The Historians' History of the World: England, 1485-1642

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Henry Smith Williams
Outlook Company, 1904 - World History

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Page 398 - MY loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery. But I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and goodwill of my subjects...
Page 456 - By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave.
Page 420 - For the Queen! For the Queen! A plot is laid for my life!
Page 582 - Sir, my consent shall more acquit you herein to God than all the world can do besides. To a willing man there is no injury done.
Page 50 - The English are great lovers of themselves, and of everything belonging to them. They think that there are no other men than themselves, and no other world but England; and, whenever they see a handsome foreigner, they say that he looks like an Englishman...
Page 48 - I, your sheep that were wont to be so meek and tame and so small eaters, now, as I hear say, be become so great devourers and so wild, that they eat up and . „ swallow down the very men themselves. They consume, destroy, and devour whole fields, houses, and cities.
Page 512 - I think the Dane hath strangely wrought on our good English nobles; for those, whom I never could get to taste good liquor, now follow the fashion, and wallow in beastly delights. The ladies abandon their sobriety, and are seen to roll about in intoxication.
Page 116 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 494 - Sir, the knee-timber of your Voyage is Money; spare your purse in this particular, for upon my life you have a sufficient Pardon for all that is passed already, the King having under his Broad- Seal made you Admiral of your Fleet, and given you power of the Martial Law over your Officers and Soldiers.
Page 558 - Star-Chamber censuring the breach and disobedience to those proclamations by very great fines and imprisonment ; so that any disrespect to any acts of state, or to the persons of statesmen, was in no time more penal, and those foundations of right by which men valued their security, to the apprehension and understanding of wise men, never more in danger to be destroyed.

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