Kenilworth: A Romance

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Archibald Constable and Company; and John Ballantyne, Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Company, London., 1821 - Great Britain - 351 pages

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Page 51 - ... nobles of her household. She looked more than once at the wherry in which the young adventurer was seated, spoke to those around her, and seemed to laugh. At length one of the attendants, by the Queen's order apparently, made a sign for the wherry to come alongside, and the young man was desired to step from his own skiff into the Queen's barge, which he performed with graceful agility at the fore part of the boat, and was brought aft to the Queen's presence, the wherry at the same time dropping...
Page 45 - I told you as much before," said Blount ; " do, I pray you, my dear Walter, let us take boat and return." " Not till I see the Queen come forth," returned the youth, composedly.
Page 59 - I may have lost," said the youth looking down, " but it was where my best is due ; and that is in your Majesty's service." The Queen paused and then said hastily, " You are very young to have fought so well, and to speak so well.
Page 52 - Thou would'st have gold, I warrant me," said the Queen, interrupting him ; " fie, young man ! I take shame to say, that, in our capital, such and so various are the means of thriftless folly, that to give gold to youth is giving fuel to fire, and furnishing them with the means of self-destruction. If I live and reign, these means of unchristian excess shall be abridged. Yet thou may'st be poor...
Page 48 - Their discourse was here interrupted by one of the Band of Pensioners. " I was sent," said he, after looking at them attentively, " to a gentleman who hath no cloak, or a muddy one. — You sir, I think," addressing the younger cavalier, " are the" man ; you will please to follow me.
Page 134 - Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west; And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts: But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench 'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Page 58 - Raleigh?" said Elizabeth, after a moment's recollection; "have we not heard of your service in Ireland?" "I have been so fortunate as to do some service there, madam," replied Raleigh, "scarce, however, of consequence sufficient to reach your Grace's ears.
Page 220 - When she smiled, it was a pure sunshine, that every one did choose to bask in, if they could ; but anon came a storm, from a sudden gathering of clouds, and the thunder fell, in a wondrous manner, on all alike.
Page 51 - The mudded cloak still hung upon his arm, and formed the natural topic with which the queen introduced the conversation. " You have this day spoiled a gay mantle in our service, young man. We thank you for your service, though the manner of offering it was unusual, and something bold." " In a sovereign's need," answered the youth, " it is each liege-man's duty to be bold.
Page 48 - Thus the adventurous youth stood full in Elizabeth's eye, — an eye never indifferent to the admiration which she deservedly excited among her subjects, or to the fair proportions of external form which chanced to distinguish any of her courtiers. Accordingly, she fixed her keen glance on the youth, as she approached the place where he stood, with a look in which surprise at his boldness seemed to be unmingled with resentment, while a trifling accident happened which attracted her attention toward...

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