Authorised Guide to the Tower of London

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1888 - 152 pages

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Page 120 - 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 120 - 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 100 - But Laud's influence was really derived from this oneness of purpose. He directed all the power of a clear, narrow mind and a dogged will to the realization of a single aim. His resolve was to raise the Church of England to what he conceived to be its real position as a branch, though a reformed branch, of the great Catholic Church throughout the world...
Page 122 - I have suffered a great deal of misery and cruel sickness. And I thank God that my fever hath not taken me at this time, as I prayed God it might not, that I might clear myself of some accusations unjustly laid to my.
Page 94 - 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 95 - What shall I do ? where is it ? One of the bystanders guiding her thereunto, she laid her head down upon the block, and stretched forth her body, and said, Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
Page 82 - Here landeth as true a subject, being a prisoner, as ever landed at these stairs ; and before Thee, O God, I speak it.
Page 127 - The duke of Somerset had his head cut off upon Tower Hill between eight and nine o'clock in the morning.
Page 96 - 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 55 - 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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