The Abbey: And Other Tales, Niteet 1–2

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Sivu 16 - Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
Sivu 60 - By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession ; Their songs were Ave-Maries, Their dances were procession. But now, alas ! they all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas : Or farther for religion fled; Or else they take their ease.
Sivu 147 - Coverleys, and hoped I liked the conversation of so much good company, who were as silent as myself. I knew he alluded to the pictures; and as he is a gentleman who does not a little value himself upon his ancient descent, I expected he would give me some account of them.
Sivu 147 - I WAS this morning walking in the gallery, when Sir Roger entered at the end opposite to me, and advancing towards me, said he was glad to meet me among his relations the De Coverleys, and hoped I liked the conversation of so much good company, who were as silent as myself.
Sivu 164 - ... a single tear. She looked upon him as a nuncio of Heaven, going forth to fulfil his master's work; nor was it till after his departure, after the old gates of the Moat had actually closed upon the last straggler of his train, that she fell down on the threshold in a deep swoon ; struggling for five hours between death and life, while the doting old knight tore his gray hair by her bedside, and Ursula sat chafing her cold hands without hope of her recovery. Her disorder arose, however, from weakness...
Sivu 174 - ... Keswycke, who was visibly affected by the narration. " Rise !" said he, raising Milicent from her knees with an air of inexpressible dignity; " rise, my beloved wife, nor humble yourself further for this thing. Your kinsman is beyond reach of the mercy or the vengeance of kings. A price was set upon his head ; and being overtaken, Francis De Cressingham perished in the ignoble scuffle of capture. See, madam," said he, replying with proud consciousness to the glance of the queen, "My Milicent...
Sivu 165 - ... lest she should intercept, however slightly, the fulfilment of his public duties. Mighty indeed had been the strife within her soul, and mighty the anguish of her heart, during the political conflict of that bloodless revolution. But still more mighty was her reward when, summoned by her lord to their new residence at court, she heard his name shouted by the grateful populace as he approached ; and, amid the tears that sprung into her eyes, and which she was no longer compelled to repress, hailed...
Sivu 153 - Ursula's labours in the wardrobe and still-room with expressions of joy that their cousin should be absent from England during so stormy a season of political strife ; more particularly as the zeal and domestic influence of Dr. Esdras increased in proportion as the public influence of his party declined; while the sinister aspect of their father's affairs only tended to irritate his prejudices against the ascendant faction. And yet, considering how often young Mistress de Cressingham declared herself...
Sivu 166 - ... mankind ; had never enjoyed the triumph of being dearest of all to one whose love extends to the meanest of his fellow-creatures : — the glory of holding a part in that mind to which the nations of the earth turn for guidance and instruction : — the holy joy of knowing myself a first object in...
Sivu 12 - Blanche had already announced a pas cCarmes in honour of their order, to be held in the Foret Desvoyable, near the town of Pontoise. Thither, in obedience to the wayward fancies of his liege lady, the young Lord Storford immediately resolved to repair ; and the differences recently existing between King Henry and the French court on occasion of the support yielded by Charles to the pretensions of the Flemish impostor, Perkin Warbeck, having fortunately terminated in pacific negotiations between the...

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