History of France and Normandy: From the Earliest Times to the Revolution of 1848

Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1849 - 444 pages

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Page 28 - All was prepared — the fire, the sword, the men To wield them in their terrible array. The army, like a lion from his den, March'd forth with nerve and sinews bent to slay, — A human Hydra, issuing from its fen To breathe destruction on its winding way.
Page 252 - His foes' derision, and his subjects' blame, And steals to death from anguish and from shame.
Page 332 - This pow'r has praise, that virtue scarce can warm, Till fame supplies the universal charm. Yet Reason frowns on War's unequal game, Where wasted nations raise a single name, And mortgag'd states their grandsires...
Page 230 - March 31, of the same year. He had long been consumed by a slow fever, which affected his temper, and made him irritable and restless. He fancied that change of place would bring relief to his disordered frame, and roved incessantly from one residence to another. He died at Rambouillet in the fifty-third year of his age, and the thirty-second of his reign. This king's magnificence accompanied him to the last. He had the most splendid funeral that had...
Page 63 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home ! These are our realms, no limits to their sway — Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey.
Page 172 - May it please your majesty, there are enough to be killed, enough to be taken, and enough to run away.

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