England Under the Reigns of Edward VI. and Mary: With the Contemporary History of Europe, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Patrick Fraser Tytler
R. Bentley, 1839 - Great Britain
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Page 293 - ... else, I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly, as God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened — yea, presently sometimes, with pinches, nips and bobs, and other ways, which I will not name for the honour I bear them, so without measure misordered — that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr.
Page 292 - And how came you, Madam, quoth I, to this deep knowledge of pleasure? And what did chiefly allure you unto it, seeing not many women, but very few men, have attained thereunto." " I will tell you," quoth she, " and tell you a truth which perchance you will marvel at.
Page 293 - I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because whatsoever I do else but learning, is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me. And thus my book hath been so much my pleasure, and bringeth daily to me more pleasure and more, that in respect of it, all other pleasures, in very deed, be but trifles and troubles unto me.
Page 293 - and tell you a truth which perchance ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is that he sent me so sharp and severe parents, and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry, or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing any thing else, I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly, as God made the world; or else I am so sharply...
Page 292 - Her parents, the Duke and Duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park : I found her in her chamber, reading...
Page 293 - and tell you a truth, which perchance you will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is, that he sent me so sharp and severe parents, and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
Page 473 - Be sure to keep some great man thy friend, but trouble him not for trifles. Compliment him often with many, yet small gifts, and of little charge. And, if thou hast cause to bestow any great gratuity, let it be something which may be daily in sight. Otherwise, in this ambitious age, thou shall remain like a hop without a pole, live in obscurity, and be made a football for every insulting companion to spurn at.
Page 119 - WHEN you and I read Livy together (if you do remember), after some reasoning we concluded both what was in our opinion to be looked for at his hand, that would well and advisedly write an history. First point was, to write nothing false ; next, to be bold to say any truth : whereby is avoided two great faults — flattery and hatred. For which two points, Caesar is read to his great praise; and Jovius the Italian to his just reproach.
Page 10 - He gave thanks to the Lords for their open trial, and cried mercy of the Duke of Northumberland, the Marquis of Northampton, and the Earl of Pembroke...
Page 256 - Of visage he is well favoured, with a broad forehead and grey eyes, straight-nosed and manly countenance. From the forehead to the point of his chin his face groweth small. His pace is princely, and gait so straight and upright as he loseth no inch of his height...

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JSTOR: Corruption and Reform under Edward VI and Mary: The Example ...
Corruption and Reform under Edward VI and Mary: The Example of Wardship. J. Hurstfield. The English Historical Review, Vol. 68, No. 266, 22-36. Jan., 1953. ...
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