Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners, in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, & James I: Exhibited in a Series of Original Papers, Selected from the Mss. of the Noble Families of Howard, Talbot, and Cecil; Containing ... a Great Part of the Correspondence of Elizabeth and Her Ministers, with George, Sixth Earl of Shrewsbury, During the Fifteen Years in which Mary, Queen of Scots, Remained in His Custody, Volumen 1
J. Chidley, 1838 - 560 páginas
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Página 464 - ... openly, show themselves satisfied with her abode here, and, within short time after, either by reconcilement or the death of the child, join together to demand of the Queen the delivery home of their Queen to govern her own realm, she also making the like request ; and then the Queen, having no just cause to detain her, be bound in honour to return her into her realm, and for matters that in this time shall pass, have her a mortal enemy for ever after.* And thus, ceasing to trouble yon any further,...
Página 448 - I hear, none return discontented from his company. He is greatly beloved here of all men. The chiefest gallants of these parts are his men, and follow his Court...
Página 450 - SUSSEX." (Lodge, II. pp. 15-18.) Wise and loyal as Burleigh, without his blind attachment to the monarch; vigilant as Walsingham, but disdaining his low cunning ; magnificent as Leicester, but incapable of hypocrisy; and brave as Raleigh, with the piety of a primitive Christian ; he seemed above the common objects of human ambition, and wanted — if the expression may be allowed — those dark shades of character which make men the heroes of history. Hence it is, probably, that our writers have...
Página 499 - I was after little better than a Marshal ; I had then nothing left to me but to direct hanging matters...
Página 500 - SherifFsbailiffto deliver over possessions. Blame me not good Mr. Secretary, though my pen utter somewhat of that swell in my stomach, for I see I am kept but for a broom, and when I have done my office to be thrown out of the door. I am the first nobleman that hath been thus used. True service deserves honour and credit, and not reproach and open defaming; but, seeing the one is ever delivered to me instead of the other, I must leave to serve, or lose my honour ; which, being continued so long,...
Página 34 - ... Mrs. Coward, widow, of Southampton," to marry Symonds; another, without signature or address, on the same matter; and a third to Mrs. Coward, from one who styles himself " fellow of the said Symonds." Allen, in a letter to the Earl of Shrewsbury, dated 1517, says, " Sir William Compton showed unto me that my lord cardinal wrote unto Mrs. Vernon, if she would attain the king's favour, to bear her good mind to his servant Tyrwhitt.
Página 460 - Scotland. And if she would agree to this, I think they would not only forbear to touch her in honour, but also deliver to her all matters that they have to charge her, and denounce her clear by parliament, and therewith put her in hope, not only to receive her again to her royal estate if her son die, but also, upon some proof of the forgetting of her displeasure, to procure in short time that she may be restored in her son's life, and he to give place to her for...
Página xxviii - Derby ; to Sir William Cavendish ; and to Sir William St. Lo, Captain of the Guard to Queen Elizabeth. She prevailed upon the first of these gentlemen, who died without issue, to settle his estate on her and her heirs, who were abundantly produced from her second marriage. Her third husband, who was very rich, was led, by her persuasions, to make a similar disposition of his fortune, to 'the utter prejudice of his daughters by a former wife ; and now, unsated with the wealth and caresses of three...