Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History, 1527-1536, Volume 2

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Macmillan and Company, 1884 - Great Britain

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Page 247 - May day, and then I found him standing in the round window in my chamber of presence, and I asked why he was so sad, and he answered and said it was no matter " ; and then she said, " You may not look to have me speak to you as I should to a nobleman, because you be an inferior person.
Page 321 - MELTON. — This shall be to advertise you that Mistress Anne is changed from that she was at when we three were last together. Wherefore I pray you that ye be no devil's sakke, but according to the truth ever justify, as ye shall make answer before God ; and do not suffer her in my absence to be married to any other man.
Page 284 - Father and mother and wyfe," he wrote with a pathetic dignity, " I shall humbly desyre you for the salvacyon of my sowle to dyschardge me of this bill, and to forgyve me of all the offences that I have done to you. And in especyall to my wyfe, whiche I desyre for the love of God to forgive me, and to pray for me, for I beleve prayer wyll do me good. Goddys blessing have my chylderne and meyne. By me a great offender to God.
Page 292 - 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 352 - If preambles to Acts of Parliament were to be accepted as trustworthy evidence as to the facts they recite, English history would be a very strange tale, even stranger than it appears in Mr. Froude's pages." Again, the authenticity of reports by diplomatic agents is no guarantee of the truth of all the matter therein related. We must distinguish between vague general statements written home by ambassadors, who in bygone days served as a sort of Eeuter's agency, and...
Page 322 - I pray you that you be no devil's sakke; but, according to the truth, ever justify as ye shall make answer before God; and do not suffer her in my absence to be married to any other man. I must go to my master, wheresoever he be; for the Lord Privy Seal desireth much to speak with me; whom if I should speak with in my master's absence, it would cause me to lose my head...
Page 324 - I shall continue sorrowful during my natural life, which standeth only in our said Sovereign Lord's will, whom I beseech God preserve continually in honour, and maintain all his well willers. Amen. And send all other little power. Amen. Moreover, Mr. Scudamore did show to me young Master Carey's saying that he was our Sovereign Lord the King's son by our Sovereign Lady the Queen's sister, whom the Queen's Grace might not suffer to be in the court.
Page 299 - ... the matter appeared so evident, that besides that crime with the accidents, there broke out a certain conspiracy of the king's death, which extended so far that all we, that had the examination of it, quaked at the danger his grace was in...
Page 200 - She (Jane) is a little over twenty-five. You may imagine whether, being an Englishwoman, and having been so long at court, she would not hold it a sin to be still a maid. At which the king will perhaps be rather pleased . . . for he may marry her on condition that she is a virgin, and when he wants a divorce he will find plenty of witnesses to the contrary.
Page 200 - She is of middle height, and nobody thinks that she has much beauty," he wrote. Her figure was quite ordinary, her manners "rather haughty." The Seymours were undistinguished, save for their fecundity. (Jane had nine siblings; her brother Edward sired twelve children.) Yet Jane had attracted Henry when he visited her father's house of Wolf Hall in Wiltshire while on...

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