On Some Ancient Battle-fields in Lancashire and Their Historical, Legendary, and Aesthetic Associations

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A. Heywood & Son, 1882 - 236 pages
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Page 214 - Cromwell, our chief of men, who through a cloud Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed, And on the neck of crowned Fortune proud Hast reared God's trophies and his work pursued...
Page 54 - Beauty still is here. States fall, arts fade — but Nature doth not die, Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy ! IV. But unto us she hath a spell beyond Her name in story...
Page 214 - Worcester's laureate wreath: yet much remains To conquer still; Peace hath her victories No less renowned than War: new foes arise, Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains. Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves, whose Gospel is their maw.
Page 159 - After the conjunction of that Party which I brought with me out of Wales with the Northern Forces about Knaresborough and...
Page 89 - ... as he had requested. Then the heroes, weeping, laid down in the midst the famous chieftain, their dear lord. Then began on the hill, the warriors, to awake the mightiest of funeral fires ; the wood-smoke rose aloft, dark from the fire ; noisily it went, mingled with weeping.
Page 21 - Then it was, that the magnanimous Arthur, with all the kings and military force of Britain, fought against the Saxons. And though there were many more noble than himself, yet he was twelve times chosen their commander, and was as often conqueror.
Page 125 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
Page 159 - ... since confirmed that they intended for London itself: or whether to march immediately over the said Bridge, there being no other betwixt that and Preston, and there engage the enemy, — who we did believe would stand his ground, because we had information that the Irish forces under...
Page 55 - The beings of the mind are not of clay; Essentially immortal, they create And multiply in us a brighter ray And more beloved existence: that which Fate Prohibits to dull life, in this our state Of mortal bondage, by these spirits supplied, First exiles, then replaces what we hate; Watering the heart whose early flowers have died, And with a fresher growth replenishing the void.
Page 159 - Enemy and his farther progress into Lancashire and so southward, — which we had some advertisement the Enemy intended, and [we are] since confirmed that they intended for London itself: Or whether to march immediately over the said...

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