The privy purse expences of King Henry the Eighth: from November MDXXIX, to December MDXXXII

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W. Pickering, 1827 - Great Britain - 372 pages
 

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Page 357 - by you. And therefore make speed to him again, and ye shall deliver him from me this ring for a token of our good will and favour towards him (in the which ring was engraved the king's visage within a ruby, as lively counterfeit as was possible to be devised). This ring he knoweth very well ; for he gave me the same ; and tell him, that I am not offended with him in my heart nothing at all, and that shall he perceive, and God send him life, very shortly.
Page 295 - The mournful refuge of an injur'd queen. Here flow'd her pure, but unavailing tears; Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet Freedom hence her radiant banners wav'd, And love aveng'da realm by priests enslav'd. From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from Henry's lawless bed.
Page 304 - Then immediately after this great shot of guns the cardinal desired the lord chamberlain and comptroller to look what this sudden shot should mean, as though he knew nothing of the matter. They, thereupon looking out of the windows into Thames, returned again, and showed him that it seemed to them there should be some noblemen and strangers arrived at his bridge, as ambassadors from some foreign prince.
Page 371 - Jonson, vol. ii. p. 49., says, " In the time of Ben Jonson, in consequence of the interruptions to Divine Service occasioned by the ringing of the spurs worn by persons walking and transacting business in cathedrals, and especially in St. Paul's, a small fine was imposed on them, called " spur-monry," the exaction of which was committed to the beadles and singing-boys.
Page 370 - But as far forth as I could learn through earnest inquisition, I thought in my conscience the woman was not guilty, all the circumstances well considered. Immediately after this I was called to preach before the king, which was my first sermon that I made before his majesty, and it was done at Windsor ; where his majesty, after the sermon was done, did most familiarly talk with me in a gallery. Now, when I saw my time, I kneeled down before his majesty, opening the whole matter ; and afterwards most...
Page 348 - I found him shooting at the rounds in the park, on the backside of the garden. And perceiving him occupied in shooting, thought it not my duty to trouble him : but leaned to a tree, intending to stand there, and to attend his gracious pleasure. Being in a great study, at the last the king came suddenly behind me, where I stood, and clapped his hand upon my shoulder; and when I perceived him, I fell upon my knee. To whom he said, calling me by name, "I will...
Page xxiv - ... or backgammon, shovel-board, dice, and cards; wagers on races run against dogs, or at shooting or hunting; payments to people for making dogs perform tricks ; gratuities to persons for different feats, as eating a buck, riding two horses at once, and others of a similar description.
Page 358 - And then spake he to mistress Anne, saying, ' Good sweetheart, I pray you at this my instance, as ye love us, to send the cardinal a token with comfortable words ; and in so doing ye shall do us a loving pleasure.
Page 358 - ... sweetheart, I pray you at this my instance, as ye love us, to send the cardinal a token with comfortable words ; and in so doing ye shall do us a loving pleasure.' She being not minded to disobey the king's earnest request, whatsoever she intended in her heart towards the cardinal, took incontinent her tablet of gold hanging at her girdle, and delivered it to Master Buttes, with very gentle and comfortable words and commendations to the cardinal.

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