Mirror for Magistrates: pt.1 Part III: Legends from the conquest by William Baldwin and others from the edition of 1587 collated with those of 1559,1563,1571,1575,1578 and 1610
Lackington, Allen, and Company, 1815 - Great Britain
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Page 320 - By him lay heavy Sleep, the cousin of Death, Flat on the ground and still as any stone, A very corpse, save yielding forth a breath; Small keep took he whom fortune frowned on Or whom she lifted up into the throne Of high renown; but as a living death, So, dead alive, of life he drew the breath.
Page 312 - And straight forth stalking with redoubled pace, For that I saw the night drew on so fast; In black all clad, there fell before my face A piteous wight, whom woe had all forwaste.
Page 324 - And by and by a dumb dead corpse we saw, Heavy and cold, the shape of Death aright, That daunts all earthly creatures to his law; Against whose force in vain it is to fight; Ne...
Page 246 - Where be my coursers and my horses hye ? Where is my myrth, my solas, and my play ? As vanyte, to nought al is wandred away.
Page 145 - The duke the night after his emprisonement, was found dedde in his bed, and his body shewed to the lordes and commons, as...
Page 358 - ... central theme in Buckingham's account is a most passionate demand for vengeance. The climax of the piece is a violent imprecation against the man who made known his place of hiding to Richard III. Buckingham, after he has swooned at the memory of his betrayal, cries out : Thou, Banaster, gainst thee I clepe and call Unto the gods, that they iust vengeaunce take On thee, thy bloud, thy stayned stocke and all...
Page 482 - Not one helpe mee, that sneered many a man. They frownd on mee, that fawnd on mee before, And fled from mee, that followde mee full fast : They hated mee, by...