Robert of Gloucester's Chronicle, Volumen2

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Printed at the Theater, 1810
 

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Página 645 - That done, he leads him to the highest Mount; Such one, as that same mighty man of God, That bloud-red billowes like a walled front On either side disparted with his rod, Till that his army dry-foot through them yod, Dwelt forty dayes upon ; where, writ in stone With bloudy letters by the hand of God...
Página 603 - I begin to think, that the Revocation is not genuine, but that it was made by the Monks. For not only the Regular, but Secular, Clergy were exasperated against Chaucer, for the Freedom he had taken to expose their Lewdness and Debauchery ; but nothing gave them so much offense, as the Plowman's Tale, in which he has, in lively Colours, describ'd their Pride, Covetousness, and abominable Lusts, and shew'd that the [AD 17 Pope is Anti-Christ, and they his Ministers.
Página 699 - Being a most zealous reformer, and a very strict liver, he became so scandalised at the amorous and obscene songs used in the Court, that he, forsooth, turned into English metre fifty-one of David's psalms, and caused musical notes to be set to them. thinking thereby that the courtiers would sing them instead of their sonnets ; but they did not, some few excepted.
Página 698 - These I found quaintly summed up in an old rhyme : — With a red man read thy rede, With a brown man break thy bread, On a pale man draw thy knife, From a black man keep thy wife.
Página 645 - Dwelt forty dayes upon; where, writ in stone With bloody letters by the hand of God, The bitter doome of death and balefull mone He did receive, whiles flashing...
Página 674 - ... the preservation of religion and the public good and prosperity of your country, that reason and policy commandeth, especially having so good a warrant and ground for the satisfaction of your consciences towards God and the discharge of your credit and reputation towards the world, as the oath of association...
Página 675 - I am so unhappy to have liven to see this unhappy day in the which I am required by direction from my most gracious Sovereign to do an act which God and the law forbiddeth. My good livings and life are at Her Majesty's disposition, and...
Página 674 - These respects, we find, do greatly trouble her Majesty, who, we assure you, has sundry times protested, that if the regard of the danger of her good subjects and faithful servants did not more move her than her own peril, she would never be drawn to assent to the shedding of her blood.
Página 673 - ... queen, considering the great peril she is subject unto hourly, so long as the said queen shall live. Wherein, besides a kind of lack of love towards her, she noteth greatly that you have not that care of your own particular safeties, or rather of the preservation of religion and the public good and prosperity of your country, that reason and policy commandeth, especially having so good a warrant and ground for the satisfaction...
Página 675 - Your letters of yesterday coming to my hands this present day, at five post meridian, I would not fail, according to your direction, to return my answer, with all possible speed, which I shall deliver to you with great grief and bitterness of mind, in that I am so unhappy as living to see this unhappy day, in which I am required, by direction from my most gracious sovereign...

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