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

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J. Murray, 1853 - Great Britain - 1012 pages

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Page 222 - 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 223 - Now did appear, in rich dress, Hope, Faith and Charity: Hope did assay to speak, but wine rendered her endeavours so feeble that she withdrew, and hoped the King would excuse her brevity; Faith was then all alone, for I am certain she was not...
Page 136 - For the Queen! For the Queen! A plot is laid for my life!
Page 168 - Cecil"' shall be able to keep as many men at his heels as he, and more too. He may also match in a better house than his, and so that fear is not worth the fearing. But if the father continue, he will be able to break the branches, and pull up the tree, root and all. Lose not your advantage ; if you do, I read your destiny. Let the queen hold Bothwell" while she hath him; he will ever be the canker of her estate and safety.
Page 256 - Shall I? Shall I?', then lolled about his neck, then 'For God's sake give thy Lady this kiss for me' in the same manner at the stair's head, at the middle of the stairs, and at the stair's foot.
Page 111 - 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.
Page 223 - 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 133 - ... 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 167 - 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 168 - 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.

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