Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 3

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain - 12 pages

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Page 11 - I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm ; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.
Page xcii - I will report no other wonder but this ; that though I lived with him, and knew him from a child, yet I never knew him other than a man : with such staidness of mind, lovely and familiar gravity, as carried grace and reverence above greater years. His talk ever of knowledge, and his very play tending to enrich his mind ; so as even his teachers found something in him to observe and learn, above that which they had usually read or taught.
Page i - Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, engraved from authentic Pictures in the Galleries of the ' Nobility and the Public Collections of the Country : with Biographical and Historical Memoirs of their Lives and Actions. By Edmund Lodge, Esq., FSA London, folio, three volumes (200 Engravings).
Page 127 - From all society, from love and hate Of worldly folk; then should he sleep secure, Then wake again, and yield God ever praise, Content with hips and haws and bramble-berry; In contemplation passing out his days, And change of holy thoughts to make him merry. Who when he dies, his tomb may be a bush, Where harmless robin dwells with gentle thrush." " Your majesty's exiled servant,
Page 11 - ... grow by me, I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns, and we do assure you, on the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you.
Page 127 - From a mind delighting in sorrow; from spirits wasted with passion; from a heart torn in pieces with care, grief, and travail; from a man that hateth himself, and all things else that keep him alive; what service can your majesty expect, since any service past deserves no more than banishment and proscription to the cursedest of all islands? It is your rebel's pride and...
Page xcix - I see the great work indeed in hand against the abusers of the world, wherein it is no greater fault to have confidence in man's power than it is too hastily to despair of God's work.
Page 36 - ... queen, considering the great peril she is hourly subject to so long as the said queen shall live. Wherein, besides a kind of lack of love towards her, she noteth greatly that you have not that care of your own particular safeties, or rather of the preservation of religion, and the public good and prosperity of your country...
Page xcix - I cannot promise of my own course, because I know there is a higher power that must uphold me, or else I shall fall ; but certainly I trust I shall not by other men's wants be drawn from myself. Therefore, good sir, to...
Page 109 - God first, and next the queen ; and, if her service should put him out of God's service, he hoped her majesty would give him leave to choose an everlasting rather than a momentary service. And, as for the queen, she had been his so gracious lady...