Evenings of a Working Man. With a Preface by C. Dickens

9780217317641: Evenings of a Working Man. With a Preface by C. Dickens

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844. Excerpt: ... WOMAN'S FAITHFULNESS Sigh not for me, my heart is brave; Like thine, 'twill never yield, But risk with thee the foaming wave, Or dare the battle field: Will shrink not in the jungle drear, Nor in the desert wide: Her heart must neither fail nor fear Who once becomes a bride. Content were I in dungeon deep, If captive thou should'st be, So on my bosom thou could'st sleep And dream of liberty. In pain and fever, weal and woe, Whatever may betide, My heart will cling to thine, and glow As best becomes a bride. NORMS AND ANNE BOLEYN. CHAPTER I. The course of true love never did run smooth. Midsummer Night's Dream. Ever foremost, among the relics of barbaric pomp and idle pageantry which descended from the feudal age to the era of the Reformation, were the romps and revels of Christmas: with its feasting, mumming, masques, and gatherings. It was an unbending time: an annual holiday for all estates. The castle halls of the barons and the mansions of the gentry were flung open to their tenantry; and the wayfarer was bidden to halt, to feast, and to be glad. Such was the Yule-tide of 1525--6. The portcullis was up, in the frowning gateway of Hever Castle; and great fires blazed on the summits of the round towers which flanked the entrance: to serve the double office of beacons and ministers of comfort to the warders who were stationed there on the look-out. Huge torches and splinters of pine threw their increasing light along the crisp snow of the court-yard, as the eve of the new year closed into night, and fresh gusts of wind and drifting snow came on with the dark. The shouts and laughter of revelry which echoed from the hall between whiles, and the constant flitting of shadows across the lancet windows: emblazoned with the arms of the Howards, Warrens, Mowbra...

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Overs, John
Editore: Unknown (2009)
ISBN 10: 0217317642 ISBN 13: 9780217317641
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