Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1795 - Anecdotes
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Page 75 - And then she said, I heard say the executioner was very good and I have a little neck, and put her hands about it, laughing heartily. I have seen many men, and also women, executed, and that they have been in great sorrow, and to my knowledge, this lady has much joy and pleasure in death.
Page 59 - ... that he took to heart. He was rather studious than learned; reading most books that were of any worth, in the French tongue, yet he understood the Latin, as appeareth in that cardinal Hadrian and others, who could very well have written French, did use to write to him in Latin.
Page 199 - I hate that drum's discordant sound, Parading round, and round, and round : To thoughtless youth it pleasure yields, And lures from cities and from fields, To sell their liberty for charms Of tawdry lace, and glittering arms ; And when Ambition's voice commands, To march, and fight, and fall, in foreign lands.
Page 122 - The bargain was ftruck, the money paid, and the abfolution delivered in due form. Soon after this, the gentleman knowing that Tetzel was going from Leipfic well loaded with...
Page 250 - I have not sought to advance my territories, and enlarge my dominions; for opportunity hath served me to do it. I acknowledge my womanhood and weakness in .that respect; but, though it hath not been hard to obtain, yet I doubted how to keep the things so obtained...
Page 75 - Good Christian people, I am come hither to die ; for, according to the law, and by the law, I am judged to death, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that whereof I am accused...
Page 80 - Suffolk, and there born, who being but a child was very apt to learn ; wherefore, by means of his parents, and other his good friends, he was maintained at the university of Oxford, where, in a short time, he prospered so well, that, in a small time, as he told me with his own mouth, he was made batchelor of arts, when he was but fifteen years of age, and was most commonly failed the boy batchelor.
Page 77 - If then you found me worthy of such honour, good your grace let not any light fancy, or bad counsel of mine enemies, withdraw your princely favour from me; neither let that stain, that unworthy stain of a disloyal heart towards your good grace, ever cast so foul a blot on your most dutiful wife, and the infant princess your daughter.
Page 309 - House, would have given him all the money she had in the house, but he returned her thanks, and told her that he had so ill kept his own, that he would not tempt his governor with more ; but that if...
Page 73 - I must entreat you also to respect my maids, and give them in marriage, which is not much, they being but three ; and to all my other servants a year's pay besides their due, lest otherwise they should be unprovided for. Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes, desire you above all things. Farewell.

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