Troon & Dundonald

M'Kie & Drennan, 1876 - 144 páginas

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Página 142 - Surely the isles shall wait for me, And the ships of Tarshish first, To bring thy sons from far, Their silver and their gold with them, Unto the name of the Lord thy God, And to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
Página 141 - Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Página 60 - Bentinck instantly came to the bedside, bent down, and placed his ear close to the King's mouth. The lips of the dying man moved; but nothing could be heard. The King took the hand of his earliest friend, and pressed it tenderly to his heart. In that moment, no doubt, all that had cast a slight passing cloud over their long and pure friendship was forgotten. It was now between seven and eight in the morning. He closed his eyes, and gasped for breath. The bishops knelt down and read the commendatory...
Página 60 - Albemarle he gave the keys of his closet and of his private drawers. ' You know,' he said, ' what to do with them.' By this time he could scarcely respire. ' Can this,' he said to the physicians, ' last long ? ' He was told that the end was approaching.
Página 127 - Her figure was majestic, her manners high-bred, her reading extensive, and her conversation elegant. She had been the admiration of the gay circles of life, and the patroness of poets. Dr. Johnson was delighted with his reception here. Her principles in church and state were congenial with his. She knew all his merit, and had heard much of him from her son, Earl Alexander, who loved to cultivate the acquaintance of men of talents in every department.
Página 128 - In the course of our conversation this day, it came out, that Lady Eglintoune was married the year before Dr Johnson was born; upon which she graciously said to him, that she might have been his mother; and that she now adopted him; and when we were going away, she embraced him, saying, "My dear son, farewell!" My friend was much pleased with this day's entertainment, and owned that I had done well to force him out. Tuesday, 2nd November We were now in a country not only "of saddles and bridles",...
Página 58 - Prom the hands of Bentinck alone William took food and medicine. By Bentinck alone William was lifted from his bed and laid down in it. " Whether Bentinck slept or not while I was ill...
Página 125 - Embalmed with odours from her breath that flow, You yield your music when she's pleased to blow ; And thus at once the charming lovely fair Delights with sounds, with sweets perfumes the air. Go, happy pipe, and ever mindful be To court...
Página 129 - ... and she now adopted him.' This venerable woman amused herself latterly in taming and patronising rats. She kept a vast number of these animals in her pay at Auchans, and they succeeded in her affections to the poets and artists whom she had loved in early life. It does not reflect much credit upon the latter, that her ladyship used to complain of never having met with true gratitude except from four-footed animals. She had a panel in the oak wainscot of her dining-room, which she tapped upon...
Página 113 - He was a comely youth, tall and robust, modest, liberal, gay, and courteous ; and, for the innate sweetness of his disposition, generally beloved by true-hearted Scotsmen.

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