The visions of England by Francis Turner PalgraveThe visions of England by Francis Turner Palgrave

The visions of England

byFrancis Turner Palgrave

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...the authority of the Envoy, Con. The first grief of a very happy and promising childhood may have been the loss of her sister Anne in 1640. But by 1642, the evils of the time began to press upon Princess Elizabeth: her mother's departure from England was followed by her own capture by order of the Parliament; her confinement under conditions of varying severity; and the final farewell to her father, Jan. 29, 1649. From that time her life was overshadowed by the sadness of her father's death, her own isolation, and her increasing feebleness of health. She seems to have been a singularly winning and intelligent girl, and she hence found or inspired affection in several of the guardians successively appointed to take charge of her. But if she had not been thus marked by beauty of nature, our indignant disgust would hardly be less at the brutal treatment inflicted by the Puritan-Independent authorities upon this child:--at the refusal of her prayer to be sent to her elder sister Mary, in Holland; at the careless removal to Carisbrook in 1650; at the solitude in which she was left to die.--Yet it is not she who most merits pity. THE MOURNING MUSES 1650-1660 A RAGGED-raimented girl in vision I saw,--Where the waters of Thames in silvery smoothness roll, And the walls that of yore were the homes of laughter and awe Raised and quell'd at the will of the lords of the soul Marlowe and Shakespeare and Fletcher, are silent and bare,--Wander, with inward gaze beholding the summers that were. With a tangle of pale-gold hair o'er a forehead white, And a pale-green bay-crown that slips its leaves on the way, And eyes that with sudden tears of childhood are light, And hands amid broken harp-strings that linger and play, She goes by bank-side, the maid,...
Title:The visions of EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021740104X

ISBN - 13:9780217401043