A history of the Markham family

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Printed by J. B. Nichols and sons, 1854 - 116 páginas
 

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Página 44 - The younger Markham* did several gallant feats on a horse before the gate, leaping down and kissing his sword, then mounting swiftly on the saddle, and passed a lance with much skill. The day well nigh spent, the Queen went and tasted a small beverage that was set out in divers rooms where she might pass; and then in much order was attended to her palace, the cornets and trumpets sounding through the streets.
Página 44 - She had a marvelous suit of velvet borne by four of her first women attendants in rich apparel ; two ushers did go before, and at going up stairs she called for a staff, and was much wearied in walking about the house, and said she wished to come another day. Six drums and six trumpets waited in the court, and sounded at her approach and departure.
Página 38 - That I Gervase Markham, of London, gent- do promise hereafter never to write any more book or books to be printed of the diseases or cures of any cattle, as horse, oxe, cowe, sheepe, swine, and goates, &c. In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand the 24th day of Julie, 1617. GERVIS MARKHAM.
Página 44 - Her Highness hath done honour to my poor house by visiting me, and seemed much pleased at what we did to please her. My son made her a fair speech, to which she did give most gracious reply. The women did dance before her, whilst the cornets did salute from the gallery ; and she did vouchsafe to eat two morsels of rich comfit cake, and drank a small cordial from a gold cup. She had a marvelous suit of...
Página 28 - You have now a secret from one that wisheth you all welfare and honour ; I know there are overlookers set on you all, so God direct your discretion. Sir William Knolles is not well pleased, the Queen is not well pleased, the Lord Deputy may be pleased now, but I sore fear what may happen hereafter.
Página 68 - ... defended himself with great spirit and eloquence. He was not a florid nor a frequent preacher. He particularly disdained those arts by which popularity is often acquired from the pulpit ; but in the exercise of his clerical functions, his voice was clear, distinct, and melodious. His language was remarkable for its simplicity and elegance ; his sentences were concise and persjMniou ; and his manner in public, as in private, was animated, dignified, and persuasive.
Página 67 - The virtues of this distinguished prelate were of the most benevolent and amiable kind. With great learning, he was modest; though raised to the highest station, he was meek and humble. His religion was a religion of the mind ; practised in all the concerns of life, without austerity, and free from ostentation ; a strict integrity, and high sense of honour, were conspicuous in all his dealings ; and his promises were unbroken. The mildness of his temper rendered him indulgent to the faults...
Página 66 - His powers of mind, reach of thought, memory, learning, scholar ship,and taste were of the very first order, but he was indolent, -and his composition wanted this powerful aiguillon. Both in public and in private he would suffer any one to take the lead in the discussion : never on any occasion whatever did I see him slater son esprit.
Página 44 - ... a lance with much skill. The day well nigh spent, the queen went and tasted a small beverage, that was set out in divers rooms where she might pass, and then, in much order, was attended to her palace, the cornets and trumpets sounding through the streets.
Página 87 - ... estates, which otherwise like suckers must feed on the stock of his own exchequer. " There was at this time, one Sir Thomas Cook, late lord mayor of London and knight of the Bath, one who had well...

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