Love's sacrifice. Perkin Warbeck. The fancies chaste and noble

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Lawrence and Bullen, 1895

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Page 209 - From the base beadle's whip, crown'd all thy hopes : But, sirrah, ran there in thy veins one drop Of such a royal blood as flows in mine, Thou would'st not change condition, to be second In England's state, without the crown itself! Coarse creatures are incapable of excellence : But let the world, as all, to whom I am This day a spectacle, to time deliver, And, by tradition, fix posterity, Without another chronicle than truth, How constantly my resolution suffer'd A martyrdom of majesty ! Simn.
Page 52 - I never wish'd to thrive in Before this fatal minute : mark me now ! If thou dost spoil me of this robe of shame, By my best comforts here, I vow again, To thee, to heaven, to the world, to time, Ere yet the morning...
Page 51 - Tis true, you guess aright ; sit up and listen. With shame and passion now I must confess, Since first mine eyes beheld you, in my heart You have been only king. If there can be A violence in love, then I have felt That tyranny ; be record to my soul The justice which I for this folly fear.
Page 34 - And ride in triumph through Persepolis!" Is it not brave to be a king, Techelles? Usumcasane and Theridamas, Is it not passing brave to be a king, "And ride in triumph through Persepolis?
Page 141 - ... did not only end in a denial, but in a distaste ; the king perceiving thereby that his desires were intemperate, and his cogitations vast and irregular, and that his former benefits were but cheap and lightly regarded by him ; wherefore the king began not to brook him well. And as a little leaven of new distaste doth commonly sour the whole lump of former merits...
Page 61 - None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor: if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more ; use your authority...
Page 204 - To Digby, the lieutenant of the Tower : With safety let them be convey'd to London. It is our pleasure no uncivil outrage, Taunts, or abuse be suflfer'd to their persons ; They shall meet fairer law than they deserve.
Page 117 - And therefore, to speak plainly to your lordships, it is the strangest thing in the world, that the Lady Margaret (excuse us if we name her, whose malice to the King is both causeless and endless,) should now when she is old, at the time when other women give over child-bearing, bring forth two such monsters, being not the births of nine or ten months, but of many years. And whereas other natural mothers bring forth children weak, and not able to help themselves ; she bringeth forth tall stripplings,...
Page 53 - By all that's good, if what I speak, my heart Vows not eternally ; then think, my Lord, Was never man sued to me I denied, Think me a common and most cunning whore, And let my sins be written on my grave, My name rest in reproof.
Page 202 - Richard, who sway'd the sceptre, was reputed A tyrant then; yet then, a dawning glimmer'd To some few wand'ring remnants, promising day When first they ventur'd on a frightful shore, At Milford Haven— Daw.

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