Fragmenta regalia

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Seite 67 - Majesty's mercy, in the manner prescribed by herself, during the height of his favour; the Queen having given him a ring, which being sent to her as a token of his distress, might entitle him to her protection. But the earl, jealous of those about him, and not caring to trust any of them with it, as he was looking out of his window one morning, saw a boy, with whose appearance he was pleased ; and engaging him by money and promises, directed him to carry the ring, which he took from his finger and...
Seite 92 - ... she knew there was in him some noble blood, with some other expressions of pity towards his house; and then again demanding his name she said, 'fail you not to come to the Court, and I will bethink myself how to do you good.
Seite 44 - This eminent man was Governor of Flushing, and General of the Horse, under his uncle, the Earl of Leicester. His valour, which was esteemed great, and not exceeded by any of his age, was at least equalled by his humanity. After he had received his...
Seite 16 - Grey, he clapped up a marriage for his son, the Lord Herbert, with Mary Sidney, daughter to Sir Henry Sidney, then Lord Deputy of Ireland...
Seite 92 - Thus enquiry, with the eye of her majesty fixed upon him, as she was wont to do, and to daunt men, she knew not, stirred the blood of the young gentleman, insomuch as his colour went and came; which the...
Seite 82 - ... lord and master.' But to omit that of infusion, and to do right to truth, my Lord of Essex, even of those that truly loved and honoured him, was noted for too bold an ingrosser, both of fame, and favour ; and of this, without offence to the living, or treading on the sacred grave of the dead, I shall present the truth of a passage, yet in memory.
Seite 67 - Nottingham, who shewed it to her husband the Admiral, an enemy of Lord Essex, in order to take his advice. The Admiral forbid her to carry it, or return any answer to the message ; but insisted upon her keeping the ring. " The Countess of Nottingham having made this discovery, begged the Queen's forgiveness ; but her Majesty answered, " God may forgive you, but I never can ;" and left the room with great emotion.
Seite xxiv - ... bond (confirmative religion) which made them one ; for the king never called her by any other appellation but his sweetest and dearest sister, and was scarce his own man, she being absent ; which was not so between him and the Lady Mary.
Seite 78 - I be not deceived, he had the longest lease, the smoothest time, without rubs, of any of any of her favourites ; he came to the court in his youth and prime, as that is the time, or never; he was a brave gentleman, and hopefully...
Seite 88 - ... the best part, until the Queen, by her frequent admonitions, diverted the torrent of his profusion; he was a very fine gentleman, of person and endowments, both of art and nature, but without measure magnificent, till on the turn of his...

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