Brambletye House, Or, Cavaliers and Roundheads

Front Cover
G. Dearborn, 1837 - 296 pages

From inside the book

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 203 - Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards, his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear The very stones prate of my whereabout, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.
Page 153 - She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse: Which I observing, Took once a pliant hour; and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, That I would all my pilgrimage dilate...
Page 150 - A day with not too bright a beam, A warm, but not a scorching sun, A southern gale to curl the stream, And, master, half our work is done.
Page 50 - ... overcome with equal facility both the riches of the south and the poverty of the north; to be feared and courted by all foreign princes, and adopted a brother to the gods of the earth; to call together parliaments with a word of his pen.
Page 215 - He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Page 138 - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth...
Page 232 - ... ceiling stood ; down rush'd the rain Impetuous, and continued till the earth No more was seen ; the floating vessel swum Uplifted, and secure, with beaked prow, Rode tilting o'er the waves; all dwellings else Flood overwhelm'd, and them, with all their pomp Deep under water roll'd ; sea cover'd sea, Sea without shore : and in their palaces, Where luxury late reign'd, sea-monsters whelp'd And stabled : of mankind, so numerous late, All left in one small bottom swum embark'd.
Page 54 - An Impeachment of High Treason against Oliver Cromwell and his son-inlaw Henry Ireton, and other similar attacks upon the Protector, for which he was at that moment in prison.
Page 207 - Oh! death, death, death!" in a most inimitable tone, and which struck me with horror and a chillness in my very blood. There was nobody to be seen in the whole street, neither did any other window open, for people had no curiosity now in any case, nor could anybody help one another; so I went on to pass into Bell Alley.
Page 161 - And her eyes, she did enslave me. But her constancy's so weak, She's so wild and apt to wander, That my jealous heart would break Should we live one day asunder. Melting joys about her move, Killing pleasures, wounding blisses, She can dress her eyes in love, And her lips can arm with kisses; Angels listen when she speaks, She's my delight, all mankind's wonder; But my jealous heart would break, Should we live one day asunder.

Bibliographic information