Memoirs: Of Leonora Christina, Daughter of Christian IV of Denmark. Written During Her Imprisonment in the Blue Tower at Copenhagen, 1663-1685

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Page 156 - Will the LORD cast off for ever ? and will He be favourable no more? Is His mercy clean gone for ever ? doth His promise fail for evermore ? Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? hath He in anger shut up His tender mercies...
Page 153 - Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Page 156 - And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them ? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Page 156 - This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
Page 87 - Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity laid in the balances together ! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea : Therefore my words are swallowed up.
Page 307 - I know not if his hope was great ; at any rate it did not last long. Jonatha told me Ole's news. I wished the King's Majesty a prosperous journey (I knew already what order he had given), and it seemed to me from her countenance she was to some extent contented. At about eight o'clock Totzloff came up to me and informed me that the Lord Chancellor Count. Allefeldt had sent the prison governor a royal order that I was to be released from my imprisonment, and that I could leave when I pleased. (This...
Page 155 - I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear : But now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Page 170 - I lay there silently hoping that it might be so, that my husband had by death escaped his enemies ; and I thought with the greatest astonishment that I should have lived to see the day when I should wish my lord dead ; then sorrowful thoughts took possession of me, and I did not care to talk.
Page 113 - Nein,' said the Mistress of the Robes, 'Ihr sollet nichts behalten.' Abel Cath. said, 'We are strictly forbidden to leave you the smallest thing; I have been obliged to swear on my soul and salvation to the Queen that I would search you thoroughly...
Page 87 - ... you, my dear children.1 The first of these reasons is the remembrance of the omnipotence of God; for I cannot recall to mind my sorrow and grief, my fears and distresses, without at the same time remembering the almighty power of God, who in all my sufferings, my...

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