The Court and Times of James the First: Illustrated by Authentic and Confidential Letters, from Various Public and Private Collections, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1849 - Great Britain
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Page 330 - If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb...
Page 50 - Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that we, being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
Page 205 - Indeed," wrote a calm and dispassionate observer in the course of the past summer, " the world is now much terrified with the Star-Chamber, there being not so little an offence against any proclamation, but is liable and subject to the censure of that Court ; and for proclamations and patents, they are become so ordinary that there is no end, every day bringing forth some new project or other.
Page 281 - The same day his Majesty rode by coach to Theobalds to dinner, not intending, as the speech is, to return till towards Easter. After dinner, riding on horseback abroad, his horse stumbled and cast his Majesty into the New Eiver, where the ice brake ; he fell in so that nothing but his boots were seen.
Page 121 - This annihilating affront Stucley hastened to convey to the King ; his Majesty answered him, ' what wouldst thou have me do ? Wouldst thou have me hang him ? Of my soul, if I should hang all that speak ill of thee, all the trees of the country would not suffice...
Page 332 - Chapter of the Booke of Judges, wherein occasion was justly taken for the Publication of Some Reasons, which his Sacred Maiestie had been pleased to give, of those Directions for Preachers, which hee had formerly sent foorth.
Page 9 - He was accompanied," he says, " by most of the nobility, with other gallants, to the number of more than 200 horse, besides the Judges and the Inns of Court. There was a great deal more bravery and better show of horse than was expected in the King's absence ; but both Queen and Prince sent all their followers, and his other friends did their best to honour him.
Page 313 - ... the country, and return no more. The chief reason is said to be this : when the emperor's ambassador was departing, the king, meaning to bestow some jewel upon him, caused one to be fetched. A chain of Queen Anne's, of 3000/. value, was brought him ; but refusing to bestow it, being a woman's chain, and of that value, upon him, and saying wherein had he deserved so much at his hands? Another, of lesser worth, was brought, and pleased him. Then some question being made, what shall be done with...
Page 140 - I hear, that, to induce my Lady Hatton to settle the better of her land upon Sir John Villiers, there is offer made to make her a countess, and by her procurement the Lord Denbigh a privy counsellor.
Page 219 - Albans, with all the ceremonies of robes and coronet; whereas the rest were only done by patent; and yet, for all these special favours, the king cannot forbear sometimes, in reading his last book, to say, that it is like the " peace of God, that passeth all understanding.