Pedigree of the English People: An Argument on the Formation & Growth of the Nation

Longmans, Green, Reader & Company, 1873 - 567 sivua

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Sivu 507 - Lords and Commons of England, consider what nation it is whereof ye are and whereof ye are the governors : a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.
Sivu 137 - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh a marble face; Plead better at the bar; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise: But, Rome! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, « To rule mankind, and make the world obey, Disposing peace and war thy own majestic way; To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free: These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.
Sivu 86 - Brutus ! there lies beyond the Gallic bounds An island which the western sea surrounds, By giants once possessed; now few remain To bar thy entrance, or obstruct thy reign. To reach that happy shore thy sails employ; There fate decrees to raise a second Troy, And found an empire in thy royal line, Which time shall ne'er destroy, nor bounds confine.
Sivu 215 - The barbarians drive us to the sea; the sea throws us back on the barbarians; thus two modes of death await us; we are either slain or drowned.
Sivu 401 - Aquilonibus arcet, regis opus, sterilisve diu palus aptaque remis 65 vicinas urbes alit et grave sentit aratrum, seu cursum mutavit iniquum frugibus amnis, doctus iter melius : mortalia facta peribunt ; nedum sermonum stet honos et gratia vivax. multa renascentur quae iam cecidere, cadentque 70 quae nunc sunt in honore vocabula, si volet usus, quem penes arbitrium est et ius et norma loquendi.
Sivu 137 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, Credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, Orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus Describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent; Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento : Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem, Parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos.
Sivu 216 - Some, therefore, of the miserable remnant, being taken in the mountains, were murdered in great numbers; others, constrained by famine, came and yielded themselves to be slaves for ever to their foes, running the risk of being instantly slain, which truly was the greatest favour that could be offered them: some others passed beyond,^" | "' na with loud lamentations instead of the voice of exhortation. " Thou hast given us as sheep to be slaughtered, and among the Gentiles hast thou dispersed us.
Sivu 228 - ... slumbered away days and nights on their unprofitable watch. Meanwhile the hooked weapons of their enemies were not idle, and our wretched countrymen were dragged from the wall and dashed against the ground.
Sivu 244 - Ethelfrid, a most worthy king, and ambitious of glory, governed the kingdom of the Northumbrians, and ravaged the Britons more than all the great men of the English...
Sivu 186 - High towers, fair temples, goodly theatres, Strong walls, rich porches, princely palaces, Large streets, brave houses, sacred sepulchres, Sure gates, sweet gardens, stately galleries, Wrought with fair pillars and fine imageries ; All those (O pity!) now are turn'd to dust, And overgrown with black oblivion's rust.

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