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Page 13 - I see before me the Gladiator lie: He leans upon his hand - his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony. And his drooped head sinks gradually low And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower: and now The arena swims around him - he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
Page 177 - I made them lay their hands in mine and swear To reverence the King, as if he were Their conscience, and their conscience as their King To break the heathen and uphold the Christ...
Page 512 - ... little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.
Page 511 - When France in wrath her giant-limbs upreared, And with that oath, which smote air, earth, and sea, Stamped her strong foot and said she would be free, Bear witness for me, how I hoped and feared!
Page 65 - Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me : He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house : He that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Page 501 - I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold ; as he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper.
Page 209 - Let them praise the Name of the Lord : for he spake the word, and they were made ; he commanded, and they were created.
Page 200 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 527 - EUROPEAN HISTORY. Narrated in a Series of Historical Selections from the Best Authorities. Edited and arranged by EM SEWELL and CM YONGE. First Series, 1003 — 1154. Third Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. Second Series, 1088—1228. Crown 8vo. 6s. Third Edition. " We know of scarcely anything which is so likely to raise to a higher level the average standard of English education.