English History Told by English Poets; A Reader for School Use

English History Told by English Poets; A Reader for School Use

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...then, spare that time. Wolsey. Be't so.--Proceed. Scribe. Say, Henry King of England, come into the court. Crier. Henry King of England, come into the court. King Henry. Here. Scribe. Say, Katharine Queen of England, come into the court. Crier. Katharine Queen of England, come into the court. (The Queen makes no answcr, rises out of her chair, goes about the court, comes to the King, and kneels at his feet; then speaks. Queen Katharine. Sir, I desire you do me right and justice, And to bestow your pity on me; for I am a most poor woman, and a stranger, Born out of your dominions; having here No judge indifferent, nor no more assurance Of equal friendship and proceeding. Alas, sir, In what have I offended you? what cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, That thus you should proceed to put me off, And take your good grace from me? Heaven witness I have been to you a true and humble wife, At all times to your will conformable: Ever in fear to kindle your dislike, Yea, subject to your countenance, glad or sorry, As I saw it inclin'd. When was the hour I ever contradicted your desire, Or made it not mine too? Or which of your friends Have I not strove to love, although I knew He were mine enemy? what friend of mine, That had to him deriv'd your anger, did I Continue in my liking? nay, gave notice He was from thence discharg'd. Sir, call to mind That I have been your wife, in this obedience, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest With many children by you: if in the course And process of this time you can report, And prove it too, against mine honour aught, My bond to wedlock or my love and duty, Against your sacred person, in God's name, Turn me away; and let the foul'st contempt Shut door upon me, and so give me up To the sharp'st...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651176X
  • 9781236511768