Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 7

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain

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Page 11 - House one morning, well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish; his voice sharp and...
Page 11 - The dimensions of this mercy are above my thoughts. It is, for aught I know, a crowning mercy. Surely, if it be not, such a one we shall have, if this provoke those that are concerned in it to thankfulness ; and the Parliament to do the will of Him who hath done His will for it, and for the Nation; — whose good pleasure it is to establish the Nation and the Change of the Government, by making the People so willing to the defence thereof, and so signally blessing the endeavours of your servants...
Page 48 - I bade him alight, which with all willingness he quickly granted, and there, in a meadow ancle deep in water at the least, bidding farewell to our doublets, in our shirts began to charge each other, having afore commanded our surgeons to withdraw themselves a pretty distance from us, conjuring them, besides, as they respected our...
Page 7 - I received your letter with indignation, and with scorn I return you this answer : that I cannot but wonder whence you should gather any hopes from me, that I should (like you) prove treacherous to my Sovereign ; since you cannot be insensible of my former actings in his late Majesty's service ; from which principle of loyalty I am no way departed.
Page 48 - ... level through my body, and almost to my back. And there we wrestled for the two greatest and dearest prizes we could ever expect trial for, honour and life. In which struggling my hand, having but an ordinary glove on it, lost one of her servants, though the meanest; which hung by a skin, and to sight yet remaineth as before, and I am put in hope one day to recover the use of it again.
Page 7 - ... it. This King in his first year sent him the Garter; which, in many respects, he had expected from the last. And the sense of that honour made him so readily comply with the King's command in attending him, when he had no confidence in the undertaking, nor any inclination to the Scots ; who, he thought, had too much guilt upon them in having depressed the crown to be made instruments of repairing and restoring it.
Page 23 - He was of an excellent humour, and very easy to live with ; and under a grave countenance, covered the most of mirth, and caused more than any man of the most pleasant disposition. He never used...
Page 50 - For my lord's, surgeon, when nobody dreamt of it, came full at me with his lord's sword ; and had not mine with my sword interposed himself, I had been slain by those base hands : although my lord Bruce, weltering in his blood, and past all expectation of life, .conformable to all his former carriage, which was undoubtedly noble, cried out

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