Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex: In the Reigns of Elizabeth, James I., and Charles I., 1540-1646, 2. köide

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J. Murray, 1853 - 1012 pages

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Page 226 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean. His Majesty then got up and would dance with the Queen of Sheba, but he fell down and humbled himself before her and was carried to an inner chamber and laid on a bed of state, which was not a little defiled with the presents of the Queen which had been bestowed on his garments, such as wine, cream, jelly, beverage, cakes, spices, and other good matters.
Page 226 - I am certain she was not joyned with good works, and left the court in a staggering condition : Charity came to the King's feet, and seemed to cover the multitude of sins her sisters had committed ; in some...
Page 115 - Your profession of affection, and offer of good offices, are welcome to me : For answer to them, I will say but this ; that you have believed I have been kind to you ; and you may believe that I cannot be other, either upon humour, or mine own election. I am a stranger to all poetical conceits, or else I should say somewhat of your poetical example. But this I must say ; that I never flew with other wings than desire to...
Page 324 - Hall, and some other of the less formal and more popular prelates : and he was as much devoted as any man to the Book of Common Prayer, and obliged all his servants to be constantly present with him at it ; his household chaplain being always a most conformable man, and a good scholar.
Page 227 - I will now, in good sooth, declare to you, who will not blab, that the gunpowder fright is got out of all our heads, and we are going on, hereabouts, as if the devil was contriving every man should blow up himself, by wild riot, excess, and devastation of time and temperance.
Page 137 - ... they should have hearing and justice. Whereupon the earl of Essex in a very loud and furious voice declared. That his life was sought, and that he should have been murdered in his bed, and that he had been perfidiously dealt...
Page 171 - I am not wise enough to give you advice, but if you take it for a good counsel to relent towards this tyrant, you will repent it when it shall be too late.
Page 41 - T will forbear others for their places' sakes — should have such credit and favour with your Majesty when they wish the ill-success of your Majesty's most important action, the decay of your greatest strength, and the destruction of your faithfullest servants...
Page 172 - His son shall be the youngest Earl of England but one ; and, if his father be now kept down, Will Cecil shall be able to keep as many men at his heels as he, and more too.
Page 183 - I confess to the glory of God that I am a most wretched sinner, and that my sins are more in number than the hairs of my head...

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