The Political History of England: From the accession of Henry VII, to the troubles in Scotland, 1637

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A. Richter & Company, 1837

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Stran 143 - She read with me almost the whole of Cicero and a great part of Livy : from these two authors, indeed, her knowledge of the Latin language has been almost exclusively derived. The beginning of the day was always devoted by her to the New Testament in Greek, after which she read select orations of Isocrates and the tragedies of Sophocles, which I judged best adapted to supply her tongue with the purest diction, her mind with the most excellent precepts, and her exalted station with a defence against...
Stran 352 - I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart of a King, and of a King of England too...
Stran 405 - And then discoursed with me of her indisposition, and that her heart had been sad and heavy for ten or twelve days; and in her discourse she fetched not so few as forty or fifty great sighs. I was grieved at the first to see her in this plight, for in all my lifetime before I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.
Stran 141 - ... now, I know not but by hearsay. Therefore I know not how to order her, nor myself, nor none of hers that I have the rule of; that is, her women and her grooms.
Stran 141 - ... learning. But amongst them all, my illustrious mistress, the lady Elizabeth, shines like a star, excelling them more by the splendour of her virtues and her learning than by the glory of her royal birth. In the variety of her commendable qualities I am less perplexed to find matter for the highest panegyric than to circumscribe that panegyric within just bounds- Yet I shall mention nothing respecting her but what has come under my own observation. For two years she pursued the study of Greek...
Stran 548 - Sir, will you grant to hold, and keep the laws, and rightful customs, which the commonalty of this your kingdom have; and will you defend and uphold them to the honour of God, so much as in you lieth ? Rex. I grant, and promise so to do.
Stran 385 - My care is like my shadow in the sun, Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done. His too familiar care doth make me rue it. No means I find to rid him from my breast, Till by the end of things it be supprest.
Stran 386 - Till by the end of things it be supprest. " Some gentler passions slide into my mind, For I am soft and made of melting snow; • Or be more cruel, Love, and so be kind; Let me or float or sink, be high or low: Or let me live with some more sweet content, Or die, and so forget what love e'er meant.
Stran 142 - ... retentive. French and Italian she speaks like English; Latin with fluency, propriety, and judgment. She also spoke Greek with me frequently, willingly and moder•ately well. Nothing can be more elegant than her handwriting, whether in the Greek or the Roman character. In music she is very skilful, but does not greatly delight. With respect to personal decoration, she greatly prefers a simple elegance, to show and splendour, so despising the outward adorning of plaiting the hair and wearing of...
Stran 496 - This is the great council of the kingdom, and here with certainty, if not here only, his majesty may see, as in a true glass, the state of the kingdom. We are called hither by his writs...

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