The Court of Queen Elizabeth

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G. Smeeton, 1814 - Great Britain - 127 pages

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Page 76 - ... drew the curtain between himself and the light of her grace, and then death overwhelmed the remnant, and utterly deprived him of recovery, and they say of him, that had he brought less to her court than he did, he might have carried away more than he brought, for he had a time on it, but an ill husband of opportunity.
Page 104 - ... she knew there was in him some noble blood, with some other expressions of pity towards his house; and then again demanding his name she said, 'fail you not to come to the Court, and I will bethink myself how to do you good.
Page 10 - I have and will, at my pleasure, bequeath my favour, and likewise resume the same; and if you think to rule here, I will take a course to see you forthcoming * ; I will have here but one mistress, and no master...
Page 52 - I have heard it spoken, that, had he not slighted the court, but applied himself to the queen, he might have enjoyed a plentiful portion of her grace; and it was his saying, and it did him no good, that he was none of the Reptilia, intimating that he could not creep on the ground, and that the court was not his element: for indeed, as he was a great soldier, so he was of a suitable magnanimity, and could not brook the obsequiousness and assiduity of the court...
Page 13 - ... inauspicious war, which did much disturb and mislead her judgment; and the more for that it was a precedent taken out of her own pattern. For as the Queen, by way of division, had, at her coming to the crown, supported the revolted States of Holland, so did the King of Spain turn the trick upon herself, towards her going out, by cherishing the Irish rebellion...
Page 73 - Nottingham, who shewed it to her husband the Admiral, an enemy of Lord Essex, in order to take his advice. The Admiral forbid her to carry it, or return any answer to the message ; but insisted upon her keeping the ring.
Page 3 - ... bond (confirmative religion) which made them one ; for the king never called her by any other appellation but his sweetest and dearest sister, and was scarce his own man, she being absent ; which was not so between him and the Lady Mary.
Page 69 - Sir John Perrot was wont to say, by the galliard, for he came thither as a private gentleman of the Inns of Court, in a masque: and, for his activity and person, which was tall and proportionable, taken into her favour.
Page 103 - ... till at length it was told the Queene, he was brother to the Lord William Mountjoy, thus enquirie with the eye of her Majesty fixed upon him, as she was wont to doe, and to daunt men she knew not, stirred the blood of the young gentleman...

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