Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex: In the Reigns of Elizabeth, James I., and Charles I., 1540-1646, 1. köide

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Page 267 - Bacon, the queen hath denied me the place for you, and hath placed another ; I know you are the least part of your own matter, but you fare ill because you have chosen me for your mean and dependence ; you have spent your time and thoughts in my matters ; I die," these were his very words, " if I do not somewhat towards your fortune : you shall not deny to accept a piece of land which I will bestow upon you.
Page 267 - He bade me take no care for that, and pressed it : whereupon I said : My Lord, I see I must be your homager, and hold land of your gift ; but do you know the manner of doing homage in law ? always it is with a saving of his faith to the King and his other Lords ; and therefore, my Lord (said I), I can be no more yours than I was, and it must be with the ancient savings : and if I grow to be a rich man, you will give me leave to give it back to some of your unrewarded followers.
Page 173 - ... only to please that knave Raleigh, for whose sake I saw she would both grieve me and my love, and disgrace me in the eye of the world. From thence she came to speak of Raleigh, and it seemed she could not well endure anything to be spoken against him ; and taking hold of one word, disdain, she said there was no such cause why...
Page 72 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 180 - By God's death, it were fitting some one should take him down, and teach him better manners, or there were no rule with him".
Page 143 - Aurora's Court a nymph doth dwell, Rich in all beauties which man's eye can see ; Beauties so far from reach of words that we Abase her praise saying she doth excel; Rich in the treasure of deserv'd renown, Rich in the riches of a royal heart, Rich in those gifts which give th...
Page 230 - I will not fall like a star, but be consumed like a vapour by the sun that drew me up to such a height. While your Majesty gives me leave to say I love you, my fortune is as my affection, unmatchable. If ever you deny me that liberty, you may end my life, but never shake my constancy, for were the sweetness of your nature turned into the greatest bitterness that could be, it is not in your power, as great a Queen as you are, to make me love you less.
Page 285 - Guider of all our world's mass, that only searchest and fathomest the bottom of all hearts' conceits, and in them seest the true original of all actions intended, how no malice of revenge, nor quittance of injury, nor desire of bloodshed, nor greediness of lucre, hath bred the resolution of our now...
Page 336 - ... winning and inveigling away from you such as are flexible and wavering, thrusting you into odious employments and offices to supplant your reputation, abusing you, and feeding you with •dalliances and...

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