Waverley Novels, Volum 23

Robert Cadell, Edinburgh, and Whittaker & Company London., 1832

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Pàgina 141 - We cannot but add, that of this lordly palace, where princes feasted and heroes fought, now in the bloody earnest of storm and siege, and now in the games of chivalry, where beauty dealt the prize which valour won, all is now desolate.
Pàgina 59 - Her mind," says her witty god-son, Sir John Harrington, who had experienced both the smiles and the frowns which he describes, " was oftime like the gentle air, that cometh from the western point in a summer's morn — 'twas sweet and refreshing to all around her. Her speech did win all affections. And again, she could put forth such alterations, when obedience was lacking, as left no doubting whose daughter she was.
Pàgina 306 - And overcome us like a summer's cloud, Without our special wonder? You make me strange Even to the disposition that I owe...
Pàgina 44 - 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...
Pàgina 59 - When she smiled, it was a pure sunshine, that every one did choose to bask in, if they could ; but anon came a storm, from a sudden gathering of clouds, and the thunder fell, in a wondrous manner, on all alike.
Pàgina 272 - What means this saucy intrusion?" said Elizabeth. Varney, with the air of a man altogether overwhelmed with grief and confusion, prostrated himself before her feet, exclaiming, "Pardon, my liege, pardon ! or at least let your justice avenge itself on me, where it is due, but spare my noble, my generous, my innocent patron and master...
Pàgina 140 - The external wall of this royal Castle was, on the south and west sides, adorned and defended by a lake partly artificial, across which Leicester 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...
Pàgina 139 - I were once rid of this peril," thought he, " and if any man shall find me playing squire of the body to a damosel-errant, he shall have leave to beat my brains out with my own sledge-hammer ! " At length the princely Castle appeared, upon improving which, and the domains around, the Earl of Leicester had, it is said, expended sixty thousand pounds sterling, a. sum equal to half a million of our present money. The outer wall of this splendid and gigantic structure enclosed seven acres, a part of...
Pàgina 28 - Italian receipe, as all his friends are well assured, the maker whereof was a chyrurgeon (as it is beleeved) that then was newly come to my Lord from Italy, — a cunning man and sure in operation, with whom, if the good Lady had been sooner acquainted, and used his help, she should not have needed to silt™ so pensive at home, and fearefull of her husband's former returne out of the same country.

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