Thireteen Views of the Castle of St. Donat's, Glamorganshire

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Adnitt & Naunton, 1871 - Castles - 33 pages
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Page 22 - Orator gave ij to twoo men hys wellwyllers, and sent another to a doughter of hys remayneng w"i the olde Lady Dormer at Lovain, upon occasion that a litle before that hys said doughter had sent unto hym the picture of Christe in his resurection. Yo'r Orato' is very sorye that he had not fyrst fownde meanes to have made yo'r Grace prevy therof, or shewed it to yo'r hon'able Consell, and have knowen yo'r Majestes pleysure or theyrs therin ; for yf he had knowen or thought that yo'r highnes or yo'r...
Page 23 - ... or taken it in yll parte, he wolde not for any thing have done it. And for as moche as that that he dyd therin was not don upon any scdiciouse purpose or yll entent, but only of ignorance, for the wdl he hath all redy susteyned above v. wykes imp'sonme't yo'r Orator moste humbly besecheth yo'r moste excellent Ma'...
Page 25 - ... thynge hit sholde be, and to cause a perfecte pycture thereof to be made and sent unto yo'r hono'rs. And further requirynge us to cause the upper croste thereof to be cutt or sawen of, so as yt myght appere unto us what shape sholde be undernethe the same, and further to use all man...
Page 29 - ... hathe he devine service sayed in his chamber Sondayes, hollyedayes, Wednisdaies and Fridayes, as it is sett furthe in the Booke of Com'one Prayer, butt subscribe the seid 1're he sayethe he maye nott, for that the othe in effecte is comp'hended w'thin the same, the w'ch he cannott w'th sauf conscience take, as it is not unknowen to the Lordes of the Privey Counsaill. And for that cause he was prysoner in the Towre of a longe tyme, and when he was enlardged there hence the seid lordes would have...
Page 30 - ... to be trewe in forme by hym declared. Soe by credible report doe wee und'stand that he beinge in healthe faylethe not to observe the tymes of devine service in his p'she churche w'th good devoc'on and reverence, and in all other things dothe afurther the Quenes Ma'ties...
Page 22 - Est' 1559 certein trees were cast downe by the wynde in a park of your Orators in Wales, amongest the whych ther was one tree cloven in the myddes from the toppe downe hard to the grownde, the one half...
Page 18 - ... the wondrous tree, On Stradling's lands, a belted knight is he. The stem was shattered one tempestuous day ; Then the soft centre did this cross display. Its shape this sheet, the hazel nut its hue, And for the size thou hast one fourth the true.i In the stout ash the heretic behold, In its soft pith good men of gentler mould. The rebels, like the ash tree's stubborn pride, May crush Christ's vassals, and their blazon hide. But trees and heretics alike can God Crush, if he will it, with his iron...
Page 25 - S'r Thomas hath uttered of the same, to whome and wyth whatt wordes and what opinion or p'phesies have ben spred a brod in thatt contre and by whome, and who have resortyd thether as pylgrymes or otherwyse to gase upon the same. And by whose exortac'on or p'curement. And allso to require us diligently to examyne yf any masses or other rittes abbolished have ben sayd in the sayd Mr. Stradlyngs house or thereabouts and in whose...
Page 18 - ... natures, or that any accidental discolouration would assume so regular a form. Harpsfield and his nostrates no doubt sincerely regarded the appearance as miraculous ; but it seems unnecessary to tax the faith or credulity of their modern representatives to this extent, since it may be accounted for by natural causes. A device — and a person conversant with the elegant shaft, still pointing heavenward, in the churchyard of St. Donat's, could be at no loss for an excellent one — deeply carved...
Page 4 - God, save he was a liteft crasid in his legge a forteny3t w* a senewe spronge, and nowe he is hole. Notw'stondyng Tom Gethyii offeryd to go in his place, but he wilt not by no mene. Also I pray yowe to se my dayes kept at Barry, for ye dayes must nede be kept, or eftf I must be schamyd. Also I requere yowe to thynke ou my last witt.

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