Some traditionall memorialls on the reign of Queene Elizabeth [by Francis Osborne

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Page 350 - If I have any power or credit with you, I pray you let me have a trial of it at this time, in dealing sincerely and earnestly with the king, that sir Walter Raleigh's life may not be called in question. If you do it so that the success answer my expectation, assure yourself that I will take it extraordinarily kindly at your hands, and rest one that wisheth you well, and desires you to continue still (as you have been) a true servant to your master, AITNA R.
Page 116 - ... after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 115 - Munster; for, notwithstanding that the same was a most rich and plentiful country, full of corn and cattle, that you would' have thought they should have been able to stand long, yet ere one year and a half they were brought to such wretchedness, as that any stony heart would have rued the same. Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death, they...
Page 402 - It is this day ordered by his Majesty, with the advice of the Board, that Archibald Armstrong, the king's fool, for certain scandalous words of a high nature, spoken by him against the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, his Grace, and proved to be uttered by him by two witnesses, shall have his coat pulled over his head, and be discharged of the king's service, and banished the court ; for which the lord chamberlain of the king's household is prayed and required to give order to be executed.
Page 323 - Humours of men succeed not, but grow by occasions and accidents of time and power. Somerset made no revenge on the duke of Northumberland's heirs; Northumberland that now is, thinks not of Hatton's issue ; Kelloway lives, that murdered the brother of Horsey, and Horsey let him go by all his lifetime.
Page 109 - I am not well,' and then discoursed with me of her indisposition, and that her heart had been sad and heavy for ten or twelve days ; and in her discourse, she fetched not so few as forty or fifty great sighs. I was grieved at the first to see her in this plight; for, in all my lifetime before, I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.
Page 209 - Isle till twelve; and after dinner, from three to six ; during which time some discoursed of Business, others of News. Now, in regard of the universal commerce, there happened little that did not first or last arrive here...
Page 116 - ... they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves; they did eat...
Page 402 - It so happened that, on the llth of the said March (1637-8), that Archibald, the King's Fool, said to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he was going to the Council-table, ' Whea's feule now? doth not your Grace hear the news from Striveling about the Liturgy?
Page 427 - God knows what became of that sweet babe, Prince Henry, but I know somewhat...

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