Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: Now First Published from Official Records & Other Authentic Documents, Private as Well as Public


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Seite 458 - Who is on my side? who?" And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses : and he trode her under foot.
Seite 337 - We, your majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the lords spiritual and temporal in parliament assembled...
Seite 29 - ... such wives as were generally in the Courts of this age: that if he should meet with one to give him trouble at home, it was what he should not be able to bear, who was like to have enough abroad in the course of his life...
Seite 341 - Lord Marlborough, Lieutenant-general of the King's army in England, Gentleman of the Bed-chamber, &c. dismissed from all his charges, military and other, for his excessive taking of bribes, covetousness and extortion on all occasions from his inferior officers.
Seite 378 - No, my dear Mrs. Freeman ; never believe your faithful Mrs. Morley will ever submit. She can wait with patience for a sun-shine day, and if she does not live to see it, yet she hopes England will flourish again.
Seite 237 - The day before he set out he called me into his closet. He seemed to have a great weight upon his spirits from the state of his affairs, which was then very cloudy. He said, for his own part, he trusted in God, and would either go through with his business or perish in it. He only pitied the poor Queen, repeating that twice with great tenderness, and wished that those who loved him would wait much on her, and assist her.
Seite 349 - The final instructions regarding Glencoe, which were issued on 16th January, 1692, are as follows : — " WILLIAM R. — As for M'lan of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the rest of the Highlanders, it will be proper for public justice to extirpate that set of thieves." "WR" This letter is remarkable as being signed and countersigned by William alone, contrary to the usual practice.
Seite 258 - That place made me think how happy I was there, when I had your dear company, but now — I will say no more, for I shall hurt my own eyes, which I want more than ever.
Seite 360 - Tis none of my fault that we live at this distance, and I have endeavoured to show my willingness to do otherwise ; and I will do no more. " Don't give yourself any unnecessary trouble, 2 for be assured 'tis not words can make us live together as we ought.
Seite 358 - If you hear there is any such thing designed, and that 'tis easy to you, pray let me see you before the wind changes, for afterwards one does not know whether they will let one have opportunities of speaking to one another. But let them do what they please, nothing shall ever vex me, so I can have the satisfaction of seeing dear Mrs. Freeman ; and I swear I would live on bread and water between four walls with her without repining ; for as long as you continue kind, nothing can ever be a real mortification...

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