Original letters, illustrative of English history; with notes and illustr. by H. Ellis, Volume 3

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sir Henry Ellis
Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824 - Great Britain

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Page 49 - Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Page 118 - He made choise of some thirty of the civillest and bestfashioned gentlemen of the House to sup with him ; and, being at supper, took a cup of wine in one hand, and held his sword drawn in the other, and so began a health to the distressed Lady Elizabeth...
Page 306 - Sir, they are trusty. I beseech you in the name of God not to discourage them. I wish this action may beget thankfulness and humility in all that are concerned in it. He that ventures his life for the liberty of his country, I wish he trust God for the liberty of his conscience, and you for the liberty he fights for.
Page 226 - My Lord, do you jeer me ! are these things to be jeered at? My Lord I can shew you when a man of a greater blood than your Lordship, as high in place and power, and as deep in the favour of the King as you, hath been hanged for as small a crime as the least of these Articles contain.
Page 301 - We charged their regiments of foot with our horse, and routed all we charged. The particulars I cannot relate now; but I believe, of twenty thousand the Prince hath not four thousand left. Give glory, all the glory, to God.
Page 119 - Twelfe-night, in the dead time of the night, shot off all the chambers they had borrowed from the Tower, being as many as filled four carts. The King, awakened with this noise, started out of his bed, and cryed,
Page 255 - Assasinate gave him with a back blow a deep wound into his left side, leaving the knife in his body: which the Duke himself pulling out, on a sudden effusion of spirits, he sunk down under the Table in the next room and immediately expired.
Page 333 - Ken applied himself much to the awaking the King's conscience. He spoke with a great elevation, both of thought and expression, like a man inspired, as those who were present told me. He resumed the matter often, and pronounced many short ejaculations and prayers, which affected all that were present, except him that was the most concerned, who seemed to take no notice of him, and made no answers to him.
Page 335 - God that he did so, and that he suffered patiently. He every now and then would seem to wish for Death, and beg the pardon of the standers by, and those that were employed about him, that he gave them so much trouble: that he hoped the work was almost over : he was weary of this world : he had enough of it : and he was going to a better.
Page 312 - Though the loss of Bristol be a great blow to me, yet your surrendering it as you did is of so much affliction to me, that it makes me not only forget the consideration of that place, but is likewise the greatest trial of my constancy that hath yet befallen me. For what is to be done after one that is so near me as you are, both in blood and friendship, submits himself to so mean an action (I give it the easiest term) ? such — I have so much to say, that I will say no more of it...

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