The History of the County of Derby, Part 2

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Page 225 - that there is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 327 - With wiry teeth revolving cards release The tangled knots, and smooth the ravell'd fleece; Next moves the iron hand with fingers fine, Combs the wide card, and forms the eternal line; Slow, with soft lips, the whirling can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires; With quicken'd pace successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend the rove; Then fly the spoles, the rapid axles glow, And slowly circumvolves the labouring wheel below.
Page 547 - I scorn your proffers. I disdain your favor. I abhor your treason ; and am so far from delivering up this island to your advantage, that I will keep it, to the utmost of my power, to your destruction. Take this for your final answer ; and forbear any further solicitations. For, if you trouble me with any more messages on this occasion, I will burn the paper and hang the bearer.
Page 538 - Peace to his soul ! if God's good pleasure be. Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope. He dies, and makes no sign.
Page 471 - ... God the searcher of all hearts, take thee CD, for my wedded Wife ; and do also in the presence of God, and before these witnesses, promise to be unto thee a loving and faithful Husband.
Page 402 - There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell!
Page 230 - Wheeling unshaken through the void immense ; And speak, O man ! does this capacious scene With half that kindling majesty dilate Thy strong conception, as when Brutus rose Refulgent from the stroke of Caesar's fate, Amid the crowd of patriots ; and his arm Aloft extending, like eternal Jove When guilt brings down the thunder, call'd aloud On Tully's name, and shook his crimson steel, And bade the father of his country hail ? For lo ! the tyrant prostrate on the dust, And Rome again is free...
Page 547 - I received your Letter with indignation and scorn, and return you this answer, that I cannot but wonder whence you should gather any hopes from me that I should, like you, prove treacherous to my sovereign, since you cannot...
Page 391 - Rivett's, Lord Elcho, at Mr. Storer's, Lord George Murray, at Mr. Heathcote's, Lord Pitsligo, at Mr. Meynell's, old Gordon, of Glenbucket, at Mr. Alderman Smith's, Lord Nairn, at Mr. John Bingham's, Lady Ogilvie, Mrs. Murray, and some other persons of distinction, at Mr. Francey's ; and their other chiefs and great officers were lodged at the best gentlemen's houses.
Page 115 - Newcastle, and at his own proper ex pence, in such a wonderful manner, and in such an excess of Feasting, as had scarce ever before been known in England', and would be still thought very prodigious, if the same noble Person had not, within a year or two afterwards, made the King and Queen a more stupendious Entertainment; which (God be thanked) though possibly it might too much whet the appetite of others to Excess, no man ever after in those days imitated.