Waverly Novels, Volume 15

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[A. and C.] Black, 1855

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Pagina 3 - For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...
Pagina 22 - I begin rather to wonder, sir," said Lord Menteith, " that you should have continued so long in the Swedish service, than that you should have ultimately withdrawn from it." " Neither I should," answered the ritt-master ; " but that great leader, captain, and king, the Lion of the North, and the bulwark of the Protestant faith...
Pagina 248 - The march begins, in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait; Stern Famine guards the solitary coast, And Winter barricades the realms of Frost; He comes...
Pagina 54 - And oft, for dread of hurt, would him advise The angry beastes not rashly to despise, Nor too much to provoke ; for he would learne The Lyon stoup to him in lowly wise, (A lesson hard) and make the Libbard sterne Leave roaring, when in rage he for revenge did earne.
Pagina 219 - Bless us! what a word on A title-page is this! and some in file Stand spelling false, while one might walk to MileEnd Green. Why is it harder, sirs, than Gordon, Colkitto, or Macdonnel, or Galasp? Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek, That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
Pagina 218 - But if no faithless action stain Thy true and constant word, I'll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword. Ill serve thee in such noble ways As ne'er were known before ; I'll deck and crown thy head with bays, And love thee more and more.

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