Memoirs of the Embassy of the Marshal de Bassompierre to the Court of England in 1626: Translated

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John Murray, 1819 - Great Britain - 154 pages
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Page 29 - ... which you will believe. No ceremony was omitted of bride-cakes, points, garters, and gloves, which have been ever since the livery of the court ; and at night there was sewing into the sheet, casting off the bride's left hose, and many other pretty sorceries."* By Lady Susan the Earl had several children, who outlived him.
Page 29 - They were lodged in the Council Chamber, where the King in his shirt and nightgown gave them a Reveille Matin before they were up, and spent a good time in or upon the bed, chuse which you will believe.
Page 11 - Georges Church in Southwarke, and came to Dover about seaven of the clocke the same morning, where a barge with eight oares, formerly sent from London thither, attended his suddaine comming: he instantly tooke barge and went to Callice, and in the same barge returned...
Page 125 - STEENIE : — I have received your letter by Die Graeme ; this is my answer : I command you to send all the French away to-morrow out of the town, if you can by fair means (but stick not long in disputing), otherwise force them away, driving them away like so many wild beasts until you have shipped them, and so the devil go with them. Let me have no answer, but of the performance of my command.
Page 66 - Maidenhead some persons of quality, of relation or dependance upon the earl of Pembroke, sir Charles Morgan, commonly called general Morgan, who had commanded an army in Germany, and defended Stoad ; Dr.
Page 36 - ... etc. But, perhaps, the most notable instance of his voluptuousness, is the fact that it was not enough for his ambition that his suppers should please the taste alone; the eye also must be gratified, and this was his device. The company was ushered in to a table covered with the most elegant art and the greatest profusion ; all that the silversmith, the shewer, the confectio icr, or the cook could produce.
Page 123 - I writt to you by Ned Clarke, that I thought I would have cause anufe in shorte tyme to put away the Monsers, ether by atemting to steale away my wyfc, or by making plots with my owen subjects.
Page 72 - PranneB a citizen, secondly, of Edward Earl of Hertford, and now of the Duke of Lennox, a kinsman of the king's. Though her first match was so humble, she was a vain, ambitious woman. " While Countess of Hertford she was fond of discoursing very loftily about her grandfathers, the Dukes of Norfolk and Buckingham ; but if her husband happened to come in he would bring her down from these noble flights, with asking, Frank, Frank, how long is it since you were married to Prannell ?' "( Wilson, ?59.)...
Page 52 - I witnessed there an instance of great boldness, not to say impudence, of the Duke of Buckingham, which was, that when he saw us the most warmed he ran up suddenly and threw himself between the King and me, saying, " I am come to keep the peace between you two.

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