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Seite 459 - I rightly conceived your meaning ; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command. " But let not your Grace ever imagine that your poor wife will ever be brought to acknowledge a fault where not so much as a thought thereof proceeded.
Seite 459 - ... for whose sake I am now as I am, whose name I could some good while since have pointed unto : your Grace being not ignorant of my suspicion therein.
Seite 459 - My last and only request shall be, that myself may only bear the burden of your Grace's displeasure, and that it may not touch the innocent souls of those poor gentlemen who, as I understand, are likewise in strait imprisonment for my sake. If ever I have found favour in your sight, if ever the name of Anne Boleyn hath been pleasing in your ears, then let me obtain this request...
Seite 465 - ... as well lodged as the lord of the town : So well were they contented. Pillows, said they, were thought meet only for women in childbed : As for servants, if they had any sheet above them it was well : For seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvass, and rased their hardened hides.
Seite 406 - ... for that disobedience into which too much filial piety had betrayed her: that she had justly deserved this punishment for being made the instrument, though the unwilling instrument, of the ambition of others; and that the story of her life, she hoped, might at least be useful, by proving that innocence excuses not great misdeeds, if they tend anywise to the destruction of the commonwealth.
Seite 465 - Now have we many chimnies ; and yet our tenderlines complain of rheums, catarrhs, and poses ; then had we none but reredosses, and our heads did never ache. For as the smoke in those days was supposed to be a sufficient hardening for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good man and his family from the quackc or pose, wherewith, as then, very few were acquainted.
Seite 244 - ... pounds five shillings and sixpence ; at St. Thomas's, eight hundred and thirty-two pounds twelve shillings and threepence. But next year the disproportion was still greater ; there was not a penny offered at God's altar ; the Virgin's gained only four pounds one shilling and eight pence ; but St. Thomas had got for his share nine hundred and fifty-four pounds six shillings and threepence.* Lewis VII.
Seite 434 - ... mind, he bore their scorn, as well as the torture of his punishment, with singular fortitude. He stretched out his hand, and, without betraying, either by his countenance or motions, the least sign of weakness, or even of feeling, he held it in the flames till it was entirely consumed.
Seite 405 - Sir John Gage, constable of the Tower, when he led her to execution, desired her to bestow on him some small present, which he might keep as a perpetual memorial of her. She gave him her tablebook, in which she had just written three sentences, on seeing her husband's dead body ; one in Greek, another in Latin, a third in English. The purport of them was, " that human justice was against his body, but the Divine Mercy would be favourable to his soul...