Lives of the queens of England, from the Norman conquest. By A. [and E.] Strickland, Band 8


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Seite 385 - Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Seite 270 - Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.
Seite 327 - Duchess; so that, they being all together, was such a sight as I never could almost have happened to see with so much ease and leisure. They staid till it was dark, and then went away; the King and his Queen, and my Lady Castlemaine and young Crofts, in one coach and the rest in other coaches.
Seite 303 - ... her eyes are excellent good, and not anything in her face that in the least degree can shock one. On the contrary, she has as much agreeableness in her looks altogether, as ever I saw : and if I have any skill in physiognomy, which I think I have, she must be as good a woman as ever was born.
Seite 322 - He seldom came into the queen's company," says Clarendon, " and when he did, he spake not to her, but spent his time with those who made it their business to laugh at all the world, and who were as bold with God Almighty as with any of his creatures.
Seite 451 - Huddleston entered. A cloak had been thrown over his sacred vestments, and his shaven crown was concealed by a flowing wig. "Sir," said the duke, "this good man once saved your life. He now comes to save your soul.
Seite 327 - Here were great store of great ladies, but very few handsome. The King and Queen were very merry ; and he would have made the Queen-Mother believe that his Queen was with child, and said that she said so. And the young Queen answered, " You lye -" which was the first English word that I ever heard her say: which made the King good sport; and he would have made her say in English,
Seite 440 - Rumbold, where seditious meetings had been held, and a project devised to shoot the king and the duke of York on their return from Newmarket, they being very slenderly attended. The king's house at Newmarket accidentally taking fire, great part of it was destroyed, which caused the royal brothers to return unexpectedly to London two days before the appointed time : they thus escaped the danger which impended over them. The conspirators were wont to designate the king as the blackbird, and the duke...
Seite 369 - Knights at a table on the right hand, reaching all the length of the room; over against them a cupboard of rich gilded plate; at the lower end, the music; on the balusters above, wind music, trumpets, and kettle-drums. The King was served by the lords and pensioners who brought up the dishes. About the middle of the dinner, the Knights drank the King's health, then the King, theirs, when the trumpets and music played and sounded, the guns going off at the Tower. At the Banquet, came in the Queen,...
Seite 384 - ... or a monkey, so as in a kind of indignation, I caused the person who brought it to carry it back to the chamber, finding the...

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