Nugæ Antiquæ: Being a Miscellaneous Collection of Original Papers, in Prose and Verse; Written During the Reigns of Henry VIII. Edward VI. Queen Mary, Elizabeth, and King James, Band 1

Vernor and Hood, 1804

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Seite 348 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean.
Seite 182 - The king talked much Latin, and disputed with Dr. Reynolds at Hampton ; but he rather used upbraidings than argument, and told the petitioners that they wanted to strip Christ again, and bid them away with their snivelling.' The bishops seemed much pleased, and said his majesty spoke by the power of inspiration. I wist not what they mean; but the spirit was rather foul-mouthed.
Seite 349 - I am certain she was not joined with good works, and left the Court in a staggering condition; Charity came to the King's feet, and seemed to cover the multitude of sins her sisters had committed; in some...
Seite 345 - 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 242 - If the lord deputy performs in the field what he hath promised in the council, all will be well ; but though the queen hath granted forgiveness for his late demeanor in her presence, we know not what to think hereof. She hath, in all outward semblance, placed confidence in the man who so lately sought other treatment at her hands; we do sometime think...
Seite 350 - I have much marvelled at these strange pageantries, and they do bring to my remembrance what passed of this sort in our queen's days ; of which I was sometime an humble presenter and assistant: but 'I ne'er did see such lack of good order, discretion, and sobriety, as I have now done.
Seite 350 - 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 360 - When she smiled, it was a pure sunshine, that every one did choose to bask in, if they could; but anon came a storm, from a sudden gathering of clouds, and the thunder fell, in a wondrous manner, on all alike...
Seite 391 - In private discourse the king seldom speaketh of any man's temper, discretion, or good virtues ; so meddle not at all, but find out a clue to guide you to the heart and most delightful subjects of his mind.
Seite 349 - King, who did not accept it, but put it by with his hand; and, by a strange medley of versification, did endeavour to make suit to the King. But Victory did not triumph long, for, after much lamentable utterance, she was led away like a silly captive, and laid to sleep in the outer steps of the ante-chamber.

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