Female biography, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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no. 37, South second-street. Fry and Kammerer, printers, 1807 - Women
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Page 481 - Pembroke's mother; Death, ere thou hast kill'd another, Fair, and learn'd, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee. Marble piles let no man raise To her name, for after-dales Some kind woman, born as she, Reading this, like Niobe, Shall turn marble, and become Both her mourner, and her tomb.
Page 434 - Russel's consort, a woman of virtue, daughter and heir of the good earl of Southampton, threw herself at the king's feet and pleaded with many tears the merits and loyalty of her father, as an atonement for those errors into which honest, however mistaken, principles had seduced her husband.
Page 300 - Thames side, to wit, at Chelsey, late my Lord of Lincoln's,* a commodious house, neither mean, nor subject to envy yet magnificent enough ; there he converseth affably with his family, his wife, his son, and daughter-inlaw, his three daughters and their husbands, with eleven grandchildren. There is not any man living so loving to his children as he ; and he loveth his old wife as well as if she were a young maid...
Page 144 - Weep not, good Melvil, there is at present great cause for rejoicing. Thou shalt this day see Mary Stewart delivered from all her cares, and such an end put to her tedious sufferings, as she has long expected. Bear witness that I die constant in my religion ; firm in my fidelity towards Scotland ; and unchanged in my affection to France. Commend me to my son. Tell him I have done nothing injurious to his kingdom, to his honour, or to his rights ; and God forgive all those who have thirsted, without...
Page 458 - In the same city, on the same day, and at the same hour, in the year 1348, this luminary disappeared from our world. I was then at Verona, ignorant of my wretched situation.
Page 303 - So that now must we hereafter, if we like to live together, be contented to become contributories together. But, by my counsel, it shall not be best for us to fall to the lowest fare first. "We will not therefore descend to Oxford fare, nor to the...
Page 140 - the English should now thirst for the blood of a foreign prince ; they have often offered violence to their own monarchs. But after so many sufferings, death comes to me as a welcome deliverer. I am proud to think that my life is deemed of importance to the catholic religion, and as a martyr for it I am now willing to die."§ After the publication of the sentence, Mary was stripped of every remaining mark of royalty.
Page 481 - Lies the subject of all verse; Sydney's sister, Pembroke's mother; Death, ere thou hast kill'd another, Fair, and learn'd, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 134 - I came into the kingdom," said she, " an independent sovereign, to implore the queen's assistance, not to subject myself to her authority. Nor is my spirit so broken by its past misfortunes, or so intimidated by present dangers, as to stoop to any thing unbecoming the majesty of a crowned head, or that will disgrace the ancestors from whom I am descended, and the son to whom I shall leave my throne. If I must be tried, princes alone can be my peers. The queen of England's subjects, however noble...

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