Manual of English history simplified; or, Our country's story, by a lady [J. Budge] ed. by J.S. Laurie

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Thomas Murby, 1866 - Great Britain - 277 pages

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Page 151 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 214 - This stage is turbulent and troublesome; it is a short one. But you may consider, it will soon carry you a very great way. It will carry you from Earth to Heaven. And there you shall find a great deal of cordial joy and comfort. King: I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown; where no disturbance can be, no disturbance in the world.
Page 107 - Now, if it please God, I will help you to govern them better in future." "Fair cousin," replied the abject King, "since it pleaseth you, it pleaseth me mightily.
Page 166 - Be of good cheer, brother; we shall this day kindle such a torch in England, as, I trust in God, shall never be extinguished.
Page 248 - And fare thee well, my bonny gray steed, That carried me aye so free ; I wish I had been asleep in my bed The last time I mounted thee ; The warning bell now bids me cease, My trouble's nearly o'er ; Yon sun that rises from the sea Shall rise on me no more. Albeit that here in London town It is my fate to die ; 0 carry me to Northumberland, In my father's grave to lie.
Page 5 - how is it possible that a people possessed of such magnificence at home, could envy me a humble cottage in Britain ?" The emperor was affected by the British hero's misfortunes, and won by his address.
Page 75 - ... destroy the enemies of Christ. On the night before the expected assault a rabbi, lately arrived from the Hebrew schools abroad, addressed his assembled countrymen: — " Men of Israel, God commands us to die for his law, as our glorious forefathers have done in all ages. If we fall into the hands of our enemies they may cruelly torment us. That life which our Creator gave us, let us return to Him willingly and devoutly with our own hands.
Page 46 - Likewise he decreed by the hares, that they should go free. His rich men bemoaned it, and the poor men shuddered at it. But he was so stern, that he recked not the hatred of them all...
Page 163 - Mercy to the innocent! And yet, though I must needs acknowledge that, being constrained and, as you wot well enough, continually assayed, in taking upon me I seemed to consent, and therein grievously offended the Queen and her laws, yet do I assuredly trust that this my offence towards God is so much the...
Page 164 - If my fault deserved punishment, my youth at least, and my imprudence, were worthy of excuse. God and posterity will show me favour.

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