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Side 40 - Tis Greece, but living Greece no more ! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there.
Side 364 - All the civilized world— English, Continental, and American— takes an interest in the Tower of London. The Tower is the stage upon which has been enacted some of the grandest dramas and saddest tragedies in our national annals. If, in imagination, we take our stand on those time-worn walls, and let century after century...
Side 364 - His descriptions are given with such terseness and vigour that we should spoil them by any attempt at condensation. As favourable examples of his narrative powers we may call attention to the story of the beautiful but unpopular Elinor, Queen of Henry III., and the description of Anne Boleyn's first and second arrivals at the Tower.
Side 359 - In these volumes the author exhibits in a signal manner his special powers and finest endowments. It is obvious that the historian has been at especial pains to justify his reputation, to strengthen his hold upon the learned, and also to extend his sway over the many who prize an attractive style and interesting narrative more highly than laborious research and philosophic insight" — Morning Post " The thanks of all students of English history are due to Mr. Hepworth Dixon for his clever and original...
Side 84 - tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes. The birds around me hopped and played, Their thoughts I cannot measure : — But the least motion which they made, It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
Side 359 - The book is a valuable contribution to English history. The author has consulted a number of original sources of information — in particular the archives at Simancas, Alcala, and Venice. Mr. Dixon is a skilful writer. His style, singularly vivid, graphic, and dramatic — is alive with human and artistic interest Some of the incidental descriptions reach a very high level of picturesque power.
Side 365 - Move and Counter-move ; Pirate and Prison ; In the Marshalsea ; The Spanish Olive ; Prisons Opened; A Parliament ; Digby, Earl of Bristol ; Turn of Fortune ; Eliot Eloquent; Felton's Knife; An Assassin; Nine Gentlemen in the Tower; A King's Revenge ; Charles I.
Side 363 - The book is a pleasant book, and will be found excellent reading. All those to whom the good name of Byron is dear, will read with an almost exquisite pleasure the testimony given by Harness. The...

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