Fragmenta regalia

Paperback | January 4, 2012

bySir Robert Naunton

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... fervants; and though he might fpeak big, and therein would be born out, yet was he not the more dreadfull, but lefle harmfull, and far from the praclife of my Lord of Lricefters inftruclions, for he was down-right ; and I have heard thofe that both knew him well, and had intereft in him, fay merrily of him, that his Latine and his diffimulation were both alike; and that his cuftome of fwearing, and obfcenity in fpeaking, made him feem a worfe Chriftian than he was, and a better Knight of the Carpet than he mould be: As he lived in a ruffling time, fo he loved fword and buckler men, and fuch as our Fathers were wont to call men of their hands; of which fort, he had many brave Gentlemen that followed him; yet not taken for a popular and dangerous perfon And this is one that ftood amongft the Togati, of an honeft flout heart, and fuch a one (as upon occaf,on) would have fought for his Prince, and his Country, for he had the charge of the Queens Perfon, both in the Court, and the Camp at Tilbury. Rawleigh. [IR Walter Rawleigh was one, that (it feems) Fortune'had pickt out of purpofe, of whom to make an example, or to ufe as her Tennis-Ball, thereby to mew what fhe could doe; for fhe toft him up of nothing, and too and fro to greatnefle, and from thence down to little more than to that wherein fhe found him, (a bare Gentleman) Not that he was lefle, for he was well defcended, and of good alliance, but poor in his beginnings: and for my Lord of Oxfords jeft of him, (the Jack, and an upftart) we all know, it favours more of emulation, and his humour, than of truth; and it is a certain note of the times, that the Queen in her choice, never took into her favour a meer new man, or a Mechanick, as Comities obferves of Lewis the eleventh of France, who did ferve himfelf with perfons of unknown ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... fervants; and though he might fpeak big, and therein would be born out, yet was he not the more dreadfull, but lefle harmfull, and far from the praclife o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217215513

ISBN - 13:9780217215510

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