Senior standard history readers, Libro 2

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Página 269 - God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For, though there be no appearance of any stir, yet I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament ; and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Página 301 - There is, sir, but one stage more, which though turbulent and troublesome, is yet a very short one. Consider, it will soon carry you a great way; it will carry you from earth to heaven; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory." "I go," replied the king, "from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown; where no disturbance can have place.
Página 171 - ... implies that he had an extraordinary passion for that liquor. All the energies of Edward's reign seem to have terminated with the civil wars : his spirit afterwards sunk into indolence and pleasure. Whilst, however, he was making preparations for a war against France, he was seized with a distemper of which he died in the forty-second year of his age, and the twenty-third of his reign. Besides five daughters, Edward left two sons ; Edward prince of Wales, his successor, then in his thirteenth...
Página 260 - A coach was a strange monster in those days, and the sight of one put both horse and man into amazement. Some said it was a great crabshell brought out of China, and some imagined it to be one of the pagan temples, in which the cannibals adored the divell.
Página 246 - Thus died, in the forty-fifth year of her age, and the nineteenth of her captivity in England, Mary Queen of Scots, a...
Página 261 - It is stated by a recent historian, that, as late as the reign of Edward VI. there were peers of Parliament unable to read. Well might Roger Ascham exclaim, " The fault is in yourselves, ye noblemen's sons, and therefore ye deserve the greater blame, that commonly the meaner men's children come to be the wisest councillors, and greatest doers, in the weighty affairs of this realm.
Página 297 - Have mercy, Lord, on me, I pray ; For men would me devour.
Página 234 - This was the hand that wrote it," Cranmer said, extending his right arm ; " this was the hand that wrote it, therefore it shall suffer first punishment." Before his body was touched, he held the offending member steadily in the flame,
Página 301 - There is, Sir, but one stage more, which, though turbulent and troublesome, is yet a very short one. It will soon carry you a great way. It will carry you from earth to heaven, and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory.
Página 238 - As soon as Elizabeth ascended the throne, and before the least hostility to her government had been shown by the Catholic population, an act passed...

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