Female biography: or, memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries, Volumes 3-4

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Printed for Richard Phillips, 1803 - Women

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Page 75 - Christ was the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what that word did make it, That I believe and take it.
Page 497 - Art she had none, yet wanted none ; For Nature did that want supply : So rich in treasures of her own, She might our boasted stores defy : Such noble vigour did her verse adorn, That it seemed borrowed where 'twas only born.
Page 274 - For the Queen! For the Queen! A plot is laid for my life!
Page 334 - Bui-net, •who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that " She was more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better ; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 105 - Queen, smiling) that loose gown becomes you mighty well, I wonder your notions should be so narrow.
Page 103 - It is your shame (I speak to you all, you young gentlemen of England), that one maid should go beyond you all in excellency of learning and knowledge of divers tongues. Point forth six of the best given gentlemen of this court, and all they together show not so much good will, spend not so much time, bestow not so many hours daily, orderly, and constantly, for the increase of learning and knowledge, as doth the Queen's Majesty herself.
Page 287 - ... that absolute princes, such as the sovereigns of England, were a species of divinity...
Page 221 - English ships in harbor ; and he was tempted, by the prospect of so decisive an advantage, to break his orders, and make sail directly for Plymouth : a resolution which proved the safety of England. The Lizard was the first land made by the Armada, about sunset ; and as the Spaniards took it for the Ramhead near Plymouth, they bore out to sea with an intention of returning next day and attacking the English navy.
Page 36 - LADY ; which having proved to be true by the rules of art, " madam," says he, " I see you build much on anagrams, and I have found out one which I hope vd11 fit you. This said, and reading it aloud, he put it into her hands in writing ; which •happy fancy brought that grave court into such a laughter, and the poor woman thereupon into such a confusion, that afterwards...
Page 498 - Shall never more be seen by mortal eyes ; In earth the much-lamented virgin lies. Not wit, nor piety, could fate prevent ; Nor was the cruel destiny content To finish all the murder at a blow, To sweep at once her life and beauty too But, like a harden'd felon, took a pride To work more mischievously slow, And plunder'd first, and then destroy'd. O double sacrilege on things Divine, To rob the relic, and deface the shrine...

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