Memoirs of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, from the Year 1581 Till Her Death: In which the Secret Intrigues of Her Court, and the Conduct of Her Favourite, Robert Earl of Essex, Both at Home and Abroad, are Particularly Illustrated : from the Original Papers of His Intimate Friend, Anthony Bacon, Esquire, and Other Manuscripts Never Before Published, Volume 2
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Page 488 - Like to the senators of the antique Rome, With the plebeians swarming at their heels, Go forth and fetch their conquering Caesar in: As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress, As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing rebellion broached on his sword, How many would the peaceful city quit, To welcome him!
Page 433 - God, though he had suffered much trouble and storms abroad, he found a sweet calm at home. 'Tis much wondered at here that he went so boldly to her majesty's presence, she not being ready, and he so full of dirt and mire that his very face was full of it.
Page 489 - And I would again say to him ; " My lord, these courses be like to " hot waters, they will help at a pang ; but if you use " them you shall spoil the stomach, and you shall be " fain still to make them stronger, and stronger, and
Page 454 - Court, and perpetual imprisonment in that place which belongeth to a man of his quality, — that is, the Tower. But now that we are in another place, and in a course of favour, my censure is that he is not to execute the office of a...
Page 458 - I will tell you, Bacon, the error of it : the manner of these physicians, and especially these empirics, is to continue one kind of medicine; which at the first is proper, being to draw out the ill humour ; but, after, they have not the discretion to change the medicine, but apply still drawing medicines, when they should rather intend to cure and corroborate the part.
Page 62 - I was thoroughly assured) took any great pleasure to prefer me the sooner (for she hated his ambition, and would give little countenance to any of his followers) ; and both the lord Burleigh and his son waxed jealous of my courses...
Page 418 - Is it not known that from England I receive nothing but discomforts and soul's wounds? Is it not spoken in the army that your Majesty's favour is diverted from me and that already you do bode ill both to me and it? . . . Is it not lamented of your Majesty's faithfullest subjects, both here and there, that a Cobham or a Raleigh — I will forbear others for their places...
Page 462 - ... he joys only for your majesty's great happiness and happy greatness : and were the rest of his days never so many, and sure to be as happy as they are like to be miserable, he would lose them all to have this happy 17th day many and many...