Arabella Stuart: A Romance from English History, Volume 2

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Pagina 93 - Hope did essay 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 ; Charity came to the king's feet, and seemed to cover the multitude of sins her sisters had committed : in some sort she made obeisance, and...
Pagina 93 - 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.
Pagina 291 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Pagina 93 - Now did 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.
Pagina 64 - Good Mr. Jowler, we pray you speak to the King (for he hears you every day, and so doth he not us) that it will please his Majesty to go back to London, for else the country will be undone ; all our provision is spent already, and we are not able to entertain him longer.
Pagina 115 - Fetch me that flower — the herb I show'd thee once ; The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid Will make a man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees.
Pagina 93 - Hope, who were both sick in the lower hall.* " Next came Victory, in bright armour, and presented a rich sword to the king, who did not accept it, but put it by with his hand; and by a strange medley of versification did endeavour to make suit to the king. But Victory did not triumph long; for after much lamentable utterance, she was led away...
Pagina 188 - ONE half the world does not know how the other half live, is an old English proverb, and a true one ; but there is something more to be said upon the subject than even that, — not one millionth part of the world know what the rest are doing. Happy were it for them if they did; for how many a base and criminal design would be frustrated ; how many an anxious and careful thought would be avoided; how many a wise and prudent scheme would find success ; how many a good man, struggling with poverty,...
Pagina 70 - They beg our lands, our goods, our lives, They switch our nobles, make love to their wives, They pinch our gentry, and send for our Benchers, They stab our sergeants, and pistol our fencers.
Pagina 64 - Good Mr. Jowler, we pray you speak to the king (for he hears you every day, and so doth he not us), that it will please his majestic to go back to London, for els the contry wil be undoon: all our provision is spent already, and we are not able to intertayne him longer.

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