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The Privy Purse Expences of King Henry the Eighth: From November Mdxxix, to ...
Nicholas Harris Nicolas
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Page 302 - Then immediately after this great shot of guns, the cardinal desired the Lord Chamberlain and Comptroller, to look what this sudden shot should mean, as though he knew nothing of the matter. They thereupon looking out of the windows into Thames, returned again, and showed him, that it seemed to them there should be some noblemen and strangers arrived at his bridge, as ambassadors from some foreign prince.
Page 346 - I found him shooting at the rounds in the park, on the backside of the garden. And perceiving him occupied in shooting, thought it not my duty to trouble him : but leaned to a tree, intending to stand there, and to attend his gracious pleasure. Being in a great study, at the last the king came suddenly behind me, where I stood, and clapped his hand upon my shoulder; and when I perceived him, I fell upon my knee. To whom he said, calling me by name: 'I will...
Page 293 - In days of yore, here Ampthill's towers were seen, The mournful refuge of an injur'd queen ; Here flow'd her pure but unavailing tears, Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet Freedom hence her radiant banner wav'd, And Love aveng'da realm by priests enslav'd ; From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from lawless Henry's bed.
Page 370 - Jonson, vol. ii. p. 49., says, " In the time of Ben Jonson, in consequence of the interruptions to Divine Service occasioned by the ringing of the spurs worn by persons walking and transacting business in cathedrals, and especially in St. Paul's, a small fine was imposed on them, called " spur-monry," the exaction of which was committed to the beadles and singing-boys.
Page xxiv - ... or backgammon, shovel-board, dice, and cards; wagers on races run against dogs, or at shooting or hunting; payments to people for making dogs perform tricks ; gratuities to persons for different feats, as eating a buck, riding two horses at once, and others of a similar description.
Page 346 - make an end of my game, and then will I talk with you '; and so departed to his mark, whereat the game was ended. Then the king delivered his bow unto the yeoman of his bows, and went his way inward to the palace...
Page 356 - And then spake he to mistress Anne, saying, ' Good sweetheart, I pray you at this my instance, as ye love us, to send the cardinal a token with comfortable words ; and in so doing ye shall do us a loving pleasure.
Page 351 - Tarleton play the clowne, and use no other breeches than such sloppes or slivings as now many gentlemen weare ; they are almost capable of a bushel of wheate, and if they bee of sackecloth they would serve to carriemawlt to the mill. This absurde, clownish, and unseemly attire only by custome now is not misliked, but rather approved...
Page 356 - ... sweetheart, I pray you at this my instance, as ye love us, to send the cardinal a token with comfortable words ; and in so doing ye shall do us a loving pleasure.' She being not minded to disobey the king's earnest request, whatsoever she intended in her heart towards the cardinal, took incontinent her tablet of gold hanging at her girdle, and delivered it to Master Buttes, with very gentle and comfortable words and commendations to the cardinal.