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Page 181 - ... for the board-wages of my poor husband * Issue Book, 31 Henry VIII. Rolls-house. and his servant ; for the maintaining whereof I have been compelled, of very necessity, to sell part of mine apparel, for lack of other substance to make money of.
Page 258 - Thirdly, as I have and shall, knowing your excellent learning, virtue, wisdom, and knowledge, put my soul into your direction, and, by the same, hath and will in all things from henceforth direct my conscience, so my body I do wholly commit to your mercy and fatherly pity...
Page 48 - I am in comparing to his highness. And for you, I do know myself never to have deserved by my deserts that you should take this great pain for me; yet daily of your goodness I do perceive by all my friends; and though that I had not...
Page 48 - I make an end of this my rude and true meaned letter, praying our Lord to send you much increase of honour, with long life. Written with the hand of her that beseeches your Grace to accept this letter, as proceeding from one that is most bound to be, " Your humble and obedient servant, "ANNE BOLEYN.
Page 48 - I assure you that, after this matter is brought to pass, you shall find me as I am bound. In the mean time, to owe you my service, and then look what thing in this world I can imagine to do you pleasure in, you shall find me the gladdest woman in the world to do it. And next unto the King's grace, of one thing I make you full promise, to be assured to have it, and that is my hearty love unfeignedly during my life.
Page 196 - I loved him as well as he did me ; and was in bondage,2 and glad I was to be at liberty. So that for my part I saw that all the world did set so little by me, and he so much, that I thought I could take no better way but to take him, and to forsake all other ways, and live a poor honest life with him.
Page 257 - MOST humbly prostrate before the Feet of your most excellent Majesty, your most humble, faithful, and obedient Subject, which hath so extreamly offended your most gracious Highness, that mine heavy and fearful Heart dare not presume to call you Father, nor your Majesty hath any cause by my deserts, saving the benignity of your most blessed Nature doth surmount all Evils, Offences, and Trespasses, and is ever merciful and ready to accept the Penitent, calling for Grace in any convenient time.
Page 292 - I shall keep but a few here with me, I trust you will think that I can have no fewer than I have, for I have but a gentleman and a groom that keeps my apparel, and another that keeps my chamber, and a chaplain that was with me always in the court.
Page 370 - Holland is comen up with her ; that harlot, which hath put me at this trouble, and it is eleven years since my Lord my husband first fell in love with her, and yet she is but a churl's daughter, and of no gentle blood : but that my Lord my husband hath set him up for her sake, because he was so nigh akin to my Lord Hussey...