Illustrations of British history, biography and manners in the reigns of Henry viii ... [to] James i, in papers from the MSS. of the families of Howard, Talbot and Cecil; containing a great part of the correspondence of Elizabeth and her ministers with the sixth earl of Shrewsbury [ed.] with notes by E. Lodge, Volumen 1
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Página 460 - ... 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 you any further,...
Página 457 - These parties," says the earl of Sussex, " toss between them the crown and "public affairs of Scotland, and care neither for the " mother nor the child (as I think before God), but to
Página 444 - 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 446 - 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 496 - 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 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...
Página 454 - I think, will hardly be attempted for two causes: the one, for that if her adverse party accuse her of the murder by producing of her letters she will deny them, and accuse the most of them of manifest consent to the murder, hardly to be denied ; so as, upon the trial on both sides, her proofs will judicially fall best out, as it is thought.
Página 548 - October, 1572, in the four" teenth year of our reign." This following postscript is the queen's own hand : " My faithful Shrewsbury, let no grief touch your heart " for fear of my disease: for I assure you, if my credit were " not greater than my show, there is no beholder would be- CHAP. " lieve that ever I had been touched with such a malady. XXl1' " Your faithful loving friend, Anno 157*.
Página xxvi - Earl made an overture of marriage to the Lady Pope, widow of the famous founder of Trinity College, Oxford. Some original letters which passed between these experienced wooers upon that occasion are extant in the Unpublished Talbot MSS., but the etiquette of courtship in those days required more time than could be spared by two lovers whose united years made up somewhat more than a century, and the good old Earl was arrested by death when perhaps he had not made half his advances.