A select collection of original letters: written by the most eminent persons, on various entertaining subjects, and on many important occasions: from the reign of Henry the Eighth, to the present time (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. and J. Rivington and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755 - History
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Page 8 - Party, for whose sake I am now as I am, whose Name I could some good while since have pointed unto: Your Grace being not ignorant of my Suspicion therein.
Page 50 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 60 - ... enjoy under any other establishment. You see, sir, the doctrines that are lately come into the world, and how far the phrase has obtained of calling your royal father, God's vicegerent ; which ill men have turned both to the dishonour of God, and the impeachment of his majesty's goodness. They adjoin vicegerency to the idea of being all-powerful, and not to that of being all-good.
Page 189 - Honours and that Fortune, which a distempered Time hath deprived you of together with the Life of your Father...
Page 187 - Be sure you give all Respect to my wife, that hath ever had a great Love unto you and therefore will be well becoming you. Never be awanting in your Love and Care to your Sisters, but let them ever be most dear unto you : For, this will give others cause to esteem and respect you for it, and is a Duty that you owe them in the Memory of your excellent Mother and myself...
Page 265 - I have lived, and will live no longer than they can preserve me. I have in my life been guilty of many follies ; but, as I think, of no meanness.
Page 59 - I therefore trust, sir, that you will not be the first that shall kill us outright, cut down the tree with the fruit, and undergo the curse of them that enter the fields of the fatherless.
Page 50 - ... worthy subject; not doubting but, by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.
Page 38 - Master's service, and to our particular better understanding one of another. This letter, if it shall be answered by you in deed and not in word, I suppose it will not be worse for us both ; else it is but a few lines lost, which for a much smaller matter I would have adventured.
Page 9 - But if you have already determined of me, and that not only my death, but an infamous slander, must bring you the...

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