Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance

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Страница 37 - In the name of God amen. The 1 st day of September in the 36th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Henry VIII by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith and of the church of England and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head, and in the year of our Lord God 1544.
Страница 1 - There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest, Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle ; And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner...
Страница 120 - Behold an order yet of newer date, Doubling their number, equal in their state; Our England's ornament, the crown's defence, In battle brave protectors of their prince...
Страница 123 - Full secretly, now comen here to plain, The fairest or the freshest younge flower That e'er I saw, methought, before that hour : For which sudden abate, anon astart The blood of all my body to my heart.
Страница 90 - Wyat did not refuse the oner, but placing the flask to his lips, took a deep draught from it. The demon uttered a low bitter laugh, as he received back the flask, and he slung it to his girdle without tasting it. The effect of the potion upon Wyat was extraordinary. The whole scene seemed to swim around him ; — the impish figures in the lake, or upon its bank, assumed forms yet more fantastic ; the horses looked like monsters of the deep ; the hounds like wolves and ferocious beasts ; the branches...
Страница 15 - A night's solitary confinement in this place will be of infinite service to our prisoner," said the Duke of Shoreditch, gazing around. "I'll be sworn he is now ready to bite off the foolish tongue that has brought him to such a pass.
Страница 60 - But Wyat continued inexorable. " Oh God ! " exclaimed Anne, wringing her hands in agony. A terrible silence ensued, during which Anne regarded Wyat, but she could discern no change in his countenance. At this juncture, the tapestry was again raised, and the Earl of Surrey issued from it. " You here, my lord ? " said Anne, rushing towards him. " I am come to save you, madam...
Страница 193 - Declare its nature," said Henry. " It is a citation," replied Wolsey, " enjoining your highness to appear by attorney in the papal court under a penalty of ten thousand ducats." And he presented a parchment, stamped with the great seal of Rome, to the King, who glanced his eye fiercely over it, and then dashed it to the ground with an explosion of fury terrible to hear and to witness. "Ha! by Saint George !" he cried; "am I as nothing that the Pope dares to insult me thus ? " " It is a mere judicial...
Страница 16 - ... mayor was followed by a company of the town guard, with partisans over the shoulders. Then came the sheriff of the county and his attendants. Next followed the twenty-six alms-knights, (for such was then their number, ) walking two and two, and wearing red mantles, with a scutcheon of Saint George on the shoulder, but without the garter surrounding it. Then came the thirteen petty canons, in murreycoloured gowns, with the arms of Saint George wrought in a roundel on the shoulder ; then the twelve...
Страница 29 - ... rebuke me from the pulpit, would take care to remind me of it. Misunderstand me not, my lords. I have no ground of complaint against the queen. Far otherwise. She is a lady of most excellent character — full of devotion, loyalty, nobility, and gentleness. And if I could divest myself of my misgivings, so far from seeking to put her from me, I should cherish her with the greatest tenderness. Ye may marvel that I have delayed the divorce thus long. But it is only of late that my eyes have been...

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