The court and times of James the first, illustrated by authentic and confidential letters [compiled by T. Birch] ed. with an intr. and notes by the author of 'Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea'.

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Thomas Birch, Robert Folkestone Williams
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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 4 - Proverbs, and was exceedingly well liked generally, the rather for that he did Queen Elizabeth great right, and held himself close to the text, without flattering the time too much.
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 359 - He made choice of the civilest and best-fashioned gentlemen of the house to sup with him: and being at supper, took a cup of wine in one hand, and held his sword drawn in the other, and so began a health to the distressed Lady Elizabeth, and having drunk, kissed the sword, and laying his hand upon it, took an oath to live and die in her service ; then delivered the cup and sword to the next, and so the health and ceremony went round.
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.
Page 258 - ... pleasure in parliament, they shall be ready, to the uttermost of their powers, both with their lives and fortunes, to assist him, so as, by the divine help of Almighty God (who is never wanting...
Page 9 - There is 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 - For she is not banished, but still stays there till the progress, and then to take occasion to go into 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,...
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, so great is the number'.

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