The Portfolio: Monographs on Artistic Subjects..., Issues 16-18

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Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Seeley, 1895

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Page 64 - He has been a sick man all his life. He was always a seeker after something in the world that is there in no satisfying measure, or not at all.
Page 66 - Here I heard very good musique, the first time that ever I remember to have heard the organs, and singing-men in surplices in my life.
Page 68 - I was witness of ; the king sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleaveland, 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 2,000 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 68 - 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...
Page 68 - King was served by the lords and pensioners who brought up the dishes. About the middle of the dinner, the Knights drank the King's health, then the King, theirs, when the trumpets and music played and sounded, the guns going off at the Tower. At the Banquet, came in the Queen, and stood by the King's left hand, but did not sit. Then was the banqueting-stuff flung about the room profusely.
Page 59 - Bowtell asking him what government they should have now, he said, ' the same that then was.' There was no excuse for this : yet did he before, during the trial and execution, mock his Maker by hypocritical prayers ; and at those times and after, would shed tears for his master's unhappy situation and death."* The...
Page 48 - Dishes, 3 other 4, 32 had 3, and 13 had each two; in all about 500 Dishes each Meal, with Bread, Beer, Wine, and all other things necessary.
Page 15 - Highness, therefore, straightly chargeth and commandeth all and singular his subjects, of what estate, degree, or condition soever they be, that they nor any of them do presume or attempt to hunt or to hawk, or in any means to take or kill, any of the said game within the precincts aforesaid, as they tender his favour, and will eschew the imprisonment of their bodies, and further punishment at his Majesty's will and pleasure.
Page 22 - That the Irish having robd Spensers goods, and burnt his house and a litle child new born he and his wyfe escaped, and after he died for lake of bread in King Street and refused 20 pieces sent to him by my Lord of Essex and said he was sorrie he had no time to spend them.
Page 68 - Knights at a table on the right hand, reaching all the length of the room ; over-against them a cupboard of rich gilded plate ; at the lower end, the music ; on the balusters above, wind music, trumpets, and kettle-drums. The King was served by the lords and pensioners who brought tip the dishes.

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