Fragmenta Regalia

Fragmenta Regalia

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...And whether Leicester had then cast in a good word for him to the Queen, which would have done no harm, I doe not determine: But true it is, He had gotten the Queens eare at a trice, and me began to be taken with his elocution, and loved to hear his reafons to her demands: and the truth is, slie took him for a kind of Oracle, which netled them all; yea, thofe that he relyed on, began to take his fuddain favour as an Allarum, and to be fensible of their own fupplantation, and to project his, which made him fhortly after sing, Fortune my foe, &c. So that finding his favour declining, and falling into a recesse, he undertook a new peregrination, to leave that Terra infirma of the Court, for that of the Warres, and by declining himfelf, and by abfence, to expell his, and the passion of his enemies, which in Court was a strange device of recovery, but that he knew there was fome ill office done him, that he durst not attempt to mind any other wayes, than by going aside; thereby to teach envy a new way of forgetfulnesse, and not fo much as to think of him; howfoever, he had it alwayes in mind, never to forget himfelf; and his device took so well, that at his return he came in (as Rammes doe, by going backward) with the greater strength, and so continued to her last, great in her grace, and Captain of the Guard, where I must leave him; but with this obfervation, That though he gained much at the Court, yet he took it not out of the Exchequer, or meerly out of the Queens purfe, but by his wit, and the help of the Prerogative; for the Queen was never profufe in the delivering out of her treafure, but payed many, and most of her fervants part in money, and the rest with grace, which as the cafe stood, was taken for good payment, leaving the Arrear of...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677633
  • 9781236677631