Kenilworth: A Romance, Volum 2

A. Constable ; and J. Ballantyne, 1821

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Pàgina 108 - ... court, and bearing in the names attached to each portion of the magnificent mass, and in the armorial bearings which were there blazoned, the emblems of mighty chiefs who had long passed away, and whose history, could Ambition have lent ear to it, might have read a lesson to the haughty favourite, who had now acquired and was augmenting the fair domain. A large and massive Keep, which formed the citadel of the Castle, was of uncertain though great antiquity. It bore the name of Caesar, perhaps...
Pàgina 43 - 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 213 - What means this saucy intrusion?" said Elizabeth. Varney, with the air of a man 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 208 - Forgive me — forgive me — most gracious princess!" said Amy, dropping once more on her knee from which she had arisen. " For what should I forgive thee, silly wench ?" said Elizabeth ; "for being the daughter of thine own father ? Thou art brain-sick, surely. Well, I see I must wring the story from thee by inches — Thou didst deceive thine old and honoured father — thy look confesses it — cheated Master Tressilian — thy blush avouches it — and married this same Varuey.
Pàgina 43 - 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 31 - 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 205 - It was like one of those ancient druidical monuments called rocking-stones. The finger of Cupid, boy as he is painted, could put her feelings in motion; but the power of Hercules could not have destroyed their equilibrium.
Pàgina 319 - Chamber, descended to a sort of cell, in which they found an iron chest containing a quantity of gold, and a human skeleton stretched above it. The fate of Anthony Foster was now manifest. He had fled to this place of concealment, forgetting the key of the spring-lock ; and, being barred from escape, by the means he had used for preservation of that gold, for which he had sold his salvation, he had there perished miserably.
Pàgina 206 - Leicester had expressed at the queen's knowing aught of their union, and became more and more satisfied that the person whom she now beheld was Elizabeth herself, she stood with one foot advanced and one withdrawn, her arms, head, and hands, perfectly motionless, and her cheek as pallid as the alabaster pedestal against which she leaned. Her dress was of pale sea-green silk, little distinguished in that imperfect light, and somewhat resembled the drapery of a Grecian Nymph, such an antique disguise...

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