Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest, Volume 7

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H. Colburn, 1852 - Queens
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Page 460 - Who is on my side? who?" And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses : and he trode her under foot.
Page 310 - I dissemble very ill to those who know me, at least 'tis a great constraint to myself, yet I must endure it. All my motions are so watched, and all I do so observed, that if I eat less, or speak less, or look more grave, all is lost in the opinion of the world...
Page 274 - O WHAT'S the rhyme to porringer ? Ken ye the rhyme to porringer? King James the Seventh had ae dochter, And he ga'e her to an Granger. Ken ye how he requited him ? Ken ye how he requited him ? The lad has into England come, And ta'en the crown in spite o
Page 361 - Jesus' sake, that you would never name it any more to me; for, be assured, if you should ever do so cruel a thing as to leave me, from that moment I shall never enjoy one quiet hour: and should you do it without asking my consent, (which if I ever give you may I never see the face of Heaven!) I will shut myself up, and never see the world more, but live where I may be forgotten by human kind.
Page 135 - I send you here one (letter) for her, and have not any more time now than only to assure you that I shall never forget the kindness you showed to her who is so dear to me. That, and all the good I have heard of you, will make me ever your affectionate friend, which I shall be ready to show otherwise than by words, when I have the opportunity.
Page 311 - I go to Kensington as often as I can for air, but then I can never be quite alone ; neither can I complain — that would be some ease ; but I have nobody whose humour and circumstances agree with mine enough to speak my mind freely.
Page 195 - She rose early the next morning, and in her undress, as it was reported, before her women were up, went about from room to room to see the convenience of Whitehall ; lay in the same bed and apartment where the late Queen lay, and within a night or two sat down to play at basset, as the Queen her predecessor used to do.
Page 451 - When her eyes, adds the bishop, were endangered by reading too much, she found out the amusement of work ; and in all those hours that were not given to better employments, she wrought with her own hands, and that sometimes with so constant a diligence, as if she had been to earn her bread by it.
Page 133 - ... well pleased with it. It really is enough to turn one's stomach, to hear what things are said to her of that kind, and to see how mightily she is satisfied with it. All these things lady Sunderland has in perfection, to make her court to her ; she is now much oftener with the queen than she used to be.
Page 214 - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary: So help me God.

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