A civil and ecclesiastical history of England, to 1829, Volum 2

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Side 81 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion ; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean.
Side 81 - ... blowe this parleament and yet they shall not seie who hurts them this cowncel is not to be contemned because it may do yowe good and can do yowe no harme for the...
Side 81 - The entertainment and show went forward, and most of the presenters went backward, or fell down; wine did so occupy their upper chambers.
Side 137 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land : and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Side 81 - 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.
Side 117 - 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 ; and as, by God's grace, I forgive all the world with...
Side 35 - The prisoner was laid under it, on his back, on the floor ; his wrists and ancles were attached by cords to two rollers at the ends of the frame ; these were moved by levers in opposite directions, till the body rose to a level with the frame. Questions were then put...
Side 47 - Lord, I commend my spirit." But the sobs and groans of the spectators disconcerted the headsman. He trembled, missed his aim, and inflicted a deep wound in the lower part of the skull. The queen remained motionless ; and at the third stroke her head was severed from her body. When the executioner held it up, the muscles of the face were so strongly convulsed, that the features could not be recognized. He cried as usual,
Side 131 - ... dear to me as my own. If you can raise a l-arge sum of money by pawning my kingdoms for that purpose, I am content you should do it; and if I recover them.
Side 46 - She would have them recollect, also, that she was a sovereign princess, not subject to the parliament of England, but brought there to suffer by injustice and violence. She, however, thanked her God that he had given her this opportunity of publicly professing her religion, and of declaring, as she had often before declared, that she had never imagined, nor compassed, nor consented to, the death of the English queen, nor ever sought the least harm to her person.

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