The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Volume 7, Part 1

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Page 381 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 574 - Day she was dressed in white Silk, bordered with Pearls of the Size of Beans, and over it a Mantle of black Silk, shot with Silver Threads; her Train was very long, the End of it borne by a Marchioness; instead of a Chain, she had an oblong Collar of Gold and Jewels.
Page 377 - And yet I lived to see this very gentleman, whom out of no ill will to him I thus describe, by multiplied good successes and by real (but usurped) power (having had a better tailor and more converse among good company) in my own eye, when for six weeks together I was a prisoner in his sergeant's hands and daily waited at Whitehall, appear of a great and majestic deportment and comely presence.
Page 385 - are most of them old decayed serving men, and tapsters and such kind of fellows and,' said I, 'their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality. Do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Page 574 - ... next came the queen, in the sixty-fifth year of her age, as we were told, very majestic ; her face oblong, fair, but wrinkled ; her eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her nose a little hooked; her lips narrow; and her teeth black (a defect the English seem subject to, from their too great use of sugar...
Page 118 - England, shall undergo fine and ransom of fortythousand pounds, that he shall be imprisoned 'in the Tower during the king's pleasure, that he shall for ever be incapable of any office or employment in the state or commonwealth, and that he shall never sit in parliament^ or come within the verge of the court.
Page 377 - House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and' not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to...
Page 432 - A Declaration of the free and well-affected People of England now in Arms ' (or shortly to be in Arms) ' against the tyrant Oliver Cromwell...
Page 384 - And thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without, by good iron arms, they would as one man stand firmly and charge desperately.
Page 427 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.

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