A Short History of the Tower of London: With a List of Interesting Curiosities Contained Therein

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Сторінка 19 - I, that was wont to behold her riding like Alexander, hunting like Diana, walking like Venus, the gentle wind blowing her fair hair about her pure cheeks, like a nymph, sometimes sitting in the shade like a goddess, sometimes singing like an angel, sometimes playing like Orpheus ; behold the sorrow of this world! once amiss hath bereaved me of all.
Сторінка 18 - Here landeth as true a subject, being a prisoner, as ever landed at these stairs ; and before thee, O God! I speak it, having no other friends but thee alone.
Сторінка 22 - it is utterly unknown to the law of England ; though once, when the Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI., had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for the beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called, in derision, the Duke of Exeter's daughter ; and still remains in the Tower of London...
Сторінка 22 - VI., had laid a design to introduce tLa civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called in derision the Duke of Exeter's Daughter, and still remains in the Tower of London ; where it was occasionally used as an engine of state, not of law, more than once in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Сторінка 4 - It has on the east part a tower palatine, very large and very strong ; whose court and walls rise up from a deep foundation ; the mortar is tempered with the blood of beasts.
Сторінка 26 - Additional interest is attached to this room from the general supposition that it was the prison-lodging of Sir Walter Raleigh, whom we have before noticed: a dark closet is shewn as his sleeping room. Memorials of three other unfortunate occupants are still legible; viz.— " HE THAT INDVRETH TO THE ENDE SHALL BE SAVID. M. 10. R. RVDSON • KENT • AN° 1553." " BE FAITFUL VNTO THE DETH AND I WIL GIVE THE A CROWNE OF LIFE. T. FANE, 1554.
Сторінка 19 - My heart was never broken till this day, that I hear the queen goes away so far off, whom I have followed so many years with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her in a dark prison all alone.
Сторінка 10 - I dcoay forthwith, and fall into coughs and diseases of my body, and cannot keep myself in health. And, as our Lord knoweth, I have nothing left unto me for to provide any better, but as my brother of his own purse layeth out for me to his great hindrance.
Сторінка 18 - Country ; which she also utterly denying, cleared her innocency therein. In conclusion, after long debating of matters, they declared unto her, that " It was the Queen's will and pleasure that she should go unto the Tower, while the matter were further tried and examined.
Сторінка 10 - I might easily suffer that, if they would keep my body warm. But my diet also, God knoweth how slender it is at many times. And now in mine age my stomach may not away but with a few kinds of meats, which if I want I decay forthwith, and fall into coughs and diseases of my body, and cannot keep myself in health.

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