Letters of the Kings of England: Now First Collected from the Originals in Royal Archives, and from Other Authentic Sources, Private as Well as Public, Volume 2

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Page 17 - Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion.
Page 481 - A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Reign of Edward I. by JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, FRS, FSA, &c. 2 vols. 8vo. containing upwards of 1000 pages, closely printed in double columns, cloth, £2.
Page 142 - First, He shall marry into a disgraced house, which in reason of state is never held good. Next, He shall marry into a troubled house of man and wife, which in religion and Christian discretion is disliked. Thirdly, Your Lordship will go near to lose all such your friends as are adverse to Sir Edward Coke (myself only except, who out of a pure love and thankfulness shall ever be firm to you).
Page 350 - ... (according to your first intention) with all your force to the relief of York ; but if that be either lost, or have freed themselves from the besiegers, or that for want of powder you cannot undertake that work, that you immediately march with your whole strength to...
Page 473 - ... as your Father and your King, that you never suffer your heart to receive the least check against, or disaffection from, the true Religion established in the Church of England. I tell you I have tried it, and after much search and many disputes, have concluded it to be the best in the world, not only in the community as Christian, but also in the special notion as Reformed ; keeping the middle way between the pomp of superstitious tyranny, and the meanness of fantastic anarchy....
Page 334 - This is to tell you that this rebellion is grown to that height, that I must not look what opinion men are who at this time are willing and able to serve me. Therefore I do not only permit, but command you, to make use of all my loving subjects...
Page 481 - Rask, with constant revision, correction, and modification ; but the syntax, a most important portion of the book, is original, and is compiled with great care and skill ; and the latter half of the volume consists of a well-chosen selection of extracts from Anglo-Saxon writers, in prose and...
Page 350 - York be relieved, and you beat the rebels army of both kingdoms, which are before it; then (but otherwise not) I may make a shift (upon the defensive) to spin out time until you come to assist me. Wherefore I command and conjure you, by the duty and affection which I know you bear me, that all new enterprises laid aside, you immediately march, according to your first intention, with all your force to the relief of York.

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