Original Letters, Illustrative of English History, Volumen2

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Henry Ellis
Harding and Lepard, 1827

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Página 120 - ... to be measured forth right into the north of every man's ground; a line there to be drawn, a trench to be cast, a foundation laid, and a high brick wall to be built. My father had a garden there...
Página 253 - And as for the traitor Wyatt, he might, peradventure, write me a letter, but on my faith I never received any from him ; and as for the copy of my letter sent to the French King, I pray God confound me eternally if ever I sent him word, message, token, or letter by any means...
Página 223 - English colony settled there shortly after the first conquest, it should also be guarded by one of the most trusty barons which the king has, bearing the title of deputy, with a force of five hundred of the best soldiers, besides a troop of fifty horsemen. It is considered by every one as an impregnable fortress, on account of the inundation with which it may be surrounded, although there are persons skilled in the art of fortification, who doubt that it would prove so if put to the test. For the...
Página 166 - ... that the hope of thy mercy and life everlasting never decay in me : that love wax not cold in me. Finally, that the weakness of my flesh be not overcome with the fear of death. Grant me, merciful Saviour ! that when death hath shut up the eyes of my body, yet the eyes of my soul may still behold and look upon thee ; and when death hath taken away the use of my tongue, yet my heart may cry and say unto thee, ' Lord! into thy hands I commend my soul ; Lord Jesu ! receive my spirit.
Página 252 - Majesty to let me answer afore yourself, and not suffer me to trust to your Councillors. Yea, and that afore I go to the Tower (if it be possible) if not, afore I be further condemned. Howbeit, I trust assuredly your Highness will give me leave to do it afore I go, for that thus shamefully I may not be cried out on, as now I shall be yea, and that without cause.
Página 254 - Here landeth as true a subject, being prisoner, as ever landed at these stairs ; and before thee, O God, I speak it, having none other friend but thee alone...
Página 53 - Pope, for that he held so manfully with him, and stood so stifly in his cause, did elect him a Cardinal, and sent the Cardinalles hat as farre as Caleys, but the head it should have stand on, was as high as London Bridge or ever the hat should come to Bishop Fysher, and then it was too late, and therfore he neither ware it nor enjoyed his office."* Baker., the Cambridge antiquary, has preserved a portion of a Letter from Thomas • Mall, edii.
Página 132 - Lettres and the byll therin enclosed concernyng th'Ermyte, the whiche being by me examyned, answered that he could not tell whither he spake ever the same trayterouse words or not. I have caused an Inditement to be drawen therupon whiche your Lordeship shal receyve herwith : and also I have thought convenient to retorn the said Hermite unto you agayn, there befor the Justices of Assise to be tryed and to th'exemple of all other to be punyshed according to right and the King's lawes. I thank evermor...
Página 120 - On the south side, and at the west end of this church, many fair houses are built; namely, in Throgmorton Street, one very large and spacious, built in the place of old and small tenements by Thomas Cromwell, master of the king's jewel-house, after that master of the rolls, then Lord Cromwell, knight, lord privy seal, vicar-general, Earl of Essex, high chamberlain of England, &c.
Página 126 - And the trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of England; though once when the dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI., had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called in derision the duke of Exeter's daughter, and still remains in the tower of London:" where it was occasionally used as an engine of state, not of law, more than once in the reign of queen...