Private Character of Queen Elizabeth

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Lane, 1921 - Queens - 334 pages

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Page 71 - Table;* her Bosom was uncovered, as all the English Ladies have it, till they marry; and she had on a Necklace of exceeding fine Jewels; her Hands were small, her Fingers long, and her Stature neither tall nor low; her Air was stately, her Manner of speaking mild and obliging.
Page 224 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : But I would have you know that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by Cod, I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, ELIZABETH.
Page 182 - For though in the beginning when her Majesty sought you (after her good manner) she did bear with rugged dealing of yours, until she had what she fancied, yet now after satiety and fulness, it will rather hurt than help you.
Page 232 - This is the twelfth day since I saw the brightness of that sun that giveth light unto my sense and soul. I wax an amazed creature. Give me leave, madam, to remove myself out of this irksome shadow, so far as my imagination with these good means may lead me towards you : and let me thus salute you : Live for ever, most excellent creature, and love some man to show yourself thankful for God's high labour in you.
Page 6 - My lord, these are shameful slanders, for the which, besides the great desire I have to see the king's majesty, I shall most heartily desire your lordship that I may come to the court after your first determination that I may show myself there as I am.
Page 12 - I know that they are most deceived that trusteth most in themselves, wherefore I trust you shall never find that fault in me, to the which thing I do not see that your grace has made any direct answer at this time, and seeing they make so evil reports already shall be but an increasing of these evil tongues. Howbeit, you did write 'that if I would bring forth any that had reported it, you and the council would see it redressed...
Page 231 - Would God I were with you but for one hour. My wits are overwrought with thoughts. I find myself amazed. Bear with me, my most dear sweet Lady. Passion overcometh me. I can write no more. Love me ; for I love you.
Page 164 - But Dudley, though the most favoured, was not considered as her only lover: among his rivals were numbered Hatton and Raleigh, and Oxford and Blount, and Simier and Anjou : and it was afterwards believed that her licentious habits survived even when the fires of wantonness had been quenched by the chill of age. The court imitated the manners of the sovereign. It was a place in which, according to Faunt, " all enorrallies reigned in the highest degree," or, according to Harrington, " where there was...
Page 24 - Her mind has no womanly weakness, her perseverance is equal to that of a man, and her memory long keeps what it quickly picks up. She talks French and Italian as well as English : she has often talked to me readily and well in Latin, and moderately so in Greek. When she writes Greek and Latin, nothing is more beautiful than her hand-writing.
Page 243 - It is not long, since these two eyes beheld A mightie Prince, of most renowmed race, Whom England high in count of honour held...

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