Authorized Guide to the Tower of London

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Harrison, 1894 - 152 pages

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Page 106 - My heart was never broken till this day, that I hear the queen goes away so far off, whom I have followed so many years with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her in a dark prison all alone.
Page 106 - I that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting like Diana, walking like Venus, the gentle wind blowing her fair hair about her pure cheeks, like a nymph; sometime sitting in the shade like a Goddess; sometime singing like an angel; sometime playing like Orpheus. Behold the sorrow of this world! Once amiss, hath bereaved me of all.
Page 53 - alas! Meg, alas ! it pitieth me to think into what misery, poor soul, she will shortly come. These dances of hers will prove such dances, that she will spurn our heads off like foot-balls, but it will not be long ere her head will dance the like dance.
Page 113 - The duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine in the morning.
Page 121 - She recruited her spirits by riding ; the blood mantled in her face, and at six o'clock our sick lover reached Blackwall, where a boat and servants were waiting. The watermen were at first ordered to Woolwich; there they were desired to push on to Gravesend, then to Tilbury, where, complaining of fatigue, they landed to refresh ; but, tempted by their freight, they reached Lee.
Page 94 - So about nine of the clock he was brought by the lieutenant out of the Tower, his beard being long, which fashion he had never before used, his face pale and lean, carrying in his hands a red cross, casting his eyes often towards heaven.
Page 80 - Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same. The fact against the queen's highness was unlawful, and the consenting thereunto by me : but touching the procurement and desire thereof by me, or on my behalf, I do wash my hands thereof in innocency before God. and the face of you, good Christian people, this day:" and therewith she wrung her hands, wherein she had her book.
Page 68 - Here landeth as true a subject, being a prisoner, as ever landed at these stairs ; and before Thee, O God, I speak it.
Page 82 - Shore's wife, with their affinity, have by their sorcery and witchcraft wasted my body.' " And therewith he plucked up his doublet sleeve to his elbow upon his left arm, where he showed a werish withered arm and small, as it was never other.
Page 41 - Thither have been carried, through successive ages, by the rude hands of gaolers, without one mourner following, the bleeding relics of men who had been the captains of armies, the leaders of parties, the oracles of senates, and the ornaments of courts.

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