An Itinerary Containing His Ten Yeeres Travell Through the Twelve Dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turky, France, England, Scotland & Ireland, Volume 2

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J. MacLehose and sons, 1907 - Europe - 522 pages

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Page 330 - It seemed incredible that by so barbarous inhabitants the ground should be so manured, the fields so orderly fenced, the towns so frequently inhabited, and the highways and paths so well beaten, as the Lord Deputy here found them The reason whereof was, that the Queen's forces during these wars, never tiD then came among them.
Page 243 - Raleigh (I will forbear others for their places' sake) 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 96 - I thought my selfe furthest distant from him, which familiarity of his I liked not; and howsoever the Keepers assured me he would not hurt me, yet I avoided these his familiar kisses as much as I could.
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Page 186 - ... were assigned, and the Irish spared not to say that these men were all the contrivers of his death, and that every one paid something for his share.
Page 248 - Before your departure no man's counsell was held sound which perswaded not presently the maine prosecution in Ulster — all was nothing without that, and nothing was too much for that. This drew on the sudden transportation of so many thousands to be carried over with you, as when you arrived we were charged with more than the...
Page 261 - The crown of his head was in his latter days something bald, as the fore part naturelly curled; he onely used the barber for his head; for the haire on his chin (growing slowly) and that on his cheeks and throat, he used almost daily to cut it with his sizers, keeping it so low with his owne hand that it could scarce bee discerned, as likewise himselfe kept the haire of his upper lippe something short, onely suffering that under his nether...
Page 240 - The enroling and training of your subjects, is no charge to your majesties owne cofers ; the providing of magazines will never be any losse, for in using them you may save a kingdome, and if you use them not you may have your old store sold (and if it be well handled) to your majesties profit. The arming of your majesties ships, when you heare your enemy armes to the sea, is agreeable to your owne provident and princely courses, and to the pollicy of all princes and states of the world. But to return...
Page 410 - O'Neill, as considerably more than Mountjoy's, Fynes Moryson remarks: " And lest the disparitie of losses often mentioned by me, should sauour of a partial! pen, the Reader must know, that besides the fortune of the warre turned on our side, together with the courage of the rebels abated, and our men heartned by successes, WE HAD PLENTIE OF...
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