True stories, from English history, by a mother, author of 'True stories from ancient and modern history'.

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Page 123 - If one of these great and merciless hunters shall pass by your habitation, bring forth hastily all the refreshment you have in your house, or that you can readily buy or borrow from your neighbours, that you may not be involved in ruin, or even accused of treason."*
Page 250 - Mark, child! what I say: they will cut off my head! and perhaps make thee a king: but mark what I say: thou must not be a king as long as thy brothers Charles and James are alive. They will cut off thy brothers' heads, when they can catch them! And thy head, too they will cut off at last! Therefore I charge thee, do not be made a king by them!
Page 143 - Certainly, madam, I know it well; but now rejoice, and thank God, for I have this day recovered mine heritage and the realm of England, which I had near hand lost.
Page 133 - These maskers, after they had entered the manor of Kennington, alighted from their horses, and entered the hall on foot; which done, the prince, his mother, and the lords, came out of the chamber into the hall, whom the...
Page 236 - For so common were all sorts of treen stuff in old time that a man should hardly find four pieces of pewter (of which one was peradventure a salt) in a good farmer's house...
Page 266 - tory", by which, and sometimes without any material difference, this island has been so long divided. The court party reproached their antagonists with their affinity to the fanatical conventiclers in Scotland, who were known by the name of whigs: the country party- found a resemblance between the courtiers and the Popish banditti in Ireland, to whom the appellation of tory was affixed. And after this manner these foolish terms of reproach came into public and general use; and even at present seem...
Page 254 - That sloven whom you see before you, hath no ornament in his speech; that sloven, I say, if we should ever come to a breach with the king (which God forbid !) in such a case, I say, that sloven will be the greatest man in England.
Page 236 - ... the end of his term if he have not six or seven years' rent lying by him, therewith to purchase a new lease...
Page 245 - And sometimes he would say thus to them, " Gentlemen, at London you are like ships in a sea, which show like nothing ; but in your country villages you are like ships in a river, which look like great things.
Page 82 - The corn-fields are not of a hungry sandy mould, but as the fruitful fields of Asia, yielding plentiful increase, and filling the barns with corn. There are near London, on the north side, especial wells in the suburbs, sweet, wholesome, and clear. Amongst which Holywell, Clarkenwell, and St. Clement's Well are most famous, and most frequented by scholars and youths of the city in summer evenings, when they walk forth to take the air.

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