Memoirs Of, Collected from Various Authenic Sources, Volumen1


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Página 11 - Houses, may still be the style of your commands ; I may have swords and maces carried before me, and please myself with the sight of a crown and sceptre (though even these twigs would not long flourish, when the stock upon which they grew was dead) : but as to true and real power, I should remain but the outside, but the picture, but the sign of a king.
Página 221 - He was brave and courageous, even to rashness ; but cross-grained and incorrigibly obstinate : his genius was fertile in mathematical experiments, and he possessed some knowledge of chemistry: he was polite even to excess, unseasonably; but haughty, and even brutal, when he ought to have been gentle and courteous: he was tall, and his manners were ungracious : he had a dry hard-favoured visage, and a stern look, even when he wished to please...
Página 283 - ... above twenty years old, chose rather, even with the hazard of her life, to be a constant companion of the duke her husband's misfortunes and hardships, than to enjoy her ease in any part of the world without him.
Página 156 - Indies, and a tract of land between New England and Maryland, which always belonged to the crown of England since first discovered, and upon which the Dutch had encroached during the rebellion, and built a town and some forts to secure the beaver trade to themselves.
Página 42 - ... peeping through a cranny of the door into the barge room, where there was a candle burning before the Duke, he perceived his Royal Highness laying his leg upon the table, and plucking up his stocking in so unwomanish a manner, that he concluded his former surmises of him were undoubted truths.
Página 11 - I may be waited on bareheaded ; I may have my hand kissed ; the title of majesty may be continued to me ; and The king's authority, signified by both Houses, may still be the style of your commands ; I may have swords and maces carried before me, and please myself with the sight of a crown and sceptre...
Página 62 - The King had left . . . the Duke of York with the Queen, with direction "that he should conform himself entirely to the will and pleasure of the Queen his mother, matters of religion only excepted.
Página 154 - Cooper was one, sate as their judges, and doomed them to die for that rebellion to which they had incited them.
Página 184 - To be overcome is the fortune of war, but to fly is the fashion of cowards. Let us teach the world, that Englishmen had rather be acquainted with death than fear.
Página 22 - ... compassion. His vigour of mind, which, though it sometimes failed him in acting, never deserted him in his sufferings, was what alone supported him; and he was determined, as he wrote to lord Digby, if he could not live as a king, to die like a gentleman ; nor should any of his friends, he said, ever have reason to blush for the prince whom they had so unfortunately served.

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