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Page 198 - After our hearty commendations, we find by speech lately uttered by her Majesty that she doth note in you both a lack of that care and zeal of her service that she looketh for at your hands, in that you have not in all this time of yourselves (without other provocation) found out some way to shorten the life of that queen, considering the great peril she is subject unto hourly, so long as the said queen shall live.
Page 50 - My Lord, here I protest to God, and as I shall answer to Him at the great day of judgment, this is your son, and no other man's son ! And I am desirous that all here, both ladies and others, bear witness ; for he is so much your own son that I fear it will be the worse for him hereafter ! ' Then she spoke to Sir William Stanley.
Page 198 - ... queen, considering the great peril she is subject unto hourly, so long as the said queen shall live. Wherein, besides a kind of lack of love towards her, she noteth greatly that you have not that care of your own particular safeties, or rather of the preservation of religion and the public good and prosperity of your country, that reason and policy commandeth, especially having so good a warrant and ground for the satisfaction of your consciences towards God and the discharge of your credit and...
Page 64 - Which is the sooner come to, through the good treatment of such as hath this good while concealed their good will, I mean of my love the Queen. Which I assure you hath all this while and yet doth, use herself like a natural and loving wife.
Page 163 - I asked her grace, since the weather did cut off all exercises abroad, how she passed the time within. She said that all the day she wrought with her needle, and that the diversity of the colours made the work seem less tedious, and continued so long at it till very pain did make her to give it over; and with that laid her hand upon her left side and complained of an old grief newly increased there.
Page 163 - Upon this occasion, she entered into a pretty disputable comparison between carving, painting, and working with the needle, affirming painting, in her own opinion, for the most commendable quality.
Page 199 - Highness' good liking ; but God forbid that I should make so foul a shipwreck of my conscience, or leave so great, a blot to my poor posterity, to shed blood without law and warrant.
Page 71 - MADAM, — My ears have been so much shocked, my mind distressed, and my heart appalled, at hearing the horrible report of the abominable murder of your husband, my slaughtered cousin, that I have scarcely as yet spirits to write about it ; but although nature constrains me to lament his death, so near to me in blood as he was, I must tell you boldly that I am far more concerned for you than I am for him. Oh madam, I should neither perform the office of a faithful cousin nor that of an affectionate...