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Pàgina 209 - Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west ; And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon ; And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Pàgina 168 - ... 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. At length one of the attendants, by the Queen's order apparently, made a sign for the wherry to come alongside, and the young man was desired to step from his own skiff into the Queen's barge, which he performed with graceful agility at the fore part of the boat, and was brought aft to the Queen's presence, the wherry at the same time dropping...
Pàgina 165 - So saying, he caused the boat to be pulled towards a landing-place at some distance from the principal one, which it would not, at that moment, have been thought respectful to approach, and jumped on shore, followed, though with reluctance, by his cautious and timid companions. As they approached the gate of the palace, one of the sergeant porters told them they could not at present enter, as her Majesty was in the act of coming forth. The...
Pàgina viii - THE dews of summer night did fall; The moon, sweet regent of the sky, Silver'd the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby. Now nought was heard beneath the skies, The sounds of busy life were still, Save an unhappy lady's sighs, That issued from that lonely pile.
Pàgina viii - Mong rural beauties I was one, Among the fields wild flowers are fair ; Some country swain might me have won, And thought my beauty passing rare.
Pàgina 173 - And here," she added, giving him a jewel of gold, in the form of a chess-man, " I give thee this to wear at the collar.
Pàgina 265 - The outer wall of this splendid and gigantic structure inclosed seven acres, a part of which was occupied by extensive stables, and by a pleasure garden, with its trim arbours and parterres, and the rest formed the large base-court, or outer yard, of the noble castle. The lordly structure itself, which rose near the centre of this spacious...
Pàgina 172 - Raleigh ? '' said Elizabeth, after a moment's recollection, " have we not heard of your service in Ireland ? " " I have been so fortunate as to do some service there, madam," replied Raleigh, "scarce however of consequence sufficient to reach your grace's ears.
Pàgina 168 - The muddied cloak still hung upon his arm, and formed the natural topic with which the Queen introduced the conversation. " You have this day spoiled a gay mantle in our service, young man. We thank you for your service, though the manner of offering it was unusual, and something bold." " In a sovereign's need," answered the youth, " it is each liegeman's duty to be bold.
Pàgina 1 - The village maidens of the plain Salute me lowly as they go; Envious they mark my silken train, Nor think a Countess can have woe. 'The simple nymphs, they little know How far more happy 's their estate — To smile for joy — than sigh for woe — To be content — than to be great.