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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.