Works of the Camden Society, Issue 98

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Camden Society, 1868 - Great Britain
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Page iv - The COUNCIL of the CAMDEN SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 2 - This worthy bearer will inform you of a business that concernes his master verie much ; the Bohemians being desirous to chuse him for their King, which he will not resolve of till he knowe his Majesties opinion in it. The Baron of Dona will inform you particularlie of all. The King hath now a good occasion to manifest to the world the love he hath ever professed to the Prince heere. I earnestlie entreat you to use your best meanes in perswading his Majestie to shew himself now, in his helping of...
Page 1 - They have chosen heare a blinde Emperour, for he hath but one eye, and that not verie good. I am afrayed he will be lowsie, for he hath not monie to buy himself cloths.'8 The die having been cast, preparations for the journey were quickly made.
Page 13 - It is time therefore to have a watehe upon their proceedings, which I hope in this countrey will not be difficult for mee. This while they make a question whether the Palatine will accept the offerre. But God forbid he should refuse yt, being the apparent way His providence hath opened to the ruine of the Papacie. I hope therfore his...
Page 137 - Livie, were he now to write, might well insert emong their most prodigious omens. But I leave the truth of this to your Honours more certain relations, though yt be heer generally beleeved, and by a late letter from Geneva confirmed: I heare also the Pope is cold in this buisines, as knowing that, if yt growe a warre of Religion, he endangers himself more then if yt be only a warre of Germany. Sed heec mihi et quidem satis officiosa provincia.
Page 112 - ... the Bohemians might justly hope that the very common interest and law of nations would oblige this kingdome to favour their proceedings. But yet (say they) he should not have taken that kingdome until this right were determined. I answered that, though it might be as well determined being in the possession of his Highnes as of Ferdinand, yet that it was easie to judge that theer needed no other determination to...
Page 47 - ... that appeared in both the other wayes, her owne vehement inclination and almost inexorablenes to the contrary drew her to accompany him in the whole journey, I presented to him, that to leave her at Heidelberg tooke from her the occasion of that which she estimated her greatest happiness, to expresse her love to him, and her desire to participate all his fortunes.
Page 100 - But of this perchance the King my master shall have some propositions sent him. Howsoever I hope upon the Spaniards refuseing to submit themselves to the arbitrement of this state that they heer will take yt as an occasion to refuse them succourse; and this I verily believe wilbe the resultance of this ambassage, though I know they talk of raysing an army to suppresse the party they shall finde most obstinate. But of this when they have money. In the mean while all things are in debate, wherof I...
Page 115 - ... They speak of sending an ambassage into Germanie; a little more time will discover their intentions, which I hope will have no grownd from that the Jesuits propose as the greatest interest of religion, I having often told them that reason would divide Christendome, for, though the affaire of Bohemia was not every man's quarrell, religion was; in which case I protested them the first disturbers of the publique peace. This is all for the present, so I rest Your Honours very humble and most faithfull...
Page 104 - Since which tyme, they have thought of sending a formall ambassage to Germany as the best way to give themselves tyme to resolve, but, the busines suffring no accommodation, they know not wheron to ground it. Yet this is their present counsail; to which end, they tell me, their Count de Tillieres hath made instance to our King, and finds His Ma tie (they say) inclined to it.

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