Nugæ antiquæ: being a miscellaneous collection of original papers in prose and verse: written in the reigns of Henry VIII, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, King James, &c, Band 2


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Seite 127 - 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...
Seite 6 - His guards, for the most part, were beardless boys without shirts; who in the frost wade as familiarly through rivers as water-spaniels. With what charm such a master makes them love him, I know not ; but if he bid come, they come ; if go, they do go ; if he say do this, they do it.
Seite 250 - A Note of my Bathe Business about the Parliament. ' Saturday, Dec. 26, 1646. 'Went to Bathe and dined with the Maior and Citizens; conferred about my election to serve in parliament, as my father was helpless and ill able to go any more ; went to the George Inn at night, met the Bailiffs, and desired to be dismissed from .serving ; drank strong beer and metheglin ; expended about iijv.
Seite 130 - 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.
Seite 121 - I mean not to disparage the deedes of Alexander's horse, I will match my dogge against him for good carriage, for if he did not bear a great prince on his back, I am bolde to saie he did not often bear the sweet wordes of a greater princesse on his necke.
Seite 264 - I wish I waited now in her presence-chamber, with ease at my food and rest in my bed. • I am pushed from the shore of comfort, and know not where the winds and waves of a court will bear me ; I know it bringeth little comfort on earth ; and he is, I reckon, no wise man that looketh this way to heaven.
Seite 257 - ... a lance with much skill. The day well nigh spent, the queen went and tasted a small beverage, that was set out in divers rooms where she might pass, and then, in much order, was attended to her palace, the cornets and trumpets sounding through the streets.
Seite 64 - Essex's honour of knighthood. She is quite disfavoured and unattired, and these troubles waste her much. She disregardeth every costly cover that cometh to the table, and taketh little but manchet and succory potage. Every new message from the city doth disturb her, and she frowns on all the ladies.
Seite 26 - I think I had lain by the heels for it. But I had this good fortune ; that, after four or five days, the queen had talked of me, and twice talked to me, though very briefly. At last, she gave me a full and...
Seite 129 - Peace make entry, and strive to get foremoste to the King; but I grieve to tell how great wrath she did discover unto those of her attendants; and, much contrary to her semblance, most rudely made war with her olive branch, and laid on the pates of those who did oppose her coming.

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