The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent Volume 1

The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent Volume 1

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...to make general havocke and spoile of your goods. 'And this I further say unto you in the word of a prince, I cannot tell how naturally a mother loveth her children, for 1 was never the mother of any; but certainly, if a prince and governour may as naturally love their subjects, as the mother doth her child, then assure yourselves, that I, being your soveraigne lady and queene, doe as earnestly and tenderly love and favour you; and I, thus loving you, cannot but thinke, that you as heartily and faithfully love me againe; and so, this love bound together in the knot of concoid, we shall be able, I doubt not, to give these rebels a short and speedy overthrow. 'Now, as concerning my intended marriage, you shall understand, that I entered not into the treaty thereof without the advice of our privy council, yea, and by the assent of those to wlwm my father committed his trust, who have so considered the great commodities that may thereof ensue, as they not only have thought it very honourable, but also expedient both for the wealth of our realme, and also of our loving subjects. 'But as touching myself, I assure you, I am not so desirous of wedding, neither am 1 so precisely wedded to my will, that either lor mine own pleasure I will chuse where 1 list, or else so amorous, as needs 1 must have one; for I thanke God, to whom be the praise, I have hitherto lived a virgin, and doubt not but, with God's grace, to be able to live so still. vi.u., -n-'But if, as my progenitors have done before, it might please God that 1 might leave some fruit of my body to be your govern our, I trust you would not only rejoice thereat, but also I know, it would be to your great comfort; and certainly, if either I did know or thinke, that this marriage should either turne to...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526066
  • 9781236526069