The Star Chamber

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J. F. Taylor, 1903 - 445 pages
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The Star Chamber; A Historical Romance Another slice of romantic history from the pen of this little known 19th century historical novelist. This is set in the reign of James the First and surrounds ... Read full review


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Page 111 - They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
Page 109 - And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people ; now, therefore, let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them ; and I will make of thee a great nation.
Page 132 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean. His Majesty then got up and would dance with the Queen of Sheba, but he fell down and humbled himself before her and was carried to an inner chamber and laid on a bed of state, which was not a little defiled with the presents of the Queen which had been bestowed on his garments, such as wine, cream, jelly, beverage, cakes, spices, and other good matters.
Page 98 - ... drunkenness, and breeds a number of idle and discontented speeches in their alehouses : for, when shall the common people have leave to exercise, if not upon the Sundays and holidays ? Seeing they must apply their labour, and win their living in all working days.
Page 114 - Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his -whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Page 217 - Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah...
Page 129 - at his lordship's charge," sometimes three weeks or a month, or six weeks together. Sometimes she had strangers or emhassadors come to her thither, where she has been seen in as great royalty, and served as bountifully and magnificently as at any other time or place, all at his lordship's...
Page 7 - Star-Chamber, there being not so little an offence against any proclamation, but is liable and subject to the censure of that Court ; and for proclamations and patents, they are become so ordinary that there is no end, every day bringing forth some new project or other. In truth, the world doth even groan under the...
Page 132 - One day a great feast was held, and after dinner, the representation of Solomon his temple and the coming of the queen of Sheba was made, or, I may better say, was meant to have been made before their majesties, by device of the earl of Salisbury and others.
Page 133 - I never did see such lack of good order, discretion, and sobriety as I now have done. I have passed much time in seeing the royal sports of hunting and hawking, where the manners were such as made me devise the beasts were pursuing the sober creation, and not man in quest of exercise and food. I will now, in good sooth, declare...

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