Personal Memoirs of Charles the Second: With Sketches of His Court and Times, Volum 1

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C. L. Skeet, 1859 - 440 sider
 

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Side 7 - God's sake let me, said the King, shall I, shall I? Then lolled about his neck: then for God's sake give thy lady this kiss for me...
Side 11 - ... we make this collection' of it, that the pope will be very loath to grant a dispensation, which, if he will not do, then we would gladly have your directions how far we may engage you in the acknowledgment of the pope's special power; for we almost find, if you will be contented to acknowledge the pope chief head under Christ, that the match will be made without him.
Side 58 - I am persuaded, his power and interest, at that time, was greater to do, good or hurt, than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time : for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias them.
Side 284 - ... in a field, under a hedge, by a great tree, commanding him not to say it was I, but only to ask Mr. Woolfe whether he would receive an English gentleman, a person of quality, to hide him the next day, till we could travel again by night — for I durst not go but by night.
Side 129 - More questions might be asked, but now, I confess, to little purpose : my conclusion is, to desire you to seek your subsistence, until it shall please God to determine of my condition, somewhere beyond seas; to which end I send you herewith a pass ; and I pray God to make you sensible of your present condition, and give you means to redeem what you have lost; for I shall have no greater joy in a victory, than a just occasion without blushing to assure you of my being " Your loving uncle, and most...
Side 76 - But death was the slightest punishment inflicted by those rebels. All the tortures which wanton cruelty could devise, all the lingering pains of body, the anguish of mind, the agonies of despair, could not satiate revenge excited without injury, and cruelty derived from no cause.
Side 58 - He was of an industry and vigilance not to be tired out, or wearied by the most laborious; and of parts not to be imposed upon by the most subtle or sharp; and of a personal courage equal to his best parts...
Side 165 - To deal freely with you," says he in one of them, "the great concession I made to-day was merely in order to my escape, of which if I had not hopes, I had not done. For then I could return to my strait prison without reluctance ; but I now confess it will break my heart, having done that which nothing but an escape can justify.
Side 44 - Besides that, he was amorous in poetry and music, to which he indulged the greatest part of his time ; and nothing could have tempted him out of those paths of pleasure which he enjoyed in a full and ample fortune, but honour and ambition to serve the King when he saw him in distress, and abandoned by most of those who 1 Memoirs of Sir Hugh Cholmley, 1787, I, 50. * Clarendon, Book VIII, §§ 76, 82, 85, 86, 87. were in the highest degree obliged to him and by him.

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