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Page 674 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 329 - But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go. Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow, Unbroken was the ring; The stubborn spear-men still made good Their dark impenetrable wood, Each stepping where his comrade stood, The instant that he fell. No thought was there of dastard flight; Link'd in the serried phalanx tight, Groom fought like noble, squire like knight, As fearlessly and well; Till utter darkness closed her wing O'er their thin host and wounded King.
Page 288 - For certain it is, she was a busy negotiating woman, and in her withdrawing-chamber had the fortunate conspiracy for the king against King Richard the Third been hatched ; which the king knew, and remembered perhaps but too well ; and was at this time extremely discontent with the king, thinking her daughter, as the king handled the matter, not advanced but depressed : and none could hold the book so well to prompt and instruct this stage-play as she could.
Page 526 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 372 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 367 - Judge, to spare me the extremity of this new court until I may be advertised what way and order my friends in Spain will advise me to take. And if ye will not extend to me so much indifferent favour, your pleasure then be fulfilled, and to God I commit my cause ! ' And with that she rose up, making a low courtesy to the King, and so departed from thence.
Page 677 - There was never anything pleased me better than the seeing the enemy flying with a southerly wind to the northwards. God grant you have a good eye to the Duke of Parma; for with the grace of God, if we live, I doubt it not but ere it be long so to handle the matter with the Duke of Sidonia as he shall wish himself at St. Mary Port among his orange trees.
Page 367 - I take God and all the world to witness, that I have been to you a true, humble, and obedient wife, ever conformable to your will and pleasure...
Page 313 - ... them, imprison them, and fine them. These and many other courses, fitter to be buried than repeated, they had of preying upon the people ; both like tame hawks for their master, and like wild hawks for themselves ; insomuch as they grew to great riches and substance...