History of Dudley castle and priory

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1 ページ - There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic in the ruined battlement, For which the palace of the present hour Must yield its pomp, and wait till ages are its dower.
4 ページ - Cities made desolate ; the polished sunk To barbarism, and once barbaric states Swaying the wand of science and of arts ; Illustrious deeds and memorable names Blotted from record, and upon the tongue Of...
iv ページ - E'en such a thing methinks I fain would be, Should Heaven appoint me to a lengthen'd age ; So old in look, that Young and Old may see The record of my closing pilgrimage : Yet, to the last, a rugged wrinkled thing...
10 ページ - Each robber chief upheld his armed halls, Doing his evil will, nor less elate Than mightier heroes of a longer date.
99 ページ - midst the wreck of things which were ; There lie interr'd the more illustrious dead. The wind is up : hark ! how it howls ! Methinks Till now I never heard a sound so dreary : Doors creak, and windows clap, and night's foul bird...
88 ページ - Form'da whole which, irregular in parts, Yet left a grand impression on the mind, At least of those whose eyes are in their hearts: We gaze upon a giant for his stature, Nor judge at first if all be true to nature.
61 ページ - ... engaging of all compounds, a playful fancy joined with a vigorous understanding and a serious heart.' This seriousness, like a minor key, gave a pathos to his humour, a dignity to his cheerfulness. It was based on the surest foundations. ' It would be almost an injustice to his memory not to state that a deep and awful sense of religion formed one ingredient of his character, together with a hatred of profaneness in those who profess outwardly a belief in Christianity.
72 ページ - Cleveland's brigade of horse, with one thousand foot, to raise the siege. Wilmot charged the parliament's forlorn, under Mytton, with such fury, that his forces were all like to be cut off; and several officers advised Denbigh not to quit his trenches, to relieve his friends, but there to abide the coming of the royalists. The earl, who had sent out Mytton to meet them, resolved, at all ventures, to assist him, and drawing out his troops, led them on in person, giving the cavaliers so smart a charge...
28 ページ - I have little above twenty pound a year, (which I have by my lady my mother,) to find me and one of my daughters with a woman and a man to wait upon me ; and surely, unless the good prioress of Nuneaton did give me meat and drink of free cost, to me and all mine that here remains with me, I could not tell what shift to make.

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