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

Camden Society, 1840 - 116 páginas

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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 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 xlviii - THE FIRST PART OF THE LIFE AND RAIGNE OF KING HENRIE THE IIII. Extending to the end of the first yeare of his raigne. Written by JH FIRST EDITION and First Issue.
Página 5 - ... seat for princely grace ; her eyes lively and sweete, but short-sighted ; her nose somewhat rising in the middest. The whole compasse of her countenance somewhat long, but yet of admirable beauty ; not so much in that which is termed the flower of youth, as in a most delightfull...
Página 6 - 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.
Página xx - I should live; in which my owne observations might somewhat direct me: but as well in the one as in the other I had at that time perfected nothing. To this he said; that in regard of the honour of the time...
Página xix - ... 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 aliue, finding themselues foule in those vices, which they see obserued, reproued, condemned in others; their guiltinesse maketh them apt to conceiue, that whatsoeuer the words are, the finger pointeth onely at them.
Página 8 - 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.