Memoirs of the Court of King Charles the First, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833 - Great Britain

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Page 28 - For which of the kings of this land before Her Majesty had their banners ever seen in the Caspian sea? which of them hath ever dealt with the Emperor of Persia, as her Majesty hath done, and obtained for her merchants large and loving privileges? who ever saw before this regiment an English lieger in the stately porch of the Grand Signor at Constantinople?
Page 32 - A table richly spread, in regal mode, With dishes piled, and meats of noblest sort And savour, beasts of chase, or fowl of game, In pastry built, or from the spit, or boiled, Gris-amber-steamed ; all fish from sea or shore, Freshet, or purling brook, of shell or fin, And exquisitest name, for which was drained Pontus, and Lucrine Bay, and Afric coast.
Page 214 - Cook [old Coke upon Lyttleton], overcome with passion, seeing the desolation likely to ensue, was forced to sit down when he began to speak, by the abundance of tears.
Page 117 - I must let you know," said he, " that I will not allow any of my servants to be questioned amongst you, much less such as are of eminent place and near unto me.
Page 507 - There it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.
Page 376 - No churchman had it since Henry 7's time. I pray God bless him, to carry it so, that the Church may have honour, and the king and the state service and contentment by it. And now if the church will not hold up themselves, under God, I can do no more.
Page 121 - Remember that Parliaments are altogether in my power for their calling, sitting and dissolution ; therefore as I find the fruits of them good or evil, they are to continue or not to be...
Page 157 - This is my answer. I command you to send all the French away to-morrow out of the town — if you can by fair means, but stick not long in disputing — otherwise force them away, driving them away like so many wild beasts, until you have shipped them, and so the devil go with them. Let me hear of no answer but of the performance of my command. " So I rest your faithful, constant, loving friend,1 " CR" " Oaking, on the 7th of August, 1626.
Page 209 - I know that prerogative is part of the law ; but sovereign power is no parliamentary word. In my opinion it weakens magna charta, and all the statutes ; for they are absolute, without any saving of sovereign power...
Page 320 - ... or their power or will to chastise. Persons of honour and great quality, of the court, and of the country, were every day cited into the high-commission court, upon the fame of their incontinence, or other scandal in their lives, and were there prosecuted to their shame and punishment...

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