Little princes, anecdotes of illustrious children of all ages and countries


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Side 184 - I will report no other wonder but this, that though I lived with him, and knew him from a child, yet I never knew him other than a man ; with such staidness of mind, lovely and familiar gravity as carried grace and reverence above greater years. His talk ever of knowledge, and his very play tending to enrich his mind.
Side 183 - After salutation, and duty done, with some other talk, I asked her why she would lose such pastime in the park...
Side 57 - Mark Child what I say, They will cut off My Head, and perhaps make thee a King: But mark what I say, You must not be a King, so long as your Brothers, Charles and James, do live; For they will cut off your Brothers' Heads (when they can catch them) and cut off thy Head too at the last: and therefore I charge you, do not be made a King by them.
Side 96 - Margaret, flying with her son into a forest, where she endeavoured to conceal herself, was beset, during the darkness of the night, by robbers, who, either ignorant or regardless of her quality, despoiled her of her rings and jewels, and treated her with the utmost indignity.
Side 183 - I wis, all their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato. Alas ! good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
Side 71 - Vienne, imparts a right to be the first in giving my life for your sakes. I give it freely; I give it cheerfully. Who comes next ?" —" Your son," exclaimed a youth not yet come to maturity.—" Ah ! my child !
Side 11 - God with his hands unjoined; and a little after, whilst in great agony, whether he should not offend God by using his holy name so often calling for ease. What shall I say of his frequent pathetical ejaculations uttered of himself: "Sweet Jesus save me, deliver me, pardon my sins, let thine angels receive me...
Side 9 - Strange was his apt and ingenious application of fables and morals, for he had read .Esop ; he had a wonderful disposition to mathematics, having by heart divers propositions of Euclid that were read to him in play, and he would make lines and demonstrate them.
Side 192 - I had better read you something more amusing.' I preferred a little chat, and asked his opinion of Milton and other books he was reading, which he gave me wonderfully. One of his observations was, ' How strange it is that Adam, just new come into the world, should know everything — that must be the poet's fancy,
Side 10 - John, bear with his impertinences, and say he was but a child. If he heard of, or saw, any new thing, he was unquiet till he was told how it was made: he brought to us all such difficulties, as he found in books, to be expounded. He had learned, by heart, divers sentences in Latin and Greek, which, on occasion, he would produce even to wonder.

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