Annals of the First Four Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Volume 7

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Camden Society, 1840 - 116 páginas
 

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Página 5 - Though not a man of them knew wherefore ;) When gospel-trumpeter, surrounded With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded ; And pulpit, drum ecclesiastic, Was beat with fist instead of a stick ; Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling, And out he rode a colonelling.
Página xiv - I found none, but for felony very many. And when her majesty hastily asked me, Wherein ? I told her, the author had committed very apparent theft; for he had taken most of the sentences of Cornelius Tacitus, and translated them into English, and put them into his text.
Página xiv - And another time, when the queen would not be persuaded that it was his writing whose name was to it, but that it had some more mischievous author; and said, with great indignation, That she would have him racked to produce his author: I replied; "Nay, madam, he is a doctor; never rack his person, but rack his style ; let him have pen, ink, and paper, and help of books, and be enjoined to continue the story where it breaketh off, and I will undertake, by C"llating the styles, to judge whether he...
Página i - Annals of the first four years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, by Sir John Hayward, Knt.
Página 10 - have fallen from being princes of this land, to be prisoners in this place; I am raised from being prisoner in this place to be prince of this land. That dejection was a work of God's justice; this advancement is a work of his mercy; as they were to yield patience for the one, so I must bear myself to God thankful, and to men merciful for the other.
Página xviii - I concerned these causes hereof; One, that men of sufficiencie were otherwise employed; either in publicke affaires, or in wrestling with the world, for maintenance or encrease of their private estates. Another is, for that men might safely write of others in maner of a tale, but in maner of a History, safely they could not: because, albeit they should write of men long since dead, and whose posteritie is cleane worne out; yet some...
Página 7 - Some shee pityed, some shee commended, some shee thanked, at others shee pleasantly and wittily jeasted, contemning noe person, neglecting noe office ; and distributing her smiles, lookes and graces, soe artificially, that thereupon the people againe redoubled the testimonyes of their joyes ; and afterwardes, raising every thing to the highest straine, filled the eares of all men with immoderate extolling their Prince.
Página 7 - ... and afterwards, raising every thing to the highest straine, filled the eares of all men with immoderate extolling their Prince. Shee was a Lady, upon whom nature had bestowed, and well...
Página 8 - ... conceit and speedy expedition ; of eloquence, as sweet in the utterance, so ready and easy to come to the utterance ; of wonderful knowledge both in learning and affairs ; skilful not only in the Latin and Greek, but also in divers other foreign languages : none knew better the hardest art of all others, that is, of commanding men, nor could more use themselves to those cares without which the royal dignity could not be supported.
Página xiii - ... names. For her majesty being mightily incensed with that book which was dedicated to my lord of Essex, being a story of the first year of king Henry IV. thinking it a seditious prelude to put into the people's head boldness and faction, said, She had an opinion that there was treason in it, and asked me if I could not find any places in it that might be drawn within case of treason : whereto I answered ; For treason surely I found none, but for felony very many.