Letters of the Kings of England, Now First Collected from Royal Archives, and Other Authentic Sources, Private as Well as Public

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Page 63 - And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, Shall think themselves accurs'd, they were not here; And hold their manhoods cheap, while any speaks, That fought with us upon saint Crispin's day.
Page 102 - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
Page 25 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Page 283 - ... end ; and then I trust, my lord, to recompense part of your great pains. In the which I must require you, in the mean time, to accept my good will in the stead of the power ; the which must proceed partly from you, as our Lord knoweth, whom I beseech to send you long life with continuance in honour.
Page 269 - The demonstrations of your affections are such, the fine thoughts of your letter so cordially expressed, that they oblige me for ever to honour, love, and serve you sincerely, beseeching you to continue in the same firm and constant purpose ; and assuring you, that, on my part, I will not only make you a suitable return, but outdo you in loyalty of heart, if it be possible. I desire...
Page 281 - I assure you all the greatness of this world could not counterpoise for my satisfaction the knowledge and certainty thereof. Therefore, good sweetheart, continue the same, not only in this, but in all your doings hereafter ; for thereby shall come, both to you and me the greatest quietness that may be in this world.
Page 136 - We for many causes would be sorry that he should be so disposed. Pray you, therefore, to send for him, and in that ye goodly may, exhort and stir him to the contrary...
Page 137 - Being given to understand your good devoir and entreaty to advance me to the furtherance of my rightful claim, due and lineal inheritance of that crown, and for the just depriving of that homicide and unnatural tyrant which now unjustly bears dominion over you...
Page 280 - I assure you, me-thinketh the time longer since your departing now last than I was wont to do a whole fortnight. I think your kindness and my fervency of love causeth it, for otherwise I would not have thought it possible, that for so little a while it should have grieved me. But now that I am coming towards you, me-thinketh my pains be half relieved, and also I am right well comforted, insomuch that my book maketh substantially for my matter.

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