Kenilworth. By the author of 'Waverley'.

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Page 16 - Perfume for a lady's chamber ; Golden quoifs and stomachers, For my lads to give their dears: Pins and poking-sticks of steel. What maids lack from head to heel: Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy; Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry : Come buy.
Page 120 - ... across which Leicester had constructed a stately bridge, that Elizabeth might enter the castle by a path hitherto untrodden, instead of the usual entrance to the northward; over which he had erected a gate-house or barbican, which still exists, and is equal in extent, and superior in architecture, to the baronial castle of many a northern chief, " Beyond the lake lay an extensive chase, full of...
Page 121 - The bed of the lake is but a rushy swamp ; and the massive ruins of the Castle only serve to show what their splendour once was, and to impress on the musing visitor the transitory value of human possessions, and the happiness of those who enjoy a humble lot in virtuous contentment.
Page 32 - When she smiled, it was a pure sunshine, that every one did choose to bask in, if they could ; but anon came a storm, from a sudden gathering of clouds, and the thunder fell, in a wondrous manner, on all alike.
Page 247 - Forgive me, forgive me, most gracious princess,' said Amy, dropping once more on her knee, from which she had arisen. "'For what should I forgive thee, silly wench?' said Elizabeth ; ' for being the daughter of thine own father ? Thou art brainsick, surely. Well, I see, I must wring the story from thee by inches. Thou didst deceive thine old and honored father, — thy look confesses it, — cheated Master Tressilian, — thy blush avouches it, — and married this same Varney.

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