Brave Deeds

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John Townsend Trowbridge
Hall and Locke Company, 1902 - Courage - 383 pages
A collection of thirty-nine stories that provide accounts of heroic acts throughout history.
 

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Page 3 - Then none was for a party ; Then all were for the state : Then the great man helped the poor, And the poor man loved the great : Then lands were fairly portioned : Then spoils were fairly sold: The Romans were like brothers In the brave days of old.
Page 1 - But the Consul's brow was sad, And the Consul's speech was low, And darkly looked he at the wall, And darkly at the foe. "Their van will be upon us Before the bridge goes down; And if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town?
Page xix - Now, from the rock Tarpeian, Could the wan burghers spy The line of blazing villages Red in the midnight sky. The Fathers of the City, They sat all night and day, - For every hour some horseman came With tidings of dismay.
Page 1 - To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods, And for the tender mother Who dandled him to rest, And for the wife who nurses His baby at her breast...
Page xv - The horsemen and the footmen Are pouring in amain From many a stately market-place ; From many a fruitful plain ' From many a lonely hamlet, Which, hid by beech and pine, Like an eagle's nest, hangs on the crest Of purple Apennine...
Page 69 - Ah, gentle sir, since I have crossed the sea with great danger to see you, I have never asked you one favour : now, I most humbly ask as a gift, for the sake of the Son of the blessed Mary, and for your love to me, that you will be merciful to these six men.
Page 113 - It was now near night, and the place of meeting being a farm-house, he went boldly into it, where he found the mistress, an old true-hearted Scotswoman, sitting alone. Upon seeing a stranger enter, she asked him who and what he was. The King answered that he was a traveller, who was journeying through the country. " All travellers," answered the good woman, "are welcome here, for the sake of one.
Page 103 - ... consecrated ground. He determined, therefore, to bid them all defiance at once, and to assert his pretensions to the throne of Scotland. He drew his own followers together, summoned to meet him such barons as still entertained hopes of the freedom of the country, and was crowned King at the Abbey of Scone, the usual place where the Kings of Scotland assumed their authority.
Page 85 - ... sword, he fought with so much fury that he put the others to flight, and brought home his fish safe and sound. The English governor of Ayr sought for him, to punish him with death for this action; but Wallace lay concealed among the hills and great woods till the matter was forgotten, and then appeared in another part of the country. He is said to have had other adventures of the same kind, in which he gallantly defended himself, sometimes when alone, sometimes with very few companions, against...
Page 111 - In the meanwhile, the hound led John of Lorn straight to the place where the King went into the water, but there the dog began to be puzzled, not knowing where to go next; for you are well...

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