The Court and Times of James the First: Illustrated by Authentic and Confidential Letters, from Various Public and Private Collections, Volume 1

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Robert Folkestone Williams
Henry Colburn, 1848 - Great Britain - 510 pages

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Page 43 - Union; and here the poet made an apostrophe to the Union of the Kingdoms. But before the sacrifice could be performed, Ben Jonson turned the globe of the earth standing behind the altar...
Page 2 - ... was somewhat distempered, but there was no such matter, only she held an obstinate silence for the most part, and because she had a persuasion that if she once lay down she should never rise, could not be gotten to bed in a whole week, till three days before her death ; so that after three weeks...
Page 31 - ... interrogatory of the heinousness of their offences, the justness of their trials, their lawful condemnation and due execution there to be performed, to all which they assented ; then saith the sheriff, ' See the mercy of your prince, who, of himself, hath sent hither a countermand and given you your lives.
Page 471 - Nosce Teipsum. This Oracle expounded in two Elegies. 1. Of Humane Knowledge. 2. Of the Soule of Man, and the immortalitie thereof.
Page 7 - These bountiful beginnings raise all men's spirits, and put them in great hopes, insomuch that not only Protestants, but Papists, and Puritans, and the very poets, with their idle pamphlets, promise themselves great part in his favour...
Page 442 - God knows where, and retiring herself into obscure places both in town and country. He gave a good answer likewise to the new Chief Justice, who sending to him to buy his collar of SS, he said 'he would not part with it, but leave it to his posterity, that they might one day know that they had a Chief Justice to their ancestor.
Page 61 - Gulls,' from the highest to the lowest, all men's parts were acted of two divers nations: as I understand sundry were committed to Bridewell.
Page 23 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 17 - I or you, to clear my conscience, satisfy the world with truth, and free, myself from the cry of blood, I protest upon my soul, and before God and His angels, I never had conference with you in any treason, nor was ever moved by you to the things I heretofore accused you of, and, for anything I know, you are as innocent and as clear from any treasons against the King as is any subject living. Therefore I wash my hands, and pronounce with Daniel,* "Purus sum a sanguine hujus," and God so deal with...
Page 21 - Scotchman, whereof one affirmed that never any man spake so well in times past nor would do in the world to come; and the other said, that whereas, when he saw him first, he was so led with the common hatred that he would have gone a hundred miles to have seen him hanged, he would, ere he parted, have gone a thousand to have saved his life. In one word, never was a man so hated and so popular in so short a time.

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