Her Majesty's Tower, Volume 2

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Harper & brothers, 1869 - 263 pages
 

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Page 151 - Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences. Wash me throughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my faults : and my sin is ever before me.
Page 149 - Forasmuch as you have desired so simple a woman to write in so worthy a book, good Master Lieutenant, therefore I shall, as a friend, desire you, and as a Christian, require you, to call upon God to incline your heart to his laws, to quicken you in his way, and not to take the word of truth utterly out of your mouth.
Page 148 - I at present stand ; my death at hand, although to you perhaps it may seem woful, yet to me there is nothing that can be more welcome than from this vale of misery to aspire to that heavenly throne of all joy and pleasure, with Christ our Saviour; in whose steadfast faith, if it may be lawful for the daughter so to write to the father, the Lord that hitherto hath strengthened you, so continue to keep you, that at the last we may meet in heaven with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 238 - His advice was taken, and a brick wall built. Still CH. XXII. he was uneasy. In December, 1608, he complained indignantly " to Cecil that ' Sir Walter Ralegh doth show himself upon the wall in his garden to the view of the people, who gaze upon him, and he stareth on them. Which he doeth in his cunning humour, that it might be thought his being before the Council was rather to clear than to charge him.' Waad took credit to himself that he had been 'bold in discretion and conveniency to restrain him...
Page 73 - It is no pamper'd glutton we present, Nor aged counsellor to youthful sin But one, whose virtue shone above the rest, A valiant martyr, and a virtuous peer...
Page 245 - Riding away from the Tower after one of the mornings thus spent, the Prince cried aloud to his attendants, "No man but my father would keep such a bird in a cage." When the Prince fell sick, Queen Anne insisted that he should take Raleigh's cordial; a medicine which had saved her own life, she said, when every other remedy had failed. It came too late ; the hope of England died ; and the projected treatise on naval war was laid aside. In this Garden house Raleigh finished, if he did not begin, the...
Page 67 - He who created that, will of his infinite mercy and promise, save it, I have therein no manner of doubt. And, as concerning these articles before rehearsed, I will stand to them, even to the very death, by the grace of my eternal God.
Page 115 - He was the soldier of their party ; he had led an army into Norfolk ; he had quickened men's minds with a lively terror ; and he knew the county as a general ought to know his ground. These facts were urged upon him by the lords, who seemed to think his presence in the shire would be enough to drive the Princess Mary into France. "Well," said the Duke, "since you think it good, I and mine will go, not doubting of your fidelity to the Queen's majesty, whom I leave in your hands.
Page 9 - Shakspeare's page. Looking at the Tower as either a prison, a palace, or a court, picture, poetry, and drama crowd upon the mind ; and if the fancy dwells most frequently on the state prison, this is because the soul is more readily kindled by a human interest than fired by an archaic and official fact. For one man who would care to see the room in which a council met or a court was held, a hundred men would like to see the chamber in which Lady Jane Grey was lodged, the cell in which Sir Walter...
Page 232 - I or you; to clear my conscience, satisfy the world, and free myself from the cry of your blood, I protest upon my soul, and before God and his angels, I never had conference with you in any treason; nor was ever moved by you to the things I heretofore accused you of. And, for anything I know, you are as innocent and as clear from any treasons against the King, as is any subject living. Therefore I wash my hands, and pronounce, Purus sum a sanguine hujus. And so God deal with me and have mercy on...

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