The court of King James the First, Volume 1

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Pagina 226 - Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face. But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
Pagina 366 - Pitch thy behaviour low ; thy projects, high ; So shalt thou humble and magnanimous be. Sink not in spirit : who aimeth at the sky, Shoots higher much, than he that means a tree.
Pagina 252 - Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all To envious and calumniating time. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin...
Pagina 141 - At the pronouncing of the opinion of the lords, and the demand whether he had anything to say, why sentence of death should not be given against him, these only were his words — " I have nothing to say," there he paused long — " and yet a word of Tacitus comes in my mind.
Pagina 78 - ... years of age, that things done in his name might have the better authority. He would, in no case, have it deferred one day, and either then or never...
Pagina 107 - Paracelsus, trading in chemical receipts with great success. His eye was excellent at the instant discovery of a cadaverous face, on which he would not lavish any art. This made him, at the first sight of sick prince Henry, to get himself out of sight. Knowing himself to be the prince of physicians, he would be observed accordingly. Compliments would prevail nothing with him, entreaties but little, surly threatenings would do much, and a witty jeer do anything. He was better pleased with presents...
Pagina 97 - ... the court was very much neglected, and in effect the people were very generally weary of an old woman's government. .And this no doubt might be some cause of the Queen's melancholy, and that she should break out...
Pagina 59 - ... chamber of presence, where most of the earls and noblemen about the Court attended, and made it a great day. He was brought in attired in a long robe of black velvet, well jewelled and buttoned...
Pagina 163 - You may well have a greater prince, but you shall never have a more loving prince ! ' and so, looking one upon another for a while, the Queen departed. This wrought such an impression upon us, for shows and pageants are ever best seen by torchlight, that all the way long we did nothing but talk what an admirable Queen she was, and how we would adventure our lives to do her service.
Pagina 325 - Stenny, you are a fool, and will shortly repent this folly, and will find that in this fit of popularity you are making a rod with which you will be scourged yourself...

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