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Página 300 - We were now arrived at the upper end of the gallery, when the knight faced towards one of the pictures, and as we stood before it, he entered into the matter, after his blunt way of saying things, as they occur to his imagination, without regular introduction, or care to preserve the appearance of chain of thought. "It is...
Página 190 - Danced full oft in many a grene mead. This was the old opinion, as I rede — I speake of many hundred years ago, But now can no man see no elves mo.
Página 300 - WAS this morning walking in the gallery, when sir Roger entered at the end opposite to me, and advancing towards me, said he was glad to meet me among his relations the De Coverleys, and hoped I liked the conversation of so much good company, who were as silent as myself.
Página 305 - They had lived on easy terms in the relative position of benefactor and protige, guardian and ward ; but as man and man, the case was widely different. Frank was a blind and hotheaded royalist; while the loyalty of Sir Giles was somewhat refrigerated by the sacrifices he had been compelled to make to the improvidence and obstinacy of the House of Stuart. Frank was a courtier ;— Sir Giles a clown. But above all, the knight had formed, or, as he said, obtained an opinion that, by means of certain...
Página 121 - the only son of my mother, and she was a widow ; ' and the name of Wargrave commanded respect and love from many, both in her person and that of my wife. The Cavendish family had not availed itself mercilessly against iny life. I left the court ' without a blemish upon my character,' and with gratitude for the good offices of hundreds.
Página 316 - ... Jeffries !" The revocation of the edict of Nantes had cut off even the hope of a refuge in France ; and Milicent, while she contemplated the perils and dangers of her infirm parent, offered up fervent thanksgivings to heaven for having afforded the means of securing him a stronghold against his enemies, a shelter for his old age. With her father and her sister as her inmates, her dreaded residence at Keswycke Moat lost all or half its terrors. But though many...
Página 300 - IXJVELY creature," said I, placing my hand athwart my forehead by way of sight-shade, with as much the air of a connoisseur as I could manage to assume. "A dear one, — a prudent, and a virtuous," rejoined the knight, turning sharply away, and betaking himself to his box, as if he had made an effort to look upon an object connected with painful recollections. Nay, if I am not mistaken, there was moisture on the lace of his sleeve as he raised his arm to his eyes, affecting to ward off the sunbeams...
Página 307 - Waller, she was oftentimes found seated in a favourite arbour of phyllyrea, looking out on the great canal, with a volume of the Pilgrim's Progress open upon her knee. Whither her thoughts were straying none could tell ; perhaps they were lost among the knots of a new stomacher ; perhaps at the siege of Vienna ; — perhaps in the Slough of...
Página 235 - Corbeil, whose villas line the shore with their well-trimmed avcum's of limes, and here and there a shrub dipping down into the stream to shelter the baths, constructed by the diverse proprietors, in the bed of the river. The prosperous little town is neither so ornate in its environs as Richmond, nor so stately in its domiciles as Hampton Court ; but the wooded heights of St. Germain rise majestically above its suburbs ; — and if a palace be lacking, it boasts an edifice still more unique, and...
Página 209 - Is this a scene for discontent?" I exclaimed: "think you that affliction can find its way to a seclusion so bright as this?" "Yet even here," she replied, "must your Evelyn encounter her third trial her last." I turned away — I would no longer listen to her peevish forebodings. 21th. - Do I live to write it? - Yes! it is fitting that such records should not pass away. - Let me subdue the anguish of my heart till all is told, - and then - no matter! We stood — we — O word of agony, which I must...

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