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Strana 122 - In the name of God amen. The 1 st day of September in the 36th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Henry VIII by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith and of the church of England and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head, and in the year of our Lord God 1544.
Strana 127 - Behold an order yet of newer date, Doubling their number, equal in their state; Our England's ornament, the crown's defence, In battle brave protectors of their prince: Unchanged by fortune, to their sovereign true, For which their manly legs are bound with blue These, of the Garter call'd, of faith unstain'd, In fighting fields the laurel have obtain'd, And well repaid the honours which they gain'd.
Strana 137 - Now was there made, fast by the tower's wall, A garden faire, and in the corners set An arbour green with wandis long and small Railed about, and so with leaves beset Was all the place and hawthorn hedges knct, That lyf * was none, walkyng there forbye That might within scarce any wight espye.
Strana 137 - The sharpe greene sweete juniper, Growing so fair with branches here and there, That as it seemed to a lyf without, The boughis spread the arbour all about.
Strana 126 - Orders in the world," but, in reality, because England is a bigger and a stronger country than Sweden, and because what belongs to the former inspires, consequently, more awe abroad than the latter is competent to provoke. Next to these patriarchs follows the...
Strana 57 - ... the river, proceeding at a foot's pace, and accompanied by crowds of spectators, cheering them as they moved along. The day was bright and beautiful, and nothing was wanting to enhance the beauty of the spectacle. On the left, flowed the silver Thames, crowded with craft, filled with richly dressed personages of both sexes, amid which floated the pompous barge appropriated to the officers of the Garter...
Strana 98 - ... early history of Windsor Castle appear the mighty phantoms of the renowned King Arthur and his knights, for whom, it is said, Merlin reared a magic fortress upon its heights, in a great hall whereof, decorated with trophies of war and of the chase, was placed the famous Round Table. But if the antique tale is now worn out, and no longer part of our faith, it is pleasant at least to record it, and, surrendering ourselves for awhile to the sway of fancy, to conjure up the old enchanted castle on...
Strana 7 - ... the greenest sward, stood a mighty, broad-armed oak, beneath whose ample boughs, though as yet almost destitute of foliage, while the sod beneath them could scarcely boast a head of fern, couched a herd of deer ; there, lay a thicket of thorns skirting a sand-bank, burrowed by rabbits ; on this hand, grew a dense and Druid-like grove, into whose intricacies the slanting sunbeams pierced ; on that, extended a long glade, formed by a natural avenue of oaks, across which, at intervals, deer were...
Strana 208 - Your majesty will bear in mind his youth," said the Duke of Norfolk, anxiously. " For my sake overlook the indiscretion," cried the Duke of Richmond. "It will not, perhaps, avail him to hope that it may be overlooked for mine," added Anne Boleyn. " The offence must not pass unpunished," said Henry, musingly. " My Lord of Surrey, you must be content to remain for two months a prisoner in the Round Tower of this castle.

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