Letters of Lady Rachel Russell: From the Manuscript in the Library at Wooburn [sic] Abbey : to which are Prefixed, an Introduction, Vindicating the Character of Lord Russell Against Sir John Dalrymple, &c. : to which is Added, the Trial of Lord William Russell for High Treason, Extracted from the State Trials
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Page 243 - ... yet secretly my heart mourns, too sadly I fear, and cannot be comforted, because I have not the dear companion and sharer of all my joys and sorrows. I want him to talk with, to walk with, to eat and sleep with. All these things are irksome to me now: the day unwelcome, and the night so too. All company and meals I would avoid, if it might be...
Page 243 - I know I have deserved my punishment, and will be silent under it; but yet secretly my heart mourns, too sadly I fear, and cannot be comforted, because I have not the dear companion and sharer of all my joys and sorrows. I want him to talk with, to walk with, to eat and sleep with; all these things are irksome to me...
Page cxxv - Queen, or of their eldest son and heir: or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest sou and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm, or be adherent to the King's enemies in his realm, giving them aid or comfort in the realm or elsewhere, and thereof be probably (or provably ' probablement ') attainted of open deed by people of their condition.
Page 241 - I was so importunate to speak with Your Majesty, I thought I had some reason to believe I should have inclined you to, not from the credit of my word, but upon the evidence of what I had to say. I hope I have writ nothing in this that will displease Your Majesty.
Page 500 - Majesty was going out, and therefore desired him to appoint me another time, which he did on the Saturday morning after. Then I came again, and he took me into his closet, where I told him, that I could not but have a deep sense of his Majesty's great grace and favour to me, not only to offer me the best thing he had to give, but to press it so earnestly upon me.
Page cxxv - When a man doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the King, or of our Lady his Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the...
Page 501 - I told him, that I tendered my life to him, and did humbly devote it to be disposed of as he thought fit.
Page 457 - Now I am informed by the statute 1 Jac. c. 1. that lineal succession is a privilege belonging to the imperial crown, and by 12 Car. 2 c. 30. 17. that by the undoubted and fundamental laws of this kingdom, neither the peers of this realm, nor the commons, nor both together, in parliament, or out of parliament, nor the people collectively, nor representatively, nor any persons whatsoever, hath, or ought to have, any coercive power over the kings of this realm.
Page 323 - Indeed : it burnt with so great violence, the whole house was consumed by five o'clock. The wind blew strong this way, so that we lay under fire a great part of the time, the sparks and flames continually covering the house, and filling the court.