Memoirs of the court of England during the reign of the Stuarts: including the protectorate, Band 1

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Seite 316 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Seite 56 - 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 81 - ... it appears that God hath appointed (for a supernatural sign of the monstrous impiety of witches) that the water shall refuse to receive them in her bosom that have shaken off them the sacred water of baptism, and wilfully refused the benefit thereof...
Seite 192 - You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light, You common people of the skies; What are you when the moon shall rise?
Seite 379 - Being thus doubtful in my chamber one fair day in the summer, my casement being open towards the south, the sun shining clear and no wind stirring, I took my book De Veritate in my hand, and kneeling on my knees, devoutly said these words : ' O thou Eternal God, Author of the light which now shines upon me, and giver of all inward illuminations, I do beseech Thee of...
Seite 336 - I have been bullied by an usurper ; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Seite 365 - England's high chancellor, the destined heir In his soft cradle to his father's chair, Whose even thread the Fates spin round and full, Out of their choicest and their whitest wool...
Seite 370 - Sir James Croft, a Pensioner, finding the -Queen stayed, returned back and told who I was, and that I had married Sir William Herbert of St. Gillian's daughter : the Queen hereupon looked attentively upon me, and swearing again her ordinary oath, said it is pity he was married so young, and thereupon gave her hand to kiss twice, both times gently clapping me on the cheek.
Seite 378 - ... told Shall with us everlasting be. For if no use of sense remain When bodies once this life forsake, Or they could no delight partake, Why should they ever rise again?
Seite 362 - Twixt a prison and a smile. Then, since Fortune's favours fade, You, that in her arms do sleep, Learn to swim, and not to wade; For the hearts of kings are deep. But if greatness be so blind As to trust in towers of air, Let it be with goodness lined, That at least the fall be fair.

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