The History & antiquities of the town of Ludlow, and its ancient castle: with lives of the lord presidents ...

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Printed and sold by Procter and Jones, 1822 - Ludlow (England) - 252 pages
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Page 102 - Use exercise of body, but such as is without peril of your joints or bones ; it will increase your force and enlarge your breath. " Delight to be cleanly, as well in all parts of your body as in your garments ; it shall make you grateful in each company, and otherwise, loathsome. " Give yourself to be merry ; for you degenerate from your father, if you find not yourself most able in wit and body to do anything when you be most merry.
Page 101 - Let your first action be the lifting up of your mind to Almighty God by hearty prayer, and feelingly digest the words you speak in prayer with continual meditation, and thinking of Him to whom you pray, and of the matter for which you pray.
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Page 107 - He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day, But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
Page 102 - Give yourself to be merry ; for you degenerate from your father, if you find not yourself most able in wit and body to do anything when you be most merry. But let your mirth be ever void of all scurrility and biting words to any man...
Page 75 - Sir, during that state of things Parliament was not idle. They attempted to subdue the fierce spirit of the Welsh by all sorts of rigorous laws. They prohibited by statute the sending all sorts of arms into Wales, as you prohibit by proclamation (with something more of doubt on the legality) the sending arms to America.
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Page 71 - ... flesh whatsoever : for which yet you have cast me into many calamities, and yourself into many troubles. — But I forgive you all, and pray God to do so likewise. For the rest, I commend unto you Mary our daughter, beseeching you to be a good father to her, .as I have heretofore desired.
Page 132 - The warrior captive pressed the stones, And lonely breathed unheeded moans, Despairing of the morn. That too is past — unsparing Time, Stern miner of the tower sublime, Its night of ages broke, Freedom and peace with radiant smile Now carol o'er the dungeon vile That cumb'rous ruins choak.

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