History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada Volume 5
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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...caught the ambassador's hand. 'Oh!' she exclaimed, 'do you speak as a subject whose duty is to praise his sovereign, or do you speak as a man?' 'Your Majesty may take my life, ' he answered, 'if you find him other than I have told you.' 'Oh that I could but see him!' she said. She dismissed Renard gratefully. A few days after she sent for him again, when she was expecting the petition of the House of Commons. 'Lady Clarence, ' one of the Queen's attendants, was the only other person present. The holy wafer was in the room on an altar, which she called her protector, her guide, her adviser.1 Mary told them that she spent her days and nights in tears and prayers before it, imploring God to direct her; and as she was speaking her emotions overcame her; 1 'Elle l'avoit toujours invoque comme son protecteur, conductcur, et conseilleur.'--Renard to Charles V., October 31: Soils Souse MSS. she flung herself on her knees with Renard and Lady Clarence at her side, and the three together before the altar sang the 'Veni Creator.' The invocation was heard in the breasts from which it was uttered. As the chant died into silence, Mary rose from the ground as if inspired, and announced the divine message. The Prince of Spain was the chosen of Heaven for the virgin Queen; if miracles were required to give him to her, there was a stronger than man who would work them; the malice of the world should not keep him from her; she would cherish him and love him, and him alone; and never thenceforward, by a wavering thought, would she give him cause for jealousy.1 It was true that she had deliberately promised not to do what she was now resolved on doing, but that was no matter. The Commons' petition was by this time November...., ready, but the agitation 01 the...
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