Historical Memoirs of the House of Russell: From the Times of the Norman Conquest, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833 - 604 pages
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Page 482 - I do confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love thee ; Had I not found the slightest prayer That lips could speak had power to move thee : But I can let thee now alone, As worthy to be loved by none.
Page 321 - ... the most exposed to jealousy, avarice, and envy. The merit of the original grantee of his Grace's pensions was in giving his hand to the work and partaking the spoil with a prince who plundered a part of the national Church of his time and country.
Page 492 - Byf- others that I could not ken. Who did invent that day of play, We need not fear to find him soon; For Sir John Forster, I dare well say, Made us this noisome afternoon. Not that I speak preceislie out, That he supposed it would be perril; But pride, and breaking out of feuid, Garr'd Tindaill lads begin the quarrel.
Page 467 - Bastian, devised a number of men formed like satyrs, with long tails, and whips in their hands, running before the meat, which was brought through the great hall upon a machine or engine, marching as appeared alone, with musicians clothed like maids, singing, and playing upon all sorts of instruments. But the satyrs were not content only to make way or room, but put their hands behind them to their tails, which they wagged with their hands in such sort as the Englishmen supposed it had been devised...
Page 314 - I went incontinent to my lord's chamber door, and waked my lord, who asked me " what I would have ?" " Sir," said I, " to show you that Sir John Russell is come from the king, who is desirous to speak with you ;" and then he called up one of his grooms to let me in ; and being within I told him "what a journey Sir John Russell had that night." "I pray God," quoth he, "all be for the best." "Yes, sir," quoth I, "he showed me, and so bade me tell you, that he had brought you such news as ye would greatly...
Page 453 - THE Queen and her husband agree after the old manner, or rather worse. She eateth but very seldom with him, lieth not nor keepeth company with him, nor loveth any such as love him. He is so far out of her books, as at her going out of the castle of Edinburgh, to remove abroad, he knew nothing thereof. It cannot for modesty, nor with the honour of a Queen, be reported what she said of him.
Page 468 - ... that they might see the better the order and ceremonies of the triumph : but so soon as they perceived the satyrs wagging their tails, they all sat down upon the bare floor behind the back of the table, that they might not see themselves derided, as they thought. Mr.
Page 445 - We know not how he let himself be overcome by sloth, but came not at her, and excused himself to his friends that he was so sleepy that he could not wake in due time.
Page 444 - David with his capp upon his head. Into the cabinet there cometh in the King and Lord Ruthen, who willed David to come forth, saying, that was no place for him. The Queen said, that it was her will. Her howsband answerede, that yŁ...
Page 419 - ... wherein you shall so precisely deal with them, that they may perceive your care to be such as, if it should otherwise appear, your danger should be so great, as all the friends you have could not be able to save you towards us.

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