Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain, Volume 1

W. Blackwood, 1851

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Página 249 - THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Página 266 - On his bold visage middle age Had slightly pressed its signet sage, Yet had not quenched the open truth And fiery vehemence of youth ; Forward and frolic glee was there, The will to do, the soul to dare, The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire, Of hasty love or headlong ire.
Página i - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain. By AGNES STRICKLAND.
Página 375 - but this I can tell — on yule day ye will be masterless, and the realm without a king." Two boys whom Mary of Guise had borne to him had died in the year preceding. The queen was at Linlithgow, expecting every day her third confinement. But James was weary of earth and earthly interests. He showed no desire to see her. He went languidly to Falkland; and there, on the 8th of December...
Página 78 - By the time these words were spoken, even-song was nearly done. The King paused, studying to give him an answer. Meantime, before the King's eyes, and in presence of all the lords about him, " like the blink of the sunbeam or the whiff of the whirlwind, the man evanished away, and could no more be seen." " I heard," continues Lindsay of Pitscottie, " Sir David Lindsay and John Inglish, the marshal, (who were at that time both of them young men, and special servants to the King's grace,) thought to...

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