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Page 185 - You violets that first appear, By your pure purple mantles known Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own; What are you when the rose is blown? 39 So, when my mistress shall be seen In form and beauty of her mind, By virtue first, then choice, a Queen, Tell me, if she were not design'd Th' eclipse and glory of her kind?
Page 292 - ... that the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the king, state, and defence of the realm and of the church of England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances which daily happen within this realm are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in parliament...
Page 184 - You meaner beauties of the night, That poorly satisfy our eyes More by your number than your light, You common people of the skies; What are you when the moon shall rise?
Page 213 - it is my act, my hand, my heart. I beseech your Lordships to be merciful to a broken reed.
Page 12 - God's sake let me, said the King, shall I, shall I? Then lolled about his neck: then for God's sake give thy lady this kiss for me...
Page 138 - Paris, in 1625, he had twenty-seven suits of clothes made, the richest that embroidery, lace, silk, velvet, gold, and gems, could contribute; one of which was a white uncut velvet, set all over, both suit and cloak, with diamonds valued at fourscore thousand pounds, besides a great feather, stuck all over with diamonds; as were also his sword, girdle, hat-band, and spurs.
Page 9 - I will none of your service and you shall none of my favour. I will, if I can, break your neck, and of that be confident.
Page 168 - The law against witches does not prove there be any ; but it punishes the malice of those people, that use such means to take away men's lives : if one should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a man's life, though in truth he could do no such thing : yet this were a just law made by the state, that whosoever should turn his hat thrice, and cry buz, with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death.
Page 223 - My conceit of his person' - it is Ben Jonson speaking of Lord Bacon 'was never increased towards him by his place or honours. But I have and do reverence him for the greatness that was only proper to himself; in that he seemed to me ever one of the greatest men that had been in many ages. In his adversity I ever prayed that Heaven would give him strength; for greatness he could not want.