Castle Dangerous

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Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; and Whittaker and Company, London., 1832 - 330 pages

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Page 72 - Tis shadow'd by his cowl ; But his eyes may be seen from the folds between, And they seem of a parted soul. But beware ! beware ! of the Black Friar, He still retains his sway, For he is yet the church's heir, Whoever may be the lay. Amundeville is lord by day, But the monk is lord by night ; Nor wine nor wassail could raise a vassal To question that friar's right.
Page 328 - Master to carry the Author of "Waverley to climates in which he may possibly obtain such a restoration of health as may serve him to spin his thread to an end in his own country. Had he continued to prosecute his usual literary labours, it seems indeed probable, that at the term of years he has...
Page 84 - It is better to hear the lark sing than the mouse cheep." The streets, or rather the lanes, were dark, but for a shifting gleam of moonlight, which, as that planet began to rise, was now and then visible upon some steep and narrow gable. No sound of domestic industry, or domestic festivity, was heard, and no ray of candle or firelight glanced from the windows of the houses; the ancient ordinance called the curfew, which the Conqueror had introduced into England, was at this time in full force in...

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