The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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J.J. Tourneisen, 1789 - Great Britain
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Page 459 - 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, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm...
Page 465 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 388 - ... some more softness of disposition, some greater lenity of temper, some of those amiable weaknesses by which her sex is distinguished.
Page 386 - ... of enemies, and the adulation of friends, than Queen Elizabeth ; and yet there is scarcely any whose reputation has been more certainly determined by the unanimous consent of posterity. The unusual length of her administration, and the strong features of her character, were able to overcome all prejudices; and obliging her detractors...
Page 459 - ... 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 308 - ... hoped that her dutiful and loving subjects would not take away her prerogative, which is the chief flower in her garden and the principal and head pearl in her crown and diadem, but that they would rather leave these matters to her disposal.
Page 388 - ... due to her, they make great addition to it. They owed all of them their advancement to her choice; they were supported by her constancy; and with all their abilities they were never able to acquire any undue ascendant over her.
Page 467 - I found them absolute ; and therefore I had rather they should triumph alone, than have me attendant upon their chariots. Or do I leave my friends ? When I was a courtier, I could yield...
Page 459 - I am come amongst you as you see at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all, to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.
Page 76 - sat on every face ; silence, as in the dead of night, reigned through all the chambers of the royal apartment ; the ladies and courtiers were ranged on each side...

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