To 1657 V. 4

To 1657 V. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...that she might not write in such phrases as were commonly used. Of the Greek tongue also she was not altogether ignorant. She took pleasure in reading of the best and wisest Histories, and some part of Tacitus's Annals she herself turned into English for her private exercise. She also translated Boethius dc Consolationc Philosophiae, and a Treatise of Plutarch dc Curiositate, with divers others. " For her private pleasures she used them moderately and warily, without touch to her reputation, or offence to her people. She was in her diet very temperate, as eating but of few kinds of meat and those not compounded: the wine she drank was mingled with water, con. taining three parts more in quantity than the wine itself. Precise howers of rcfection she observed not, as never eating but when her appetite required it. " In matters of recreation, as singing, dancing, and playing upon instruments, she was not ignorant nor excellent: a measure which in things indifferent best besecms a Prince. " She was of nature somewhat hasty, but quickly appeased: ready there to shew most kindnes, where a little before she had been most sharp in reproving. Her greatest grief of mind and body she either patiently endured, or politicly dissembled. I have heard it credibly reported, that, not long before her death, she was divers times troubled with the gout in her fingers, whereof she would never complain; as seeming better pleased to be thought insensible of the pain, than to acknowledge the disease. And she would often shew herself abroad at public spectacles (even against her own 1ikeing)to no other end but that the people might the better perceive her ability of body and good disposition, which otherwise in respect of her years they...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813332
  • 9781236813336