Memoirs of sir Thomas More, with a new translation of his Utopia, his History of king Richard iii, and his Latin poems. [Ed.] by A. Cayley

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Страница 249 - He took ill rest at nights, lay long waking and musing ; sore wearied with care and watch, he rather slumbered than slept. Troubled with fearful dreams, suddenly sometimes started he up, leapt out of his bed and ran about the chamber. So was his restless heart continually tossed and tumbled with the tedious impression and stormy remembrance of his most abominable deed.
Страница 201 - I tell thee they have so done, and that I will make good on thy body, traitor. And therewith, as in a great anger, he clapped his fist upon the board a great rap. At which token one cried treason without the chamber.
Страница 203 - God send grace, sir," quod the messenger, and went his way. Certain it is also, that in the riding toward the Tower, the same morning in which he was beheaded, his horse twice or thrice stumbled with him almost to the falling ; which thing albeit each man wot well daily happeneth to them to whom no such mischance is toward, yet hath it been of an old rite and custom, observed as a token oftentimes notably foregoing some great misfortune.
Страница 247 - ... failing, they gave up to God their innocent souls into the joys of Heaven, leaving to the tormentors their bodies dead in the bed. Which after that the wretches perceived, first by the struggling with the pains of death, and after long lying still, to be thoroughly dead, they laid their bodies naked out upon the bed...
Страница 199 - What were they worthy to have, that compass and imagine the destruction of me, being so near of blood unto the king and protector of his royal person and his realm...
Страница 193 - Now welcome, my lord, even with all my very heart." And he said in that of likelihood as he thought. Thereupon forthwith they brought him to the king his brother into the bishop's palace at...
Страница 201 - Therewith a door clapped, and in come there rushing men in harness as many as the chamber might hold. And anon the protector said to the Lord Hastings, I arrest thee traitor. What, me, my lord, quoth he. Yea thee, traitor, quoth the protector.
Страница 247 - Sir James Tyrell devised that they should be murdered in their beds. To the execution whereof, he appointed Miles Forest, one of the four that kept them, a fellow fleshed in murder before time.
Страница 210 - The king would say that he had three concubines, which in three diverse properties diversly excelled ; one the merriest, another the wiliest, the third the holiest harlot in his realm, as one whom no man could get out of the church lightly to any place, but it were to his bed.
Страница 252 - The bishop was a man of great natural wit, very well learned, and honourable in behaviour, lacking no wise ways to win favour. He had been fast upon...