Memoirs of the Life of Anne Boleyn: Queen of Henry VIII. (Google eBook)

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Abraham Small, 1822 - Queens - 401 pages
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Page 298 - Forget not yet the tried intent Of such a truth as I have meant ; My great travail so gladly spent, Forget not yet ! Forget not yet when first began The weary life ye know, since whan The suit, the service none tell can ; Forget not yet ! Forget not yet the great assays, The cruel wrong...
Page 358 - Try me, good king, but let me have a lawful trial ; and let not my sworn enemies sit as my accusers and judges ; yea, let me receive an open trial, (for my truth shall fear no open shame...
Page 358 - ... shame ; then shall you see either my innocency cleared, your suspicion and conscience satisfied, the ignoipiny and slander of the world stopped, or my guilt openly declared. So that, whatsoever God or you may determine of me, Your Grace may be freed from an open censure ; and mine offence being so lawfully proved, Your Grace is at liberty, both before God and man, not only to execute worthy punishment on me as an unlawful wife, but to follow your affection already settled on that party...
Page 227 - My lute, awake, perform the last Labour that thou and I shall waste, And end that I have now begun, And when this song is sung and past, My lute, be still, for I have done.
Page 357 - You have chosen me from a low estate to be your queen and companion, far beyond my desert or desire. If then you found me worthy of such honour, good your Grace, let not any light fancy or bad counsel of mine enemies withdraw...
Page 227 - In winter nights, that are so cold, Plaining in vain unto the moon ; Thy wishes then dare not be told ; Care then who list, for I have done. And then may chance thee to repent The time that thou hast lost and spent To cause thy lovers...
Page 357 - I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, 1 shall with all willingness and duty perform your command. " But let not your grace ever imagine that your poor wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a fault where not so much as a thought thereof preceded.
Page 356 - Your Grace's displeasure, and my imprisonment, are things so strange unto me, as what to write, or what to excuse, I am altogether ignorant. Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth, and so obtain your favour) by such an one, whom you know to be mine ancient professed enemy...
Page 149 - With sober looks so would I that it should Speak without words, such words as none can tell ; The tress also should be of crisped gold. With wit and these, might chance I might be tied, And knit again the knot that should not slide.
Page 298 - Forget not! oh! forget not this, How long ago hath been, and is The mind that never meant amiss Forget not yet! Forget not then thine own approved, The which so long hath thee so loved, Whose steadfast faith yet never moved Forget not this!

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