History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 8

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J.W. Parker and Son, 1863 - Great Britain

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Page 57 - ... as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 369 - My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death is fallen upon me. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me. 6 And I said, O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Page 248 - ... for that he hath assured knowledge of such usage of herself, as altogether is intolerable to be borne, which, if it were not overwell known, we would both be very loath to think that it could be true. To take away this occasion of slander, he is himself determined to be at the apprehension and execution of him whom he is able manifestly to charge with the crime, and to have done him the most dishonour that can be to any man, much more being as he is.
Page 346 - Madam, soucy* ye not we are here of the principal of your Grace's nobility and council, that shall not find the mean well to make your Majesty quit of him without prejudice of your son ? and albeit that my Lord of Murray, here present, be little less scrupulous for a Protestant than your Grace is for a Papist, I am assured he will look through his fingers, and will behold our doings, and say nothing thereto.
Page 369 - Neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me; for then peradventure I would have hid myself from him : 14 But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
Page 7 - ... yea, and praise their doings, and say 'his father was accustomed so to do ; ' wherein he will rejoice. ' And when he is in a safe place they will fall to a division of the spoil according to the discretion of the captain. Now comes the rhymer that made the rhyme with his ( Rakery.
Page 336 - although there be for the prince provided many princely prerogatives and royalties, yet it is not such as the prince can take money or other things, or do as he will at his own pleasure, without order, but quietly to suffer his subjects to enjoy their own, without wrongful oppression ; wherein other princes, by their liberty, do take as pleaseth them."t The Commons gained ground as the Tudor dynasty proceeded.
Page 252 - But those whom he had led into the business would not let it end in nothing. ' Madame,' said Ruthven, ' he has offended your honour ; he has offended your husband's honour ; he has caused your Majesty to banish a great part of the nobility that he might be made a lord ; he has been the destroyer of the commonwealth, and must learn his duty better.' ' Take the Queen your wife to you,' he said to Darnley, as he strode forward into the cabinet.
Page 49 - The guilt could not be fixed on Sussex. The crime was traced to an English resident in Dublin named Smith ; and if Sussex had been the instigator, his instrument was too faithful to betray him.
Page 56 - Out of every corner of the woods and glynnes 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...

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