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Page 101 - What could a poor woman have done, with her husband dead and five small children upon her hands, and two families who were scheming to seize the throne, our own and the Guises. ... I am astonished that she did not do even worse.
Page 6 - ... to pay to another, besides very heavy tallies and other taxes. She had seven children, and the cow's milk helped to make the soup. " But why, instead of a horse, do you not keep another cow V...
Page 126 - I shall never forget,' he said, 'the fantastic and extravagant equipage and attitude in which I found this prince in his cabinet : he had a sword at his side, a Spanish hood hung down upon his shoulders, a little cap, such as collegians wear, upon his head, and a basket full of little dogs hung to a broad ribbon about his neck.
Page 164 - I protest and swear, in the presence of Almighty God, to live and die in the Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman religion ; to protect and defend it against all its enemies at the hazard of my blood and life, renouncing all heresies contrary to it.