A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (Google eBook)

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Harrison, 1866 - Baronetage - 636 pages
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Page 265 - A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Page 174 - Those infirmities, and that license, which he had formerly indulged to himself, he put off with severity, when others thought them excusable under the notion of a soldier. He was a great lover of justice, and practised it then most deliberately, when he had power to do wrong : and so strict in the observation of his word and promise as a commander, that he could not be persuaded to stay in the west, when he found it not in his power to perform the agreement he had made with Dorchester and Weymouth....
Page 143 - Whether did the King's pleasure lie among the men, or the women that acted '.." This was carried with great indignation to the court. It was said,
Page 2 - France, being then a widow, and a very beautiful woman, brcame much in love with a knight of that country, who was a comely person, and in the flower of his youth : and because she thought that no man excelled him in valour, she caused a tournament to be proclaimed throughout her dominions, promising to reward those who should exercise themselves therein, according to their respective merits...
Page 168 - Dugdale) so great a tempest at sea, that, despairing of life, he threw his money and rich apparel overboard. But when all hopes were passed, they discerned a mighty taper of wax, burning bright at the prow of the ship, and a beautiful woman standing by it, who preserved it from wind and rain, so that it gave a clear and brilliant lustre.
Page 243 - Cornwall ; and his temper and affections so public, that no accident which happened could make any impressions in him ; and his example kept others from taking any thing ill, or at least seeming to do so. In a word, a brighter courage, and a gentler disposition, were never married together to make the most cheerful and innocent...
Page 2 - ... merits ; and concluding, that if the person whom she so well affected, should act his part better than others in those military exercises, she might marry him without any dishonour to herself. " Hereupon divers gallant men from...
Page 46 - ... uncypher them, my head not suffering me to do it myself; but if it please you, I will do it, and none in the world shall see them. Be kind to me, or you kill me ! " I have already affliction enough to bear, which, without your love, I could not do, but your service surmounts all.
Page 108 - ... if captain Carteret had been suffered to have taken that charge, his interest and reputation in the navy was so great, and his diligence and dexterity in command so eminent, that it was generally believed,* he would, against whatsoever the earl of Warwick could have done, have preserved a major part of the fleet in their duty to the king.
Page 103 - She had between 500. and 600. in her purse. Neither did she marry me for any great wealth ; for I had in all the world but 100.

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