Westminster Abbey

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Seeley and Company, Limited, 1891 - 319 páginas
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Página 198 - While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive, No generous patron would a dinner give ; See him, when starved to death, and turned to dust, Presented with a monumental bust. The poet's fate is here in emblem shown, — He asked for bread, and he received a stone.
Página 173 - I had the upper part of her body in my hands, and I did kiss her mouth, reflecting upon it that I did kiss a Queen, and that this was my birth-day, thirty-six years old, that I did first kiss a Queen.
Página 82 - The Form and order of the service that is to be performed, and of the ceremonies that are to be observed in the Coronation of their Majesties King George III.
Página 198 - Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it, with what more you may think proper.
Página 282 - I remember once being with Goldsmith in Westminster Abbey. While we surveyed the Poets' Corner, I said to him, ' Forsitan et nostrum nomen miscebitur istis.
Página 285 - Nobles and heralds, by your leave, Here lies what once was Matthew Prior, The son of Adam and of Eve ; Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher ? " But, in this case, the old prejudice got the better of the old joke.
Página 196 - Which work, as me seemeth, is craftily made, and worthy to be written and known : for he toucheth in it right great wisdom and subtle understanding ; and so in all his works he excelleth in mine opinion all other writers in our English ; for he writeth no void words, but all his matter is full of high and quick sentence, to whom ought to be given laud and praising for his noble making and writing.
Página 46 - I, St. Peter, have consecrated my own church of St. Peter, Westminster, and have anticipated the Bishop of London. For yourself, go out into the river ; you will catch a plentiful supply of fish, whereof the larger part shall be salmon. This I have granted on two conditions — first, that you never fish again on Sundays ; secondly, that you pay a tithe of them to the Abbey of Westminster.

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