Great Ralegh

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Methuen & Company, 1908 - 310 pages

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Page 304 - O eloquent, just, and mighty Death ! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded ; what none hath dared, thou hast done ; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised ; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hie jacet...
Page 300 - Even such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust ; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days : And from which earth, and grave, and dust, The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
Page 221 - Thou art an odious fellow, thy name is hateful to all the realm of England for thy pride.
Page 224 - You have been taxed by the world with the defence of the most heathenish and blasphemous opinions, which I list not to repeat, because Christian ears cannot endure to hear them, nor the authors and maintainers of them be suffered to live in any Christian common-wealth.
Page 124 - I assure you, Sir, his poor servants, to the number of a hundred and forty goodly men, and all the mariners, came to him with such shouts and joy, as I never saw a man more troubled to quiet them in my life.
Page 125 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man...
Page 78 - September, in the afternoon, the frigate was near cast away, oppressed by waves, yet at that time recovered : and giving forth signs of joy, the general sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the Hind (so oft as we did approach within hearing): "We are as near to Heaven by sea as by land " : reiterating the same speech, well beseeming a soldier, resolute in Jesus Christ, as I can testify he was.
Page 108 - I know not right : Whom when I asked from what place he came, And how he. hight, himselfe he did ycleepe, The shepheard of the Ocean by name, And said he came far from the main-sea deepe.
Page 192 - Bishop kneeled down by her, and examined her first of her faith, and she so punctually answered all his several questions, by lifting up her eyes and holding up her hand, as it was a comfort to all the beholders.
Page 232 - ... You shall now receive, my dear wife, my last words in these my last lines. My love I send you, that you may keep it when I am dead ; and my counsel that you may remember it when I am no more. I would not...

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