Now and long ago, or The children's favourite history of England

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Page 148 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 42 - As soon as the two armies were in full view of each other, great noise and tumult arose. You might hear the sound of many trumpets, of bugles, and of horns; and then you might see men ranging themselves in line, lifting their shields, raising their lances, bending their bows, handling their arrows, ready for assault and defence.
Page 2 - I THANK the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy English child.
Page 264 - NOT a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried. We buried him darkly at dead of night, The sods with our bayonets turning; By the struggling moonbeam's misty light. And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast...
Page 66 - to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.
Page 43 - Duke William pressed close upon the English with his lance; striving hard to reach the standard with the great troop he led; and seeking earnestly for Harold, on whose account the whole war was. The Normans follow their lord, and press around him; they ply their blows upon the English; and these defend themselves stoutly, striving hard with their enemies, returning blow for blow. One of them was a man of great...
Page 142 - 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 288 - The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Page 42 - From nine o'clock in the morning, when the combat began, till three o'clock came, the battle was up and down, this way and that, and no one knew who would conquer and win the land. Both sides stood so firm and fought so well that no one could guess which would prevail.
Page 128 - Had I served my God as faithfully as I have served my king, he would not thus have forsaken me in my old age" The character you appear to us in, is truly ridiculous.

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