Queen Elizabeth and Her Times: A Series of Original Letters, Selected from the Inedited Private Correspondence of the Lord Treasurer Burghley, the Earl of Leicester, the Secretaries Walsingham and Smith, Sir Christopher Hatton, and Most of the Distinguished Persons of the Period, Volume 2

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Thomas Wright
H. Colburn, 1838 - Great Britain - 527 pages
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Page 457 - Majesty's commandment, and no wise contrary the same, presuming that, she being God's chief minister here, it shall be God's will to have her commandments obeyed, after that I have performed my duty as a counsellor, and shall in my heart wish her commandments to have such good successes as I am sure she intendeth. 'You see I am in a mixture of divinity and policy, preferring, in policy, her Majesty afore all others on the earth and in divinity the King of Heaven above all betwixt Alpha and Omega.
Page 488 - Majesty understand, how her singular kindness doth overcome my power to acquit it ; who, though she will not be a mother, yet she sheweth herself, by feeding me with her own princely hand, as a careful nurse. And if I may be weaned to feed myself, I shall be more ready to serve her on the earth. If not, I hope to be in heaven a servitor for her and
Page 49 - It is incredible how quickly he wrought himself through the notice into the favour, through the court into the chamber, yea closet, yea bosom of Pope Pius Quintus; so that some wise men thought his Holiness did forfeit a parcel of his infallibility in giving credit to such a glorioso, vaunting that with three thousand soldiers he would beat all the English out of Ireland.
Page 335 - The lord treasurer remaineth still in disgrace, and behind my back her majesty giveth out very hard speeches of myself, which I the easier credit, for that I find in dealing with her I am nothing gracious; and if her majesty could be otherwise served, I should not be used.
Page 188 - Lo! you may see how a nobleman's son can use himself, and how he putteth off his cap to poor men: our Lord bless him.' This passage the recorder wrote in a letter to his father, adding, 'Your lordship hath cause to thank God for so virtuous a child.
Page 150 - I am bold, being bound by very conscience, to commend unto your honour's consideration the pitiful estate of John Fitz-Edmonds of Cloyne, a gentleman, and the only man untouched and proved true to the queen both in this and the last rebellion. Sir Warram can deliver his services, what he is, and what he deserveth.
Page 381 - Armada and the land, and are coming down upon them right before the wind. And now begins a fight most fierce and fell. " And fight they did confusedly, and with variable fortunes; while, on the one hand, the English manfully rescued the ships of London, which were hemmed in by the Spaniards ; and, on the other side, the Spaniards as stoutly delivered Recalde being in danger.
Page 479 - And as for you, although I perceive you have read many books to fortify your arguments in this case, yet I am apt to believe that you have not lighted upon the chapter that...
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