Memoirs of the Life of Anne Boleyn, Queen of Henry VIII.

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Parry & McMillan, 1854 - 342 pages
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Page 308 - My last and only request shall be, that myself may only bear the burden of your Grace's displeasure, and that it may not touch the innocent souls of those poor gentlemen who, as I understand, are likewise in strait imprisonment for my sake. If ever I have found favour in your sight, if ever the name of Anne Boleyn hath been pleasing in your ears, then let me obtain this request...
Page 306 - Your Grace's displeasure, and my imprisonment, are things so strange unto me, as what to write, or what to excuse, I am altogether ignorant. Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth, and so obtain your favour) by such an one, whom you know to be mine ancient professed enemy; I no sooner received this message by him than I rightly conceived...
Page 307 - You have chosen me from a low estate to be your queen and companion, far beyond my desert or desire. If then you found me worthy of such honour, good your grace, let not any slight fancy or bad counsel of mine enemies withdraw...
Page 198 - In winter nights, that are so cold, Plaining in vain unto the moon ; Thy wishes then dare not be told ; Care then who list, for I have done. And then may chance thee to repent The time that thou hast lost and spent To cause thy lovers...
Page 257 - FORGET not yet the tried intent Of such a truth as I have meant ; My great travail so gladly spent, Forget not yet ! Forget not yet when first began The weary life ye know, since...
Page 215 - Therefore, good sweetheart, continue the same, not only in this, but in all your doings hereafter, for thereby shall come, both to you and me, the greatest quietness that may be in this world.
Page 203 - In my most humblest wise that my heart can think, I desire you to pardon me that I am so bold to trouble you with my simple and rude writing, esteeming it to proceed from her that is much desirous to know that your Grace does well, as I perceive by this bearer that you do. The which I pray God long to continue, as I am most bound to pray ; for I do know the great pains and troubles...
Page 215 - As touching a lodging for you, we have gotten one by my lord cardinal's means, the like whereof could not have been found hereabouts, for all causes, as this bearer shall more show you.
Page 306 - Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth, and so obtain your favour), by such an one whom you know to be my ancient professed enemy ;* I no sooner received this message by him, than I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command.
Page 124 - I nothing malign for that you have done to me, but the eternal God forgive you my death, as I do; I shall never sue to the king for life, howbeit he is a gracious prince, and more grace may come from him than I desire. I desire you, my lords, and all my fellows to pray for me.

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