hell hath poured forth all its inhabitants.
Página 118 - I give," says the royal testatrix, " to the abbey of the Holy Trinity my tunic, worked at Winchester by Alderet's wife ; and the mantle embroidered with gold, which is in my chamber, to make a cope. Of my two golden girdles, I give that which is ornamented with emblems, for the purpose of suspending the lamp before the great altar.
Página 288 - Eustace d'Ambreticourt/ who received her with great pleasure, and entertained her in the best manner he could, insomuch that afterwards the queen of England and her son invited the knight, his wife, and all his children to England, and advanced their fortunes in various ways.
Página 389 - I may have entered into formerly with merchants for their wares, as well on this as on the other side of the sea. I beseech you...

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