Rothelan: A Romance of the English Histories, Volumen3

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Oliver & Boyd, 1824

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Página 12 - Shrift there was none ; churches and chapels were open, but neither priest not penitent entered ; — all went to the charnel-house. The sexton and the physician were cast into the same deep and wide grave ; the testator and his heirs and executors were hurled from the same cart into the same hole together.
Página 13 - The wells overflowed, and the conduits ran to waste ; — the dogs banded themselves together, having lost their masters, and ran howling over all the land; — horses perished of famine in their stalls; — old friends but looked at one another when they met, keeping themselves far aloof ; — creditors claimed no debts, and courtiers performed their promises; — little children went wandering up and down, and numbers were seen dead in all corners. Nor was it only in England that the plague so...
Página 11 - Heaven had repented the making of man20 kind, and was shovelling them all into the sepulchre. Justice was forgotten, and her courts deserted. The terrified jailers fled from the felons that were in fetters — the innocent and the guilty leagued themselves together, and kept within their prisons for...
Página 14 - GO long unheard, which arrested the fugitive multitude, and caused their silence. At the third toll a universal shout arose, as when the herald proclaims the tidings of a great battle won, and then there was a second silence. The people fell on their knees, and with anthems of...
Página 110 - ... school, but the good uncle replied, he knew nothing of it, and went out of the room, the woman followed, and entreated him to consider his nephew, and not refuse him a proper education. He promised to speak to his brother, but desired her to keep the affair private. He was indeed as good as his word, informed his brother of the condition his nephew was in, but observed further, that although some care should be taken of his education, it would be of ill consequence, on account of the leases,...
Página 10 - But the angel that was pouring the vial had a foot on the sea as well as on the dry land. No place was so wild that the plague did not visit, — none so secret that the quick-sighted pestilence did not discover, — none could fly that it did not overtake. It was as if Heaven had repented the making of mankind, and was shovelling them all into the sepulchre.
Página 78 - Comes toward Dunsinane. — Arm, arm, and out ! — If this, which he avouches, does appear, There is nor flying hence, nor tarrying here. I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun, And wish th' estate o
Página 11 - ... in the marketplaces, — the cattle went moaning up and down the fields, wondering what had become of their keepers, — the rooks and the ravens came into the towns, and built their nests in the mute belfries, — silence was universal, save when some infected wretch was seen clamoring at a window.
Página 117 - Indian's fate, greatly alarmed her father and mother. James only (the noble slave) guessed the real truth of the matter; and as Maria often mentioned his name, it was concluded by her parents to send him into her room under some pretence or other, and place themselves so as to hear what passed. This stratagem had the desired success. They heard their daughter express the most violent passion, which they found was no way encouraged by, their slave. As they could not but entertain a just opinion of...
Página 12 - ... of the pestilence was heard of among men. The wells overflowed, and the conduits ran to waste ; — the dogs banded themselves together, having lost their masters, and ran howling over all the land ; — horses perished of famine in their stalls ; — old friends but looked at one another when they met, keeping themselves far aloof ; — creditors claimed no debts, and courtiers performed their promises ;— little children went wandering up and down, and numbers were seen dead in all corners.

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