The Life of Mrs. Godolphin

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888 - 287 pages
 

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Page xxi - I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love-songs,* in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000 in gold before them ; upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment. Six days after was all in the dust...
Page 156 - Now, my deare Child, farewell; the peace of God, which passeth all vnderstanding, keepe your heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord ; and the blessing of God Allmighty, the Father, the Sonn, and the Holy Cost, bo with thee, and remaine with thee, ever and ever. Amen.
Page 220 - For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God : not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Page 243 - Duchess marked his weary pace, His timid mien and reverend face, And bade her page the menials tell, That they should tend the old man well : For she had known adversity, Though born in such a high degree ; In pride of power, in beauty's bloom, Had wept o'er Monmouth's bloody tomb...
Page 259 - What mad freaks the Mayds of Honour at Court have: that Mrs. Jenings/ one of the Duchess's maids, the other day dressed herself like an orange wench, and went up and down and cried oranges; till, falling down, or by some accident, her fine shoes were discerned, and she put to a great deal of shame...
Page xx - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland...
Page 132 - I to make vse of; truely att first of none att all, but a devout silence did speake for me; but after that I power'd out my prayers, and was in an amazement that there should be such a sin as ingratitude in the world, and that any should neglect this great duty. Butt why doe I say all this to you my friend ? truely that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh, and I am still soe full of it that I cannot forbeare expressing my thoughts to you.
Page 21 - Monmouth above once a week, except when wee dress to rehearse, and then carry a booke along with me to read when I don't act, and soe come away before supper. " Talke -little when you are there ; if they speak of any body I can't commend, hold my peace, what jest soever they make ; be sure never to talk to the King ; when they speak filthyly, tho...
Page xxii - In what strength she lived this life the following pages will declare. They will shew that ever by her side, conversing with her spirit through its living faith, there was a fourth form like unto the Son of God. And one thing for our instruction and encouragement may here be specially noted : that in that day of reproach she was a true daughter of the Church of England. Puritanism did not contract her soul into moroseness; nor did she go to Rome to learn the habits of devotion. In the training of...
Page 224 - Invincible, secrett, ingeniously sinceere, faithfull in her promises, and to a Miracle, temperate, and mistress of her passions and resolutions, and soe well had she imployed her spann of tyme, that as oft as I consider how much she knew, and writt, and did, I am plainly astonished, and blush even for my selfe. O how delightfull entertaining was this Lady, how grave her discourse, how unlike the conversation of her sex, when she was the most facetious, it would...

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