Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: To 1726

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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 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 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 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 255 - Fryer close at his ear, in the very moment as the said knight withdrew himself from the duke, the assassin 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 238 - Monday, about three in the afternoon, the king, passing into the queen's side ', and finding some Frenchmen, her servants, unreverently dancing and curvetting in her presence, took her by the hand, and led her into his lodgings, locking the door after him, and shutting out all...
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.
Page 286 - Besides that, he was amorous in poetry and music, to which he indulged the greatest part of his time ; and nothing could have tempted him out of those paths of pleasure which he enjoyed in a full and ample fortune, but honour and ambition to serve the King when he saw him in distress, and abandoned by most of those who 1 Memoirs of Sir Hugh Cholmley, 1787, I, 50. * Clarendon, Book VIII, 76, 82, 85, 86, 87. were in the highest degree obliged to him and by him.

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