Aungervyle society reprints [ed. by E.M. Goldsmid].

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Privately printed for the Aungervyle Society, 1881
 

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Page 55 - Year of her Age, as we were told, very Majestic; her Face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her Eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her Nose a little hooked; her Lips narrow; and her Teeth black (a Defect the English seem subject to, from their too great Use of Sugar...
Page 56 - As she went along in all this state and magnificence, she spoke very graciously, first to one, then to another, whether foreign ministers, or those who attended for different reasons, in English, French, and Italian; for, besides being well skilled in Greek, Latin, and the languages I have mentioned, she is mistress of Spanish, Scotch, and Dutch.
Page 238 - England in Parliament assembled, being chosen by and " representing the People, have the supreme power in this
Page 57 - ... with particular solemnity, lifted the meat off the table, and conveyed it into the queen's inner and more private chamber, where, after she had chosen for herself, the rest goes to the ladies of the court. . . . The queen dines and sups alone, with very few attendants ; and it is very seldom that anybody, foreigner or native, is admitted at that time, and then only at the intercession of somebody in power.
Page 57 - During the time that this guard, which consists of the tallest and stoutest men that can be found in all England, being carefully selected for this service, were bringing dinner, twelve trumpets and two kettledrums made the hall ring for half an hour together.
Page 70 - As we were returning to our inn, we happened to meet some country people celebrating their harvest-home ; their last load of corn they crown with flowers, having besides an image richly dressed, by which, perhaps, they would signify Ceres ; this they keep moving about , while men and women, men and maid servants, riding through the streets in the cart, shout as loud as they can till they arrive at the barn.
Page 57 - ... a plate, and bread; when they had kneeled as the others had done, and placed what was brought upon the table, they too retired with the same ceremonies performed by the first ; at last came an unmarried lady (we...
Page 234 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land : and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Page 124 - Many fell by thy arm; they were consumed in the flames of thy wrath. But when thou didst return from war, how peaceful was thy brow! Thy face was like the sun after rain; like the moon in the silence of night; calm as the breast of the lake when the loud wind is laid.
Page 71 - Seymour died in childbed ; in one chamber were several excessively rich tapestries, which are hung up when the queen gives audience to foreign ambassadors ; there were numbers of cushions ornamented with gold and silver; many counterpanes and coverlids of beds lined with ermine; in short, all the walls of the palace shine with gold and silver.

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