The Pageant of the Forth

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1911 - Forth, Firth of (Scotland). - 258 pages

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Page 123 - The Lyon would not leave her desolate, But with her went along, as a strong gard Of her chast person, and a faythfull mate Of her sad troubles and misfortunes hard: Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward ; And, when she wakt, he wayted diligent, With humble service to her will prepard : From her fayre eyes he tooke commandement, And ever by her lookes conceived her intent.
Page 117 - Our life is but a winter's day : Some only breakfast and away ; Others to dinner stay and are full fed; The oldest man but sups and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day ; Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Page 95 - Norroway ; for she was so strong, and of so great length and breadth, all the wrights of Scotland, yea, and many other strangers, were at her device, by the king's commandment, who wrought very busily in her, but it was a year and a day ere she was complete...
Page 203 - I saw him everie day of his doctrine go hulie and fear ; with a furring of marticks about his neck, a staff in the an hand...
Page 95 - To wit, she was twelve score feet of length, and thirty-six foot within the sides ; she was ten foot thick in the wall and boards, on every side so slack and so thick that no cannon could go through her.
Page 203 - Richart and another servant, lifted upe to the pulpit, whar he behovit to lean at his first entrie ; bot or he haid done with his sermont, he was sa active and vigorus that he was lyk to ding that pulpit in blads, and fly out of it...
Page 200 - His learning justly rais'd his fame, True goodness did adorn his name. He did converse with things above, Acquainted with Immanuel's love. Most orthodox he was and sound, And many errors did confound. For Zion's King, and Zion's cause, And Scotland's covenanted laws, Most constantly he did contend. Until his time was at an end. At last he wan to full fruition Of that which he had seen in vision.
Page 95 - ... many cannons, six on every side, with three great bassils, two behind in her dock, and one before, with three hundred shot of small artillery, that is to say, myand and battered falcon, and quarter falcon, slings, pestilent serpenteas, and double dogs, with hagtar and culvering, crossbows and handbows.
Page 128 - ... certain leaves, and adds that it was found lying open at the bottom of the river. If anything could add to the interest of the volume, it is that in the same Life we read of the King, that ' although he could not read, he would turn over and examine books which the Queen used either for her devotions or her study ; and whenever he heard her express especial liking for a particular book, he also would look at it with special interest, kissing it, and often taking it into his hands.
Page 112 - Gentlemen, as your provost and bailies think the town not worth their notice to take care of it, neither can I. I will take care of the castle.

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