Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: 1400-1526

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Henry Ellis
Harding and Lepard, 1827 - Great Britain
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Page 124 - ... to be measured forth right into the north of every man's ground; a line there to be drawn, a trench to be cast, a foundation laid, and a high brick wall to be built. My father had a garden there...
Page 257 - And as for the traitor Wyatt, he might, peradventure, write me a letter, but on my faith I never received any from him ; and as for the copy of my letter sent to the French King, I pray God confound me eternally if ever I sent him word, message, token, or letter by any means...
Page 170 - I, wretched sinner, do submit myself wholly unto thy most blessed will ; and being sure that the thing cannot perish which is committed unto thy mercy, willingly now I leave this frail and wicked flesh in sure hope that thou wilt in better wise restore it to me again at the last day in the resurrection of the just.
Page 119 - I cannot tell ; but this I see before mine eyes, that...
Page 173 - Wriothesley, chancellor of England ; the old duke of Norfolk, the old earl of Bedford, the lord mayor, with divers others. Before the fire should be set unto them, one of the bench, hearing that they had gunpowder about them, and being...
Page 27 - , quoth he, ' ye shall make report to the king's highness, that I am his obedient^ subject, and faithful chaplain and headman, whose royal commandment and request I will in no wise disobey, but most gladly fulfil and accomplish his princely will and pleasure in all things, and in especial in this matter, inasmuch as ye, the fathers of the laws, say that I may lawfully do it. Therefore I charge your conscience and discharge mine. Howbeit, I pray you, show his majesty from me, that I most humbly desire...
Page 256 - Majesty to let me answer afore yourself, and not suffer me to trust to your Councillors. Yea, and that afore I go to the Tower (if it be possible) if not, afore I be further condemned. Howbeit, I trust assuredly your Highness will give me leave to do it afore I go, for that thus shamefully I may not be cried out on, as now I shall be yea, and that without cause.
Page 124 - Church many fair houses are builded, namely in Throgmorton Street one very large and spacious, builded in the place of old and small tenements by Thomas Cromwell master of the King's Jewel-House, after that master of the Rolls, then Lord Cromwell, Knight, Lord Privy Seal, Vicar General, Earl of Essex, High Chamberlain of England, &c.
Page 227 - ... soldiers, besides a troop of fifty horsemen. It is considered by every one as an impregnable fortress, on account of the inundation with which it may be surrounded, although there are persons skilled in the art of fortification, who doubt that it would prove so if put to the test. For the same reason, Guisnes is also reckoned impregnable, situated about three miles more inland, on the French frontier, and guarded with the same degree of care, though, being a smaller place, only by a hundred and...
Page 257 - ... of coming to the presence of their Prince; and in late days I heard my Lord of Somerset say that if his brother had been suffered to speak with him, he had never suffered, but...

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