Secret History of the Court of James the First, Volume 2

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Page 388 - His majesty majesty then got up, and would dance with the queen of Sheba; but he fell down and humbled himself before her, and was carried to an inner chamber and laid on a bed of state ; which was not a little...
Page 389 - Now did appear, in rich dress, Hope, Faith and Charity. Hope did assay to speak, but wine rendered her endeavours so feeble that she withdrew and hoped the King would excuse her brevity. Faith was then all alone, for I am certain she was not joined with good works, and left the court in a staggering condition.
Page 389 - I am certain she was not joined with good works, and left the Court in a staggering condition; Charity came to the King's feet, and seemed to cover the multitude of sins her sisters had committed; in some...
Page 388 - ... beholder. Our feasts were magnificent, and the two royal guests did most lovingly embrace each other at table. I think the Dane hath strangely wrought on our good English nobles; for those whom I could never get to taste good liquor, now follow the fashion, and wallow in beastly delights. The ladies abandon their sobriety, and are seen to roll about in intoxication.
Page 388 - One day a great feast was held ; and after dinner the representation of Solomon's temple, and the coming of the Queen of Sheba was made, or (as I may better say) was meant to have been made, before their majesties, by device of the Earl of Salisbury and others.
Page 390 - I do often say, but not aloud, that the Danes have again conquered the •Britons ; for I see no man, or woman either, that can now command himself or herself.
Page 389 - Peace make entry, and strive to get foremost to the king ; but I grieve to tell how great wrath she did discover unto those of her attendants ; and, much contrary to her semblance, most rudely made war with her olive branch, and laid on the pates of those who did oppose her coming.
Page 2 - ... he was naturally of a timorous disposition, which was the reason of his quilted doublets; his eyes large, ever rolling after any stranger that came in his presence, insomuch, as many for shame have left the room, as being out of countenance...
Page 390 - I will now, in good sooth, declare to you, who will not blab, that the gunpowder fright is got out of all our heads, and we are going on, hereabouts, as if the devil was contriving every man should blow up himself, by wild riot, excess, and devastation of time and temperance.
Page 231 - Monday came, all was well. Tuesday came, he not sick. Wednesday came, and still he was...

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