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American Book Company, 1849 - 335 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 197 - ... had constructed a stately bridge, that Elizabeth might enter the castle by a path hitherto untrodden, instead of the usual entrance to the northward; over which he had erected a gate-house or barbican, which still exists, and is equal in extent, and superior in architecture, to the baronial castle of many a northern chief, " Beyond the lake lay an extensive chase, full of...
Pàgina 101 - The two rowers used their oars with such expedition at the signal of the gentleman pensioner, that they very soon brought their little skiff under the stern of the queen's boat, where she sat beneath an awning, attended by two or three ladies, and the nobles of her household. She looked more than once at the wherry in which the young adventurer was seated, spoke to those around her, and seemed to laugh.
Pàgina 100 - The queen was confused and blushed in her turn, nodded her head, hastily passed on, and embarked in her barge without saying a word. " Come along, Sir Coxcomb," said Blount ; " your gay cloak will need the brush to-day, I wot.
Pàgina 105 - Raleigh, to whom nature had taught intuitively, as it were, those courtly arts which many scarce acquire from long experience, knelt, and, as he took from her hand the jewel, kissed the fingers which gave it. He knew...
Pàgina 102 - It is no longer mine," said Walter; "when Your Majesty's foot touched it, it became a fit mantle for a prince, but far too rich a one for its former owner.
Pàgina 100 - Queen's approach, with a mixture of respectful curiosity 99 and modest yet ardent admiration, which suited so well with his fine features, that the warders, struck with his rich attire and noble countenance, suffered him to approach the ground over which the Queen was to pass somewhat closer than was permitted to ordinary spectators.
Pàgina 101 - He is in attendance on me," said Blount ; " on me, the noble Earl of Sussex's master of horse." " I have nothing to say to that," answered the messenger ; "my orders are directly from her Majesty, and concern this gentleman only.
Pàgina 256 - ... from their equal in rank to become their master. And now, while the subdued yet proud smile with which he disclaimed those inferences was yet curling his cheek, the Queen shot into the circle, her passions excited to the uttermost ; and, supporting with one hand, and apparently without an effort, the pale and sinking form of his almost expiring wife, and pointing with the finger of the other to her...
Pàgina 148 - Perfume for a lady's chamber ; Golden quoifs and stomachers, For my lads to give their dears: Pins and poking-sticks of steel. What maids lack from head to heel: Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy; Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry : Come buy.
Pàgina 256 - ... traveller, he could not gaze upon the smouldering chasm which so unexpectedly yawned before him with half the astonishment and fear which Leicester felt at the sight that so suddenly presented itself.

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