Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: To 1799 (Google eBook)

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Henry Ellis
R. Bentley, 1846 - Great Britain
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Page 65 - That same day after dinner, my Lord of Hunsdon drew me up to a quiet gallery, that I might hear some music (but he said that he durst not avow it) where I might hear the Queen play upon the virginals. After I had hearkened...
Page 380 - America. Where this spirit will end is not to be said ; it is undoubtedly the most serious matter that ever came before Parliament. It requires more deliberation, candour, and temper than I fear it will meet with.
Page 65 - After I had hearkened a while, I took by the tapestry that hung before the door of the chamber, and seeing her back was toward the door, I entered within the chamber, and stood a pretty space hearing her play excellently well.
Page 65 - I took by the tapestry that hung before the door of the chamber, and seeing her back was toward the door, I entered within the chamber, and stood a pretty space hearing her play excellently well ; but she left off immediately, so soon as she turned about and saw me.
Page 394 - One means to the attainment of which, and its happiness, is very judiciously portrayed in the following words of your letter, " To be little heard of in the great world of politics.
Page 330 - I have now 105,0001. dead, and shall have fifty more next weeke : if you can imploy it any way, it will be a very great favor to me. I hope you will forgive my reminding you of Mr.
Page 185 - The archbishop, now in a declining state of health, used in the summer to go to Hampshire for the sake of recreation; and, being invited by lord Zouch to hunt in his park at Branzill, he met there with the greatest misfortune that ever befel him ; for he accidentally killed that nobleman's keeper, by an arrow from a cross-bow, which he shot a* one of the deer.
Page 395 - I believe it is the sincere wish of United America to have nothing to do with the political intrigues, or the squabbles of European nations ; but on the contrary, to exchange commodities, and live in peace and amity with all the inhabitants of the earth ; and this I am persuaded they will do, if rightfully it can be done.
Page 396 - ... few years more from Rhode Island to Georgia inclusively ; partly by cuts between the great bays and sounds, and partly between the islands and sand-banks and the main from Albemarle Sound to the River St. Mary's. To these may also be added the erection of bridges over considerable rivers, and the commencement of turnpike roads, as further indications of improvements in hand.
Page 185 - How his grace should be restored, in case the commissioners should find him irregular ? All agreed, that it could not be otherwise done, than by restitution from the king; but they varied in the manner. The bishop of Winchester, the lord chief justice, and Dr. Steward, thought it should be done by the king, and by him alone. The lord keeper, and the bishops of London, Rochester, Exeter, and St. David's, were for a commission from the king directed to some bishops. Judge Doddridge and sir Henry Martin...