The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time, Volume 1

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G. and W. Nicol, 1834 - 772 pages
 

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Page 3 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among...
Page 3 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible.
Page 320 - Mother, or my self, should say it ; and in all things esteem your self as my Lord's Page ; a breeding which youths of my house far superior to you were accustomed unto, as my Grandfather of Norfolk, and his Brother my good Uncle of Northampton were both bred as Pages with Bishopps, $c.
Page 136 - Now welladay! sayth Joan o' the Scales: Now welladay ! and woe is my life ! Yesterday I was lady of Linne, Now Ime but John o' the Scales his wife. Now fare thee well, sayd the heire of Linne; Farewell now, John o' the Scales, said hee: Christs curse light on me, if ever again I bring my lands in jeopardy.
Page 62 - We beat them into the castle, and entered the first gate with them : the second they made good and barricadoed ; and they are there welcome to stay. I am resolved to block them up, for I know they are in a necessitous condition. God hath been pleased to...
Page 254 - A few days after they appeared in his presence, armed, and attended with armed followers ; and they accused, by name, the Archbishop of York, the Duke of Ireland, the Earl of Suffolk, Sir Robert Tresilian, and Sir Nicholas Brembre, as public and dangerous enemies to the state.
Page 61 - Cowdray, where we understanding there were four troopes of horse and one hundred foote, I resolved to give them the good night ; and to that end I despatched away two regiments of horse to lay the passage round ; but they were too nimble for me, and escaped hither, where I overtook them on Tuesday night.
Page 61 - ... they were too nimble for me, and escaped hither, where I overtook them on Tuesday night. The next morning, after we had taken a view, and found out a place where we might flank their line with our ordnance, we fell...
Page 136 - I wis, was well worth three. He told him the gold upon the board, He was right glad his land to win : The gold is thine, the land is mine, And now I 'll be the lord of Linne.

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