Memoirs of the life of Robert Carey, baron of Leppington, and earl of Monmouth

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Printed by J. Hughes, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1759 - 200 páginas
 

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Página 127 - They had their scoutes on the tops of hills, on the English side, to give them warning if at any time any power of men should come to surprise them. The three ambushes were safely laid, without being discovered, and, about four o'clock in the morning, there were three hundred horse, and a thousand foot,* that came directly to the place where the scoutes lay.
Página 142 - About six at night she made signs for the archbishop and her chaplains to come to her ; at which time I went in with them and sat upon my knees full of tears to see that heavy sight. Her majesty lay upon her back with one hand in the bed and the other without. The...
Página 144 - God for her soul's health, which he uttered with that fervency of spirit as the Queen, to all our sight, much rejoiced thereat, and gave testimony to us all of her Christian and comfortable end. By this time, it grew late, and every one departed, all but her women that attended her.
Página 142 - ... beholders. Then the good man told her plainly what she was, and what she was to come to ; and though she had been long a great Queen here upon earth, yet shortly she was to yield an account of her stewardship to the King of Kings.
Página 20 - ... direct them. The tide serving, they brought them very near the Spanish fleet, so that they could not miss to come amongst the midst of them: then they set fire on them, and came off themselves, having each of them a little boat to bring him off. The ships set on fire came so directly to the Spanish fleet, as they had no way to avoid them, but to cut all their...
Página 66 - ... appearance at court, even when his business most required it. At length, being weary of his banishment, and the ill turn a vexatious law-suit, in which he was engaged, was likely to take, in consequence of his absence, he came and took lodgings, very privately, at Windsor, having heard that her majesty meant to have a great triumph there, on her coronation day, and that signal preparations were making for the course of the field and the tourney. He then resolved to take a part in the games, under...
Página 19 - ... combustible matter fit for burning, and on Monday at two in the morning they were let loose, with each of them a man in her to direct them. The tide serving, they brought them very near the Spanish fleet, so that they could not miss to come amongst the midst of them; then they set fire on them and came off themselves, having each of them a little boat to bring him off. The ships set on fire came so directly to the Spanish fleet as they had no way...
Página 143 - After he had continued long in prayer, 'till the old man's knees were weary, hee blefled her, and meant to rife and leave her. The Queene made a figne with her hand. My fifter Scroope knowing her meaning, told the Bifliop the Queene defired hee would pray ftill.
Página 42 - Cary's account may be quoted, as being more clearly stated than our journalist's, both with reference to the position of the forces and the order of events. " My lord's quarter was allotted to be at Mount Malade, the town lying under us not full a quarter of an English mile. The king, with his horse and foot, tooke for his quarter the towne of Daringtall (Darnetal). Between the king and my lord lay the Switzers, upon another hill. Upon the right hand of my lord lay Montmorancie,* close to the towne...
Página 137 - And then discoursed with me of her indisposition, and that her heart had been sad and heavy for ten or twelve days; and in her discourse she fetched not so few as forty or fifty great sighs. I was grieved at the first to see her in this plight, for in all my lifetime before I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.

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