The child's first step to English history

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Harvey and Darton, 1844 - Battles - 265 pages
 

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Page 149 - they' will cut off thy father's head — yes, they will cut off my head, and 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 their heads when they can take them, and thy head too, at last ; and therefore, I charge thee, do not be made a king by them.
Page 239 - A pretty little one for very young children, consisting of a number of tales full of interest, yet all tending to improve the morals of the youthful reader. We recommend both these works as presents to all good children.
Page 240 - That lay in wait; beyond this had bin force, And force upon free Will hath here no place. But confidence then bore thee on, secure Either to meet no danger, or to finde Matter of glorious trial; and perhaps I...
Page 42 - Qreat (Charter WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR died in 1087. He left Normandy to his eldest son Robert, and England to his second son William. William Rufus (the Red)1 reigned for thirteen years and then was killed at the age of forty by an arrow in the New Forest. The Conqueror's third son Henry I (1100-35) had more of his father's administrative ability. He began his reign by a charter of liberties; the meaning of the charter was that Henry would not...
Page 231 - A nice little work, in the shape of letters between two young ladies, who are induced to study natural history. The anecdotes are well selected, and told in a simple and unaffected manner, which greatly enhances their value. The otijiret the authoress had in view is humane, and her book ought to be in the hands of every child from eight to twelve years of age.
Page 246 - DESLYON'S FRENCH DIALOGUES, Practical and Familiar, constructed so as to enable all Persons at once to practise Conversing in the French...
Page 85 - But it was too late for retreat. Richard was seized and brought before his cousin. " I am come before my time," said Lancaster, "but I will show you the reason. Your people, my lord, complain that for the space of twenty years you have ruled them harshly : however if it please God, I will help you to rule them better.
Page 146 - On one occasion his son, still a mere lad, had evidently asked for funds wherewith to make some addition to his wardrobe, in view of a visit to a person of some importance. His father writes — " You remind me of canny King James's appeal, when he asked the Earl of Mar to lend him a pair of silk stockings, in which to receive the French Ambassador — ' for ye wad na that your king should appear as a scrub afore the stranger.
Page 229 - An ABSTRACT of ANCIENT HISTORY, from the earliest Records to the Time of Xerxes. Intended as an Introduction to the Grecian and Roman Histories generally used in Schools. By Mrs. TW PERCIVAL.
Page 235 - LANGUAGES; ALSO THEIR PRESENT ACCEPTATION, WITH THE PARTS OF SPEECH ACCURATELY DISTINGUISHED, AND THE SYLLABLES ACCENTED AGREEABLY TO THE MOST . CORRECT PRONUNCIATION. BY J. ROWBOTHAM, FRAS 12mo.

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