Queen Elizabeth and Her Times: A Series of Original Letters, Selected from the Inedited Private Correspondence of the Lord Treasurer Burghley, the Earl of Leicester, the Secretaries Walsingham and Smith, Sir Christopher Hatton, and Most of the Distinguished Persons of the Period, Volume 1

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Thomas Wright
H. Colburn, 1838 - Great Britain - 514 pages
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Page 303 - Now fye upon thee, coward Francis, Thou never learnedst this of mee : When thou wert yong and tender of age, Why did I make soe much of thee ? But, father, I will wend with you, Unarm'd and naked will I bee ; And he that strikes against the crowne, Ever an ill death may he dee. Then rose that reverend gentleman, And with him came a goodlye band To join with the brave Erie Percy, And all the flower o
Page 267 - ... the TOGATI, of an honest, stout heart, and such a one, that, upon occasion, would have fought for his prince and country, for he had the charge of the Queen's person, both in the Court and in the camp at Tilbury.
Page 245 - Highness's letters, she fell into some passion with the water in her eyes, and therewith she drew us with her into her bed-chamber, where she complained unto us for that your Highness did not answer her expectation for the admitting her into your presence forthwith...
Page 279 - I guess what sight might worke in others. Her hair of itself is black, and yet Mr. Knollys told me that she wears hair of sundry colors.
Page 134 - ... peopling of Florida, then newly found out in the West Indies. So confident his ambition, that he blushed not to tell Queen Elizabeth " that he preferred rather to be sovereign of a molehill, than the highest subject to the greatest king in Christendom ; " adding, moreover, "that he was assured he should be a prince before his death.
Page 28 - ... without hurting her hood that was upon her head,) yet the inhabitants will tell you there, that she was conveyed from her usual chamber where she lay, to another where the bed's head of the chamber stood close to a privy postern door, where they in the night...
Page 278 - Upon this occasion she entered into a pretty disputable comparison between carving, painting, and working with the needle, affirming painting in her own opinion for the most commendable quality. I answered her grace, I could skill of neither of them, but that I have read Pictura to be veritas falsa.
Page 177 - Throckmorton's influence over Leicester, Cecil wrote to Smith, 'I think my Lord well able to judge what is meet or unmeet, and doth use Master Throckmorton friendly because he doth show himself careful and devoted to his lordship. What is said of me I think I cannot know ; but this I am assured of, that I have no affection to be of a party, but for the Queen's Majesty, and I will always travail to accord noblemen, and not to minister devices of discord.
Page 195 - Ruthen said, that he should lerne better his dutie, and offering to have taken him by the arm, David took the Queen by the blychtes of her gown and put himself...
Page 197 - God forbid, sayth the Lord Ruthen ; for the more Your Grace showe yourself offended, the world will judge the worse. HER husband this tyme speaketh litle, herself continually weepeth. The Lord Ruthen being ill at ease and weak calleth for a drink, and saythe, " This I must do " with Your Majesties pardon," and persuadeth her in the best sort he could, that she would pacify herself.

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