Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: 1418-1529

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Henry Ellis
Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1825 - 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 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 show 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."* Sir John Eliot's quotations from Tacitus stung to the quick.
Page 210 - I cannot say certainly whether it was intended; but I am sure it is hindered ; for the other, though I have good grounds to believe it, and am still hunting after it, yet...
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 336 - He blessed all his children one by one, pulling them to him on the bed. And then the bishops moved him, as he was the Lord's anointed, and the father of his country, to bless them also, and all that were there present, and in them the whole body of his subjects. Whereupon, the room being full, all fell down upon their knees, and he raised himself on his bed, and very solemnly blessed them all.
Page 119 - ... to the distressed Lady Elizabeth a, and having drunk, kissed his sword, and laying his hand upon it, took an oath to live and die in her service ; then delivered the cup and sword to the next, and so the health and ceremonie went round.
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 Tiim.
Page 276 - Oxford, [that our king was fitter to stand in a Cheapside shop, with an apron before him, and say,
Page 264 - But to prevent all disorder, the trainbands kept a guard on both sides of the way all along, from Wallingford House to Westminster church, beating up their drums loud, and carrying their pikes and muskets upon their shoulders as in a march, not trailing them at their heels, as is usual at a mourning.

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