The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter: Being a Proof, with Moral Certitude, of the Authorsip of the Document: Together with Some Account of the Whole Thirteen Gunpowder Conspirators, Including Guy Fawkes

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Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, Limited; [etc.., 1902 - Gunpowder Plot, 1605 - 412 pages

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Page 243 - I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice...
Page 43 - You shall swear by the blessed Trinity, and by the sacrament you now propose to receive, never to disclose directly or indirectly, by word or circumstance, the matter that shall be proposed to you to keep secret, nor desist from the execution thereof until the rest shall give you leave.
Page 277 - O Proserpina, For the flowers now, that frighted thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon ! daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty ; violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus in his strength...
Page 24 - And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days for the love he had to her.
Page 162 - But evil is wrought by want of Thought, As well as by want of Heart.
Page 14 - ... is not to be contemned because it maye do yowe good and can do yowe no harme for the dangere is passed as soon as yowe have burnt the letter and i hope god will give yowe the grace to mak good use of it to whose holy protecciou i comend yowe." The letter is addressed ' To the right honorable the lord Mowteagle.
Page 238 - Lo, what my country should have done (have raised An obelisk, or column to thy name, Or, if she would but modestly have praised Thy fact, in brass or marble writ the same) I, that am glad of thy great chance, here do! And, proud my work shall out-last common deeds, Durst think it great, and worthy wonder too, But thine, for which I do't, so much exceeds! My country's parents I have many known; But saver of my country thee alone.
Page 228 - There is on earth a yet auguster thing, Veiled though it be, than Parliament or King.
Page 15 - Mr. Catesby, assuring him withal that the matter was disclosed, and wishing him in any case to forsake his country. He told me he would see further as yet, and resolved to send Mr. Fawkes to try the uttermost, protesting, if the part belonged to himself, he would try the same adventure.
Page 277 - When each by turns was guide to each, And Fancy light from Fancy caught, And Thought leapt out to wed with Thought Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech; And all we met was fair and good, And all was good that Time could bring, And all the secret of the Spring Moved in the chambers of the blood; And many an old philosophy On Argive heights divinely sang, And round us all the thicket rang To many a flute of Arcady.

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