Annals and Legends of Calais

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J. R. Smith, 1852 - 220 páginas
 

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Página 1 - Are now confined two mighty monarchies, Whose high upreared and abutting fronts The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder : Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts; Into a thousand parts divide one man, And make imaginary puissance; Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i...
Página 195 - William, on returning home, after his first interview with Nelson, told Lady Hamilton that he was about to introduce to her a little man, who could not boast of being very handsome, but who would become the greatest man that ever England produced. I know it from the very few words of conversation I have already had with him.
Página 100 - Barry, nebulee of sixj argent and azure : on a Chief gules, a Lion passant gardant, or, supported by two Rams. Crest, on a wreath, a Ram argent, armed and unguled. Motto —
Página 195 - Hamilton, on returning home after his first interview with Nelson, told Lady Hamilton that he was about to introduce to her a little man who could not boast of being very handsome, but who would become the greatest man that ever England produced. " I know it," he said, " from the very few words of conversation I have already had with him.
Página 119 - ... feet in height ; the grand gateway, or entrance, was formed by an arch, whose archivault rested on the capitals of two Corinthian pillars, forming the architrave which covered the jambs of the doorway.
Página 4 - ... join either the one or the other, as they please, and to add their strength to him with whom they are at amity, in prejudice of an enemy. For these reasons therefore it is not to be wondered at, that, besides the inhabitants of the place, who are esteemed men of most unshaken fidelity, being the descendants of an English colony settled there shortly after the first conquest, it should also be guarded by one of the most trusty barons which the king has, bearing the title of Deputy, with a force...
Página 219 - Lysle answered all comers, the former being attended by twenty-four knights on foot, habited in coates of purple velvet and cloth of gold. " A tent of cloth of gold was pitched for the 'armoree and releve;' the King had a base and trapper of purple velvet, both set full of
Página 3 - ... from their own, nor access to other countries, at least none so easy, so short, and so secure; so much so, that if they were deprived of it, they would not only be shut out from the Continent, but also from the commerce and intercourse of the world. They would consequently lose what is essentially necessary for the existence of a country, and become dependent upon the will and pleasure of other sovereigns, in availing themselves of their ports, besides having to encounter a more distant, more...
Página 3 - Guisnes, guarded by them (and justly) with jealousy, especially Calais, for this is the key and principal entrance to their dominions, without which the English would have no outlet from their own, nor access to other countries, at least none so easy, so short, and so secure ; so much so, that if they were deprived of it, they would not only be shut out from the continent, but also from the commerce and intercourse of the world.
Página 3 - French, nor further from Gravelines, the frontier of the Imperialists, to join either the one or the other, as they please, and to add their strength to him with whom they are at amity, in prejudice of an enemy. For these reasons, therefore, it is not to be wondered at, that, besides the inhabitants of the place, who are esteemed men of most unshaken fidelity, being the descendants of an English colony settled there shortly after the first conquest, it should also be guarded by one of the most trusty...

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