The History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Death of George II.

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G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797 - Great Britain

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Page 172 - I rightly conceived your meaning ; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty, perform your command. " But let not your grace ever imagine that your poor wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a fault, where not so much as a thought thereof preceded.
Page 173 - ... for whose sake I am now as I am, whose name I could some good while since...
Page 173 - Try me, good king; but let me have a lawful trial, and let not my sworn enemies sit as my accusers and judges...
Page 172 - ... of mine enemies, withdraw your princely favour from me; neither let that stain, that unworthy stain of a disloyal heart towards your good grace, ever cast so foul a blot on your most dutiful wife, and the infant princess your daughter.
Page 157 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 303 - Being once engaged in a dispute with her about the choice of a governor for Ireland, he was so heated in the argument that he entirely forgot the rules both of duty and civility, and turned his back upon her in a contemptuous manner. Her anger, naturally prompt and violent, rose at this provocation, and she instantly gave him a box on the ear, adding a passionate expression suited to his impertinence.
Page 173 - But if you have already determined of me, and that not only my death, but an infamous slander, must bring you the...
Page 172 - I at any time so far forget myself in my exaltation, or received queenship, but that I always looked for such an alteration as I now find ; for the ground of my preferment being on no surer foundation than your grace's fancy, the least alteration I knew was fit and sufficient to draw that fancy to some other object.
Page 341 - AD^ tertian ague, which, when his courtiers assured him i*"• i from the proverb that it was health for a king, he replied, that the proverb was meant for a young king. After some fits, he found himself extremely weakened, and sent for the prince, whom he exhorted to...
Page 323 - ... boldly flung open, and every body admitted as if it contained nothing dangerous.

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