Memoirs of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, Volumen2

R. Bentley, 1844

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Página 161 - Wi' care nor thrall opprest. Now blooms the lily by the bank, The primrose down the brae ; The hawthorn's budding in the glen, And milk-white is the slae : The meanest hind in fair Scotland May rove their sweets amang ; But I the Queen of a' Scotland, Maun lie in prison strang.
Página 11 - ... Abundant in humour, observation, fancy ; in extensive knowledge of books and men ; in palpable hits of character, exquisite, grave, irony, and the most whimsical indulgence in point of epigram.
Página 6 - This book is one of which it is not too high praise to assert, that it approaches as nearly to perfection, in its own line, as any historical work perhaps ever did.
Página 219 - Majesty, who, we assure you, has sundry times protested, that if the regard of the danger of her good subjects and faithful servants did not more move her than her own peril, she would never be drawn to assent to the shedding of her blood.
Página 21 - When I was young (about fourteen, I think) I first read this tale, which made a deep impression upon me ; and may, indeed, be said to contain the germ of much that I have since written.
Página 177 - When one of her Chaplains (Mr. Alexander Nowel Dean of St. Pauls) had spoken less reverently in a Sermon preached before her of the sign of the Cross, she called aloud to him from her closet window, commanding him to retire from that ungodly digression, and to return unto his Text.
Página 216 - ... performed in so dangerous and crafty a charge, it would ease your travails...
Página iii - tis slander; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Página 24 - ... virtue. The author is already known to the public by the two novels announced in her titlepage, and both, the last especially, attracted, with justice, an attention from the public far superior to what is granted to the ephemeral productions which supply the regular demand of watering-places and circulating libraries.
Página 24 - to elevate and surprize,' it must make amends by displaying depth of knowledge and dexterity of execution. We, therefore, bestow no mean compliment upon the author of Emma, when we say that, keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she has produced sketches of such spirit and originality, that we never miss the excitation which depends upon a narrative of uncommon events, arising from the consideration of minds, manners and sentiments, greatly...

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