The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, and Various Matters Connected Therewith, from Contemporary Mss. [With a Portrait.]
Richard Bentley, 1846 - 551 pagina's
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Pagina 466 - No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech, but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke ; and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion.
Pagina 466 - My conceit of his person was never increased toward him by his place, or honours, but I have and do reverence him, for the greatness that was only proper to himself, in that he seemed to me ever, by his work, one of the greatest men, and most worthy of admiration, that had been in many ages. In his adversity I ever prayed that God would give him strength ; for greatness he could not want.
Pagina 523 - tis to rule, for that's a monarch's end. They call my tenderness of blood my fear, Though manly tempers can the longest bear. Yet, since they will divert my native course, 'Tis time to show I am not good by force.
Pagina 549 - Which, form'd into a garland sweet, Lay humbly at your monarch's feet ; Who, as the odours reach his throne, Will smile, and think them all his own ; For law and...
Pagina 455 - Certainly his times for good commonwealth's laws did excel. So as he may justly be celebrated for the best lawgiver to this nation, after King Edward the First ; for his laws, whoso marks them well, are deep, and not vulgar ; not made upon the spur of a particular occasion for the present, but out of providence of the future, to make the estate of his people still more and more happy ; after the manner of the legislators in ancient and heroical times.
Pagina 466 - ... more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.
Pagina 198 - Since laws were made, for every degree, To curb vice in others, as well as me, I wonder we han't better company Upon Tyburn tree.
Pagina 549 - As soon as you can hear his knell, This god on earth turns devil in hell : And lo ! his ministers of state...
Pagina 8 - First her eye kindles other ladies' eyes, Then from their beams their jewels' lustres rise ; And from their jewels torches do take fire, And all is warmth, and light, and good desire.