The Life of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury

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עמוד 53 - Sir James Croft, a pensioner, finding the queen stayed, returned back and told who I was, and that I had married Sir William Herbert of St. Gillian's daughter. The queen hereupon looked attentively upon me, and swearing again her ordinary oath, said it is pity he was married so young, and thereupon gave her hand to kiss twice, both times gently clapping me on the cheek.
עמוד 89 - Observing thus a body of men standing in opposition against me, though to speak truly I saw no swords drawn but by Sir John Ayres and his men, I ran violently against Sir John Ayres ; but he, knowing my sword had no point, held his sword and dagger over his head, as believing I...
עמוד 13 - ... time he came to court, and was made gentleman of the king's privy chamber, and master of the revels ; by which means, as also by a good marriage, he attained to great fortunes for himself and posterity to enjoy. He also hath given several proofs of his courage in duels and otherwise, being no less dexterous in the ways of the court, as having gotten much by it.
עמוד 89 - I remained flat upon the ground, only one foot hanging in the stirrup, with that piece of a sword in my right hand. Sir John Ayres hereupon ran about the horse, and was thrusting his sword into me, when I, finding myself in this danger, did with both my arms reaching at his legs pull them towards me, till he fell down backwards on his head ; one of my footmen hereupon, who was a little Shropshire boy, freed my foot out of the stirrup, the other, which was a great fellow, having run away as soon as...
עמוד 172 - ... me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
עמוד 59 - Pardon me, quoth she, it is he that gives it me : I said then, madam, I will not contradict you, but if he dare say that I did not constrain him to give it, I will fight with him.
עמוד 90 - ... him along with them through Whitehall, at the stairs whereof he took boat, Sir Herbert Croft (as he told me afterwards) met him upon the water vomiting all the way, which I believe was caused by the violence of the first thrust I gave him; his servants, brother, and friends, being now retired also, I remained master of the place and his weapons, having first wrested his dagger from him, and afterwards struck his sword out of his hand.
עמוד 141 - I passed by in my coach ; which being observed by me, I left my coach, and getting upon a spare horse I had there, rode into the said dry ditch, and telling him aloud, that I knew well why he stood there, bid him afterwards get to his coach, for I...
עמוד 127 - I did in my shirt run down the stairs, open the doors suddenly, and charged ten or twelve of them with that fury that they ran away, some throwing away their halberts, others hurting their fellows to make them go faster in a narrow way they were to pass ; in which...
עמוד 5 - ... many particulars have been told me, I shall mention one only. Some outlaws being lodged in an alehouse upon the hills of Llandinam, my grandfather and a few servants coming to apprehend them, the principal outlaw shot an arrow against my grandfather, which stuck in the pummel of his saddle...

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