Queen Elizabeth (Google eBook)

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1918 - Great Britain - 243 pages
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Page 247 - HENRY II. By Mrs. JR GREEN. TIMES. "It is delightfully real and readable, and in spite of severe compression has the charm of a mediaeval romance.
Page 55 - She delighteth much to hear of hardiness and valiancy, commending by name all approved hardy men of her country, although they be her enemies, and she concealeth no cowardice even in her friends.
Page 73 - English court for the examination of this great cause were, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Sussex, and Sir Ralph Sadler ; and York was named as the place of conference.
Page 184 - I never dissemble my actions, but cause them show even as I meant them. Thus assuring yourself of me, that as I know this was deserved, yet if I had meant it I would never lay it on others' shoulders; no more will I not damnify myself that thought it not.
Page 169 - ... withal. We could never have imagined, had we not seen it fall out in experience, that a man raised up by ourself, and extraordinarily favoured by us above any other subject of this land, would have, in so contemptible a sort, broken our commandment, in a cause that so greatly toucheth us in honour...
Page 247 - PITT. By Lord ROSEBERY. TIMES." Brilliant and fascinating. . . . The style is terse, masculine, nervous, articulate, and clear; the grasp of circumstance and character is firm, penetrating, luminous, and unprejudiced; the judgment is broad, generous, humane, and scrupulously candid. ... It is not only a luminous estimate of Pitt's character and policy, it is also a brilliant gallery of portraits. The portrait of Fox, for example, is a masterpiece.
Page 247 - JAMES'S GAZETTE." It deserves to be read, not only as the work of one of the most prominent politicians of the day, but for its intrinsic merits. It is a clever, thoughtful, and interesting biography." PITT. By Lord ROSEBERY. TIMES. " Brilliant and fascinating. . . . The style is terse, masculine, nervous, articulate, and clear ; the grasp of circumstance and character is firm, penetrating, luminous, and unprejudiced ; the judgment is broad, generous, humane, and scrupulously candid.
Page 235 - I had written ; and as she was pleased to note my fanciful brain, I was not unheedful to feed her humour, and read some verses ; whereat she smiled once, and was pleased to say, ' When thou dost feel creeping Time at thy gate, these fooleries will please thee less. I am past my relish for such matters. Thou seest my bodily meat doth not suit me well. I have eaten but one ill-tasted cake since yesternight.
Page 235 - No, Robin, I am not well,' 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.
Page 247 - It may be recommended as the best and briefest and most trustworthy of the many books that in this generation have dealt with the life and deeds of that ' bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of happy memory.' " OLIVER CROMWELL. By FREDERIC HARRISON. TIMES. "Gives a wonderfully vivid picture of events.

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